Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Desert Gift

From the back of the book: A nationally known marriage expert, Jillian Galloway is at the pinnacle of success. Her syndicated talk radio show is a hit and her first book is about to release. But just as she's leaving for her West Coast publicity tour, Jill's faithful husband of twenty-four years drops a bombshell: he wants a divorce.

As her world crashes down around her, Jill flees to her parents' home in the California desert, wondering if everything she's built her career on-and everything she's built her life around-is a sham. She thought she'd done everything right. So how did her marriage slowly slip away? And will she ever get it back?

My review: I especially enjoyed the plot in this book. A marriage expert whose own marriage falls apart was a great idea that has not been overdone. I think Mrs. John did a good job developing a storyline that will pull the reader in and hold their attention. I will have to say though that Mrs. John's choice of character names was rather corny. While I enjoyed the story I had a hard time getting past the names Jack and Jill as well as the references to the nursery rhyme. I think it was just plain silly and didn't fit at all. If it weren't for the nursery rhyme references I would highly recommend this book. However, I will only give it a 3 out of 5 stars.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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