I don’t want you to stop talking. Silent is not who you are.

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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