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- Print Length: 245 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: December 18, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00H0OKQ76
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #231 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Married for Christmas (Willow Park Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Jessica craves love and family. Her only family member, her mom, is suffering from Alzheimer and is slowly being lost to Jessica. She proposes to Daniel that they marry. It is the answer to both their problems. He will no longer be a single man and she will get the connection to family that she craves.
With some hesitation Daniel agrees to this marriage. It is not a marriage of convince as they both plan to consummate it. Rather it is an unconventional marriage.
This is a very sweet story of two people who think they know what they want but quickly learn that God has much more in store for them. I liked the authors very realistic look at this pastor as a real person, who struggles just like the rest of us. There was a nice balance between the religious and the realistic. I really enjoyed the book
The following information is provided so that the reader can decide if this is the type of book for them. It is not meant as judgement rather as a guide for readers to decide if this is their type of book.
Language: Mild swear words and only a couple of occasions. Used in a way to make the characters real.
Sex: There are several descriptive sex scenes. They are M/F in a married relationship. Though they are descriptive the language used is not graphic.
Story/Sex: The first sex scene takes place at 24% of book. There are probably 4 or 5 scenes in the book. I would classify the book as a story with sex scenes that support the story, rather then the other way around.
Religion: I don't usually comment on this category but will for this book. Since one of the main characters is a pastor there is of course reference to God and religion. It is handled in the context of who they are, it is a part of their life. The book does not quote a ton of scripture, nor does it really preach at the reader. Religion is used more in the context of just who the characters are.
Here's what I liked:
1. It makes the clergy "real" and with flaws, not on placed on a pedestal.
2. The characters had realistic chemistry, given the situation.
3. The book is a stand alone- though I hope Ms. Adams continues Jessica and Daniel's story.
4. There's great comic relief,usually provided by Jessica.
5. I enjoyed their journey through communicating better with each other. Every married couple needs to master this, whether your spouse is a high ranking member of the congregation or not!
6. Ms. Adams essentially put a "disclosure" at The beginning, it wasn't needed. If you purchased based on the book's cover, you might be taken unawares. If you read the description, you'll be pleasantly surprised like I was.
Here's what I didn't like so much:
1. Spend more time on a good editor. It was distracting to the continuity for me, but luckily I was vested in the characters, so I continued with the story.
2. I had a disconnect with why the friendship was lacking once they got married. I get things change once your married, but they both had a great friendship in the beginning which is why they approached marriage in the first place. Of course once intimacy is brought into the relationship it would change things, but it didn't make sense that their friendship became non existent.
3. Pet owners consider their pets a part of their family. It wasn't realistic to me that Jessica married Daniel, knowing he wasn't very fond of Bear, let alone pets in general. I'm not a cat person-I don't care how cute the guy is, I wouldn't marry him if he had a cat.
4.what happens with her Mom? She gets swept under the rug the day after her hip surgery. Not real sure about that.
5. As annoyed as Jessica is with the congregation when the move to Willow Park, where are they when her mom ends up in the hospital? Yet not her burning question....
For the aforementioned reasons,I give this book 2 stars. If they had halves, I'd give it 2.5