Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Worth the Wait Book Review

Waltham Academy
Book One

SUMMARY:  If God really loves her, how can things go so wrong?
     Ellie Lansing has a picture-perfect life with a close-knit family and the perfect boyfriend.  But her world is suddenly knocked off center when her drool-worthy boyfriend cheats, and her always-has-it-together mother is diagnosed with cancer.  Ellie doesn't get it.  She always does the right thing - doesn't God owe her a happy life?
     Through her heartache, Ellie learns that sometimes what seems like the end is really just the beginning and that what God has for us is always worth the wait.

REVIEW:  Worth the Wait is Laura Jackson's debut novel.  She does a great job making her reader feel like they are part of Ellie's story, showing you how Ellie deals with all the disappointment and changes that occur in her life without going overboard.  I like how Ellie doesn't just jump into another relationship after she and Dylan break up, especially when another young man makes his interest known, but learns to be her own person and not part of a couple.  Now, she doesn't always make the right decisions but she does learn from her mistakes and to trust the LORD to direct her path.  I can't wait to give this to my teenage daughter to read.  I'm looking forward to other books in this series and by this author.

This book was provided by the author for review without compensation.

Laura Jackson loves books - reading and writing them.  A life-long reader, Laura studied English in college and taught 7th grade language arts before earning her Master's degree and becoming a school librarian.  Now, she spends her days sharing great books with kids and her evenings writing books about teenage girls discovering God and His plan for their lives.

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