I appreciate the writing style, the emotional pull, the way the story unfolds.
I love to feel satisfied after reading a book, and this one does just that!
Very enjoyable read. Highly recommend." ~ Review by Kimberly
About the Author
Growing up an only child, I had many imaginary friends. I believe this - and a love of books - fueled my desire to write. It was many years later that my dream of becoming a published author came true.
My books, "Devon's Choice" and the "The Trouble With Charlie" are published by Astraea Press.
Top Customer Reviews
Devin’s decision was ultimately about coming to terms with the obstacles life has thrown her way and how to accept those obstacles. Don’t get me wrong, Devon’s Choice is defiantly a sweet love story between Devon and Brandon, but it was also about the platonic relationships she has, such as her relationship with her father. I also love Devon’s relationship with her best friend Meagan. I couldn’t help but laugh every time Meagan shows up to give Devon her ‘wisdom.’ I also love the adding of Irish culture—from her dad with his love of corn beef and cabbage to the very end when Devon adds a hint of green to her ideal ending. I couldn’t help but root for Devon as I flipped through her story, and I would defiantly read another of Bennett’s stories!
Reviewed By Jasmine Coreas for The Bookish Blog
Devon Murphy is a young woman that lives at home with her widowed father, Charles, and her dog, Bubby. Devon works part time at a coffee house and as a graphic designer. The story opens with Devon working at the coffee shop with her BFF Megan where she meets a man, Brandon, aka “Black Coffee Guy.” Things are complicated because she is currently dating Michael, a successful businessman. Devon breaks things off with Michael soon after meeting Brandon because she realizes that they do not have a future and she is not entirely trusting of Michael or his actions. Meanwhile, Brandon and Devon quickly grow closer after their first meeting due to their mutual physical and moral attraction. Both Devon and Brandon have experienced the loss of a parent so they have an additional bond in addition to their physical attraction to one another. The most interesting relationship in this book is between Devon and her father. Charles is the warmest father who adores his daughter and that is the driving force of this story.
This book is a short contemporary Christian romance. The main characters are not Christians; however, there are many Christian themes in the book. The characters struggle with Christianity as they deal with falling in love and loss. I wanted to like this book, I even cried during one scene; however, I must state that I often cry while reading. In reality, I only had lukewarm feelings for the main characters, and I often felt that the writing was a bit flat. Honestly, I grew tired of the author’s descriptions of what everyone was wearing, people carrying out daily mundane tasks, and the overall flat feeling of the narrative.Read more ›
This is a wonderful story that easily draws the reader into Devon's story. You can't help but feel compassion and empathy for Devon as she deals with issues in her life, it is easy to relate to her and cheer her on as she comes to terms with the choices and decisions that she makes. I enjoyed watching as Devon and Brandon worked through their personal issues with faith, belief, and trust, so that their budding romance could be given a chance to develop into a loving and happy relationship.
Devon's Choice is a very touching story that is full of emotion, it will tug at your heartstrings and leave a smile on your face.
If the story had been longer, things fleshed out a bit more, I would probably have liked it better too. All in all, it was just nothing special. It was interesting enough to read, but the faith in it didn't seem genuine either. Plus, while it's a short book, it took me a couple of weeks to get through it, simply because I didn't have much motivation to pick it up.
I can't think of much that I specifically disliked about the story or anything really liked either, so it's right in the middle for me, 2.5 stars. The reason for me putting a 2 star rating instead of rounding up is because of all the focus on the physical.. The way it was done in this one bothered me and I wouldn't round down if this wasn't categorized as Christian fiction.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I received a copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Romance, clean, Christian elements.
This was a mixed one for me. Read more
This was a refreshing story. Filled with likeable characters and a storyline with an emotional pull. Excellent read. Will look for more books by this author.Published 5 months ago by Kathryn D
***spoilers…granted it’s a romance so we all know how it ends
It was not my normal read but still very enjoyable. Read more
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Devon lives at home with her dad and her dog. Read more
Overall this was a quick and good read. The characters were well developed and relate-able. I enjoyed the interactions between Devon and her father the most. Read morePublished 13 months ago by meghan varner
Devon's Choice is clean a Christian contemporary romance.H
Devon is broken on many levels. She sacrifices her life for her father who suffers from a heart condition. Read more
I received this Christian Contemporary Romance free in exchange for an honest review. Read more
After Devon lost her mother, she looks after her father in the same house she has known all her life. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Shauna
Devon’s Choice was just okay. SPOILERS: Michael was a jerk and I didn’t like how Devon overlooked his rude, snobbish attitude just because he occasionally did something sweet and... Read morePublished 14 months ago by KMurray
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