Monday, May 2, 2016

Jennifer Slattery Breaking Free


Jennifer Slattery hits it out of the park with Breaking Free! This is a story of redemption that I truly love. The characters are so real, and the story line is bold, engaging, and captivating. I couldn't put it down! It is well written, and flows nicely. It's easy to follow, but not overly predictable. I love the background story of the characters, and how they flow together nicely.

On the outside, Alice and Trent look like the perfect, happily married couple. Everything seems that way, until Alice tries to use her credit card only for it to be declined, along with everything else. She begins to look into why everything is declined, and she discovers her husband has been leading a secret, dangerous life. He's addicted to gambling AND alcohol, and he's about to lose everything, including his family.

This is an emotional rollercoaster for sure. I'm not so sure I would be as strong as Alice. I'm pretty sure I'd take that bottle of alcohol and whack Trent over the head with it, and I know I sure wanted to do that a time or 50 while reading this! This is an intense, emotional read.

About the book:

360 pages
New Hope Publishing (March, 2016)
5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5
10.5 ounces


Sometimes it takes losing everything to grab hold of what really matters. 

Women’s ministry leader and Seattle housewife, Alice Goddard, and her successful graphic-designer husband appear to have it all together. Until their credit and debit cards are denied, launching Alice into an investigation that only leads to the discovery of secrets. Meanwhile, her husband is trapped in a downward spiral of lies, shame, and self-destruction. Can they break free from their deception and turn to the only One who can save them? And will it be in time to save their marriage? 

Breaking Free, part of NHP contemporary fiction line, is a great reminder that God can take any broken life and redeem it for His plan and purpose. Readers will fall in love with the realistic characters and enjoy the combination of depth, heart-felt emotion, and humor that makes Jennifer's novels so appealing. Readers will be inspired to break free and find God in the complexities of their own lives!

This book is a great resource for a book club, discussion group in women’s Bible studies, or as a ministry resource to spark conversation about practical ministry needs.

About the Author:

Jennifer Slattery is an inspiring contemporary novelist whose stories of hope, love, and grace resonate with real people. She is the author of compelling contemporary romance novels such as Beyond I Do, When Dawn Breaks, Intertwined, and Breaking Free. She also writes for Crosswalk.com and devotions for her personal blog, JenniferSlatteryLivesOutLoud; Internet Cafe Devotions; and Takin' It To The Streets, a ministry serving Omaha Metro's working poor and homeless. When not writing, she enjoys hanging out with her teenage daughter and real-life hero husband, as well as serving in her church.


Please check out this book for yourself. I truly love it, and hope you do too!

**I received this book free from the author in exchange for my honest opinion. I wasn't required to write a positive review, nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed are my own or those of my family.**

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