Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Just Between You and Me by Jenny B Jones

Synopsis:~

Maggie lives life on the edge, seemingly unafraid of anything. But the image she so carefully constructed is coming undone.

Maggie's job as a videographer takes her around the world. She tells people's stories, especially those of impoverished children. That's when she feels most alive, like she's making the world better.

But when a secret from her past resurfaces, Maggie gets a call that sends her home. Her dad desperately needs her help. Her estranged sister has run off, leaving 8-year-old Riley in his care.She returns reluctantly, hoping to help her niece. There she reconnects with Cooper--a once awkward and shy, now handsome, veterinarian. Her feelings sky rocket when she's with him, but she's afraid if she shows him her true self, he'll reject her.

An honest, hilarious journey that will transform Maggie--if she just learns to trust more and fearless.

My take:~

Jenny B Jones has received the stellar accolades for her YA fiction so it was with high expectations that I delved into her debut foray into adult fiction. Just Between You and Me didn't just meet those expectations but blew them out of the water! Brilliantly written, charmingly witty and deeply emotive, this book is a treasure to be read many times over. Quite simply, Jenny has an innate ability to connect with her readers by drawing characters so natural and real, that you share in their awkwardness and insecurities and celebrate their joys. The romantic tension is perfect, the family dysfunction so genuine it is painful to read and the impact of mental frailty poignantly drawn. I adored Maggie and Connor, felt Ben and Riley's heartache and admired Beth and Mark's unwavering faith. Jenny weaves meaningful and challenging spiritual threads throughout the story that will speak to your heart. I do hope this is the first of many such stories from this exceptional writer.

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2 comments:

Ruth said...

I picked up a copy of this book last week - can't wait to delve into it!

CeeCee said...

oooh, can't wait to read this one!

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