I’m telling you, this is the year for series endings. It’s February first and I have now read the final book in four series thus far in 2016. It’s always interesting to see how authors round out their series, and especially so in series such as Sandra D. Bricker’s Jessie Stanton Novels where readers have spent many hours with the same main characters.
Jessie Hart has finally gotten her life (and her name) back, so when Danny Callahan proposes, she’s not sure she’s ready to accept. After all, her relationship with her ex-husband (who wasn’t ever really her husband to begin with) proves she’s not skilled in relationships. Besides, her shop keeps her plenty busy and now, with the possibility of becoming part of a reality television show, she’ll have even less time to focus on Danny.
When her grandfather’s illness gets worse, Jessie is drawn back to Louisiana and everything she’s tried to distance herself from since moving to California. As she struggles to balance caring for her grandfather, her relationship with Danny, managing her store, and her ex-husband’s continuous advances, will Jessie hand her struggles over to the One who knows what tomorrow brings?
This series has been so much fun to read with its quirky characters, including Danny’s big dog Frank, and the life-lessons that Jessie has learned along the way. I was there when Jessie first met Danny, there when she inserted herself into Danny’s investigations (that was something I would have liked to read about one more time in this last book), and walked along with her as she’s made life-long friends and fallen in love with a Godly man. To be able to see Jessie grow in her faith and in her self-assuredness has been a delight.
Available online and from your local Christian bookstore March 1, 2016.
***Abingdon Press provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review. All opinions expressed are my own.