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Friday, 18 July 2014

Shelter Me by Mina Bennett


I read the blurb, it seemed the sort of book I would like to read.

The blurb gives more to it than the actual book I am afraid. I am not adverse to reading light Christian reads [I love Karen Kingsbury] but this was so much more, it was 'in your face' Christian witnessing at its best.

The province of the storyline would have been a good one if it was wound down more. It was slow to start, but did pick up, I stayed with it. I wanted to finish it and I did, but its left me wondering about certain aspects of this tale, surely certain things were self explanatory, and some things needed to be filled in more to make us readers understand things.

My personal thoughts are, a little more time rounding this out, lesson on the Christian preaching aspect and finish things that are left unanswered, this can then be a very good piece of work.

This is MY honest take on the book, and its not in anyway meant to reflect badly or personally on the author.

I would like to thank eXcessica Publishing via Net Galley for allowing me the chance to read and offer my review.


He's the only thing she has left to believe in...

Marissa was the first person to break Jacob's heart. When they were children, she made it very clear that she wanted nothing to do with him. She didn't mean to, but her mother had ordered her to stay away from her Sunday school crush: "He's a nice boy - don't you ruin him." So she kept her feelings hidden, telling herself that no matter how sweet he seemed, he'd still end up turning on her, like everyone else did.

Jacob never loved anyone like he loved Marissa. He knows he should try to forget about her, especially now that he's engaged and she's happily married - or so everyone says. Even though they've grown and gone their separate ways, in their tightly-knit community, that still means seeing each other at every Sunday service, church picnic and backyard barbecue. He swears that her eyes still have that sad, haunted look, but he manages to keep his distance.

Until one night, when everything changes.

With Jacob's relationship in shambles and Marissa pushed to the breaking point, they're drawn together by an unstoppable force. Temptation is irresistible. Giving in is unthinkable. But it soon becomes clear that nothing - neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation - can keep them apart.


Verse quoted is taken from THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwid






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