About the Book
Jackson Murphy: family prankster, class clown… and now, smack in the middle of a Vegas-sized mess. All he’d wanted was to qualify for the Boston Marathon. After failing that goal, he slipped into a deep, sulking valley, only to emerge from it with a much bigger problem. He’s married. To a complete stranger! Forget making a world-class marathon so that his family will believe that (1) he’s capable of being grown up and serious on occasion and (2) he doesn’t need the ongoing pity about his brother and a certain ex-girlfriend.
Now? Now he has no idea what to do.
Mackenzie Murphy: independent woman and excellent student—but not a med student. Because those pesky MCATs were H-A-R-D. She doesn’t particularly mind that much, seeing as she’s never really wanted to be a doctor, but her mother will be…uh, displeased. Exceptionally. That’s nothing, however, compared to how Mother will respond if she finds out what else happened in Vegas.
Mackenzie wants out. Jackson wants a chance. Neither of them is prepared for what’s coming. Caught in the middle of a disaster that keeps getting bigger, they hardly dare ask: Can God take their monumental mistake and turn it into a beautiful life?
In Spite of Ourselves, Book 13 in The Potter’s House Books Series Two, is an uplifting and inspiring story of hope, redemption and second chances. It is also book Two in Jennifer Rodewald’s Murphy Brother Stories (book One is Always You). Grab your copy and be encouraged today.
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In My Opinion
The Murphy brothers are back and this time the spotlight is on the resident prankster. Jackson’s attempt at proving to his family he is an adult and more than the jokes he tells or the pranks he pulls backfires in a most colossal way.
Jennifer Rodewald once again delves into the nitty gritty of life, this time with the powerful message that God can take our biggest mistakes—the choices we made in our despair or anger without seeking God first—and turn them into blessings.
I loved Jackson and Mackenzie’s love story. It’s not traditional but it’s beautiful. Jackson steps up to care for his wife (even when he’s kind of blackmailing her to meet his family). He proves his maturity in his patience and persistence when Kenz isn’t sure about any of it. And Mackenzie’s journey is just a poignant as she discovers a love she never experienced—both through God and through Jackson.
There is a reason Rodewald sits at the top of my must-read authors list, and In Spite of Ourselves cements her place there. I can’t wait to see which brother gets himself into a fix next.
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