Lives Intertwined


Amidst chaos and tragedy, can one find light?

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Title:  Intertwined
Author:  Jennifer Slattery
Publisher:  New Hope Publishers
Release Date:  October 5, 2015

      

ABOUT THE BOOK

Abandoned by her husband for another woman, Tammy Kuhn, an organ procurement coordinator often finds herself in tense and bitter moments. After an altercation with a doctor, she is fighting to keep her job and her sanity when one late night she encounters her old flame Nick. She walks right into his moment of facing an unthinkable tragedy. Because they both have learned to find eternal purposes in every event and encounter, it doesn’t take long to discover that their lives are intertwined but the ICU is no place for romance….or is it? Could this be where life begins again?

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MY THOUGHTS

May I say what a pleasure it was to get to know a new author. After Intertwined, Jennifer Slattery's books will sure be on my radar.  Intertwined is one of those books that I didn't know or read much about and was just intrigued by the synopsis, and the discussions Jennifer had at an event I attended.

Intertwined dealt with emotional turmoils from tragedies that one hope and pray that will never befallen on them or their love ones. What we readers experience with Tammy and Nick will be forever ingrained in us, because it became that real. The pain one experiences with the lost of a love one, or betrayal of another can't be described, only felt. Jennifer gave us a story that we can feel.

What I really enjoyed about Intertwined is how these two Christians, live their lives with God in their minds, even during times of struggles. No, this is not a preachy type novel or one of those that portrays the characters as perfect Christians. No. They have their shortcomings and their struggles with God and questions like, "why did God let bad things happen."  And that's what makes for real life. Christians too, struggles with doubt, but it's how we embrace our faith, that's what makes it different.  From overbearing parents, to nosy neighbors, to rebellious children, Intertwined embraced it all.  It is with heart and depth a story like Intertwined enable our senses to feel for others, and never let bitterness enter. 
"Bitterness is the worst kind of cancer.  It buries its roots deep into one's heart until it strangles everything else." (261)
Something I want to keep in mind of.


NOTE:  I won a copy of this book in a giveaway and was not required to provide a review.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jennifer Slattery is an inspiring contemporary novelist whose stories of hope, love and grace resonate with real people. She writes Intertwined with authenticity as a result of her husband becoming an organ donor. She also writes Christian Living articles for Crosswalk.com and devotions for her personal blog, JenniferSlatteryLivesOutLoud; Internet Cafe Devotions; and Takin’ it to the Streets’, a ministry serving Omaha Metro’s working poor and homeless. When not writing, she enjoys hanging out with her teenage daughter and real-life hero husband, as well as serving in her church.

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2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and write a review on my novel! Your review really encouraged me. :) I'm so glad you enjoyed the story!

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  2. Anytime Jennifer. Thank YOU for a great novel.

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