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Just Between You and Me
By Jenny B. Jones
Published by Thomas Nelson
ISBN# 978-1-59554-851-1
316 pages


Back Cover: Maggie Montgomery lives a life of adventure. Her job as a cinematographer takes her from one exotic locale to the next. When Maggie’s not working she loves to rappel off cliffs and go skydiving. Nothing frightens her.

Nothing that is except Ivy, Texas, where a family emergency pulls her back home to a town full of bad memories, painful secrets, and people Maggie left far behind…for a reason.

Forced to stay longer than she intended; Maggie finds her family a complete mess, including the niece her sister has abandoned. Only one person can handle her niece. It’s Connor, the local vet and Ivy’s most eligible bachelor. But Connor and Maggie keep butting heads—he’s suspicious of her and, well, she doesn’t rely on anyone but herself.

As Maggie humorously fumbles her way from one mishap to another, she realizes she’s going to need to ask for help from the one person who scares her most.

To save one little girl—and herself—can Maggie let go of her fears and just trust God?

REVIEW: “There’s a feeling in the air, and I don’t like it. A feeling that says, Things are about to get messy and out of control. Messy I can handle. The contents of my purse are a testimonial to that. But the relationship business? Let’s just say I’m a better cinematographer than I am a girlfriend.”

This statement out of the mouth of Maggie, world traveler, great at her job, but not so good with relationships of any kind; which she soon discovers when a family emergency brings her home to Ivey, Texas. The last place on earth she wants to be. Talk about messy?

Maggie is going to church and hears the pastor say, “What’s holding you back today? Every single one of us has fears. You know who eats that up? The enemy. He loves nothing more than to see you hanging tight to all those things you’re afraid of. ..”
Maggie wonders if the pastor is talking directly to her, and you’ll wonder if Jenny is talking to you.

This book grabbed my heart and attention right from the start. Jenny B. Jones not only has Maggie discover she might have a few fears she’s holding on to but she made me think about fear in a deeper, personal sense. What does facing your fear look like? I think that this author does an amazing job of showing Maggie how to identify her fears, but it made this reader think about the issue of fear as well.

Bravo, Jenny! for penning such a dynamic, funny, heartfelt story of unconditional love, forgiveness, and letting God take the drivers’ seat of our lives. It’s a scary thing to do. Can Maggie pull it off, could you? Jenny gives you hope and a little bit of her testimony about dealing with fear, in the back of the book. I can’t stop thinking about this book and neither will you!

Nora St.Laurent
Finding Hope Through Fiction
Book Club Servant

3 comments:

  1. Nora, thank you so much for the sweet review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book. Thanks for all you do to promote Christian fiction!

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  2. Wasn't this just awesome!? This is a treasure!!

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