Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Finding Jeena by Miralee Ferrell

Jeena’s new job with Browning and Thayer promised big things, and she intended to take full advantage in every way she could. New clothes, new townhouse, new car and new furniture were just the start. Rumors around town cast her new boss in a shady light, but she set aside her uneasy feelings…the money was good and his ethics weren’t her concern.

A few weeks later her world began to shake. Her salary wasn’t paid on time and things were happening in the office that didn’t bode well for her future. Money was missing and the investors were making trouble. Her boss disappeared and his partner was left to take the fall, along with anyone else associated with the company.

Jeena’s carefully crafted world began to crumble and her struggle with alcohol began to rear its head again. Dragged into court to be interrogated was only the beginning....

My Review:
Thank you to Bonnie at CFBA and Kregel Publications for my copy of this Christian fiction novel.

First the good news: the plan of salvation is clearly written in this novel about a rich lady who loses everything--her family, friends, job, house, car, and even her cell phone. She even ends up in a shelter. The theme is one of forgiveness.

However, I must confess that I did not like this book. I did not connect with Jeena, the main character, a bitter woman who is on the verge of alcoholism. The story line is predictable, and I found the writing to be choppy and filled with cliches. You may have a different opinion.

Discussion question are included at the book's end.

If you would like to read an excerpt, click here.

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1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

Thanks for your review - I think I'll skip this one.