It's a summer of change for Jennifer O'Malley. The busy physician has a pediatrics practice in Dallas, Texas, and meeting and falling in love with surgeon Tom Peterson is adding a rich layer to her life. She's sorting out how to introduce Tom to her family--she's the youngest of seven--and thinking about marriage. She's falling in love with Jesus too, and knows God is good. But that faith is about to be tested, and in a way she didn't expect. The results will soon transform her entire family."
I was beyond thrilled to see this book in the list of books to review for the month of May. Dee Henderson was the very first Christian author that I was exposed to. I love her O'Malley series and have long hoped to see Jennifer's story be written. Although short in length, Jennifer's story is a great read, a bittersweet romance. Jennifer is a successful pediatrician who loves what she does; but struggles with the idea of God because of the sickness she sees. A chance meeting with Tom starts her on a path of self examination and opening herself up to the idea of God. Just when everything is going well, she is dealt a shocking blow that will put her new found faith to the test. You don't have to have read the rest of the O'Malley series to understand all that is going on; but it was really nice to see the drop in the pond that starts the ripples that make up the rest of the series. I highly recommend this book but also suggest that you pick up the other five books to watch Jennifer's story continue to unfold.
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