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Desert Gift: Book Review


Title of Book:  Desert Gift (Side Roads)  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥

Author: Sally John

My favorite quotes from book:

  • At precisely twelve minutes and thirty-five seconds past ten o'clock in the morning, Central Standard Time, Jillian Galloway's world ceased to exist.
  • "I doubt you believe in just happened." Agnes chuckled. "You're right. Its my euphemism for 'God arranged this.'
  • "Its signing up to get stabbed in the heart again, and this time in front of an audience."
  • "Jill." Jack was looking at her now. "I don't want you to stop talking. Silent is not who you are."
  • "How can I be a knight?"
  • "Then how does a guy keep functioning as a knight?" She took a deep breath. "He notices his wife. He speaks to her. He smiles a special smile just for her. He knows her deepest heart, the place where she dreams big dreams. He confidently does whatever is for her best. He intuits that she is always in distress because that's just the human condition. But he alone can comfort and console and make life easier for her."
  • "God loves to draw us closer to Himself, close enough to hear His heartbeat."

Year Published: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (May 18, 2011)

Pages: 401

Genres: Christian Fiction Romance

Characters in book: Jill & Jill Galloway, Viv & Marty Kovich, Daisy & Skip Wagner, Connor, Agnes.

(Info from back of book) When you’re at the top . . . you’ve got a long way to fall. 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?

From best-selling author Sally John comes an insightful and inspiring story about the unexpected detours our lives can take, the lies we sometimes tell ourselves, and the hope that God is always at work, even in the desert.

My Overview:

Jillian & Jack Galloway have been married for over 20 years. They have raised a son together, had successful careers and are about to celebrate a great mile stone in Jill’s life! Jillian Galloway, a nationally known marriage expert, has just published her first book called  “She Said, He Heard”, a Guide to Marital Discourse. As her &  her husband Jack are getting ready to leave for the airport, Jack drops a bombshell on Jill that he wants a divorce! To make matters worse, He tells her to go on her book tour, without him.

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Full Disclosure by Dee Henderson


Full Disclosure Title of book: Full Disclosure  ♥   ♥   ♥   ♥   ♥

Author: Dee Henderson

My favorite quotes from book:

  • Some things in life are a mystery. Love is one of them.
  • Get to know me, Ann. Then you can decide what you think about me.
  • I think you’ve heard a lot about me from friends, but you haven’t really met me. I’m going to surprise you in a whole lot of ways.
  • She could use your help, God. To find the truth and clear the innocent, to name the guilty, but more, to just get through this.
  • I talk about what matter to me all the time. But there are large chunks of who I am, of what I think about, that reside only between myself and God. 
  • Would you want to know the secrets if they would rip apart and end the relationship?
  • Eventually every secret comes to the surface.
  • Being scared to fail is like shadowboxing with a shadow.

Year Published: Bethany House Publishers (October 2, 2012)

Pages: 432

Genres: Christian Fiction Suspense

Characters in book: Paul Falcon, Ann Silver, Midnight, Sam & Rita

My Overview: Get ready for a roller coaster ride of suspense & romance! Dee Henderson’s newest book; Full Disclosure, is all that and more! A shooter has FBI special agent, Paul Falcon, running in circles with no clue as to what their next move will be. Midwest Homicide Investigator, Anne Silver, enters the picture! She drops new evidence on Paul Falcon’s desk, evidence which just may be the break that Paul has been looking for. Who is this powerful woman, Ann Silver and could she be the break in this cold case that Paul has been looking for?

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