Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Just Between You and Me by Jenny B. Jones ~ 5/5 stars

Just Between You and Me: A Novel of Losing Fear and Finding God
by Jenny B. Jones

Thomas Nelson- Publisher
About the book:

The only thing scarier than living on the edge is stepping off it.

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 or 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. Ten-year-old Riley is struggling in school and out of control at home. The only person who can really handle the pint-sized troublemaker is Conner, the local vet and Ivy's most eligible bachelor. But Conner 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 the most.

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

My review:
WOW. I loved it! This book is full of wonderful things, such as: wit, humor, a really cute guy, massive amounts of candy, and (best of all) God. Jones is an amazing author, who really makes you think (once you dry your eyes from laughing so hard). I loved how she dealt with fear in this book, and how God was totally at the heart of getting rid of it. "We can do all things through Christ" is proved true over, and over in Jones's books. As characters get themselves in crazy situations that only God can help them out of, and He does every time. She is an inspiring author who writes about characters that people can relate to, and laugh about. A definite to-read.


Renee said...

I've never read anything by this author but it sounds really good! I'm off to add this to my wishlist! Thank you for the review!

XOXO~ Renee

Carman said...

Renee~ I have read all of her books! You should definitely add all of them to your to-read. She writes really funny, yet still very touching, stuff. ;) Hope you enjoy them all!