Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Review: Desert Gift by Sally John
What does a nationally known marriage expert do when her own marriage falls apart? Just as Jillian Galloway sets out for a publicity tour to promote her new book, her husband drops a bombshell: He wants a divorce. Jill flees to her parents’ home in the California desert, wondering whether everything she’s built her career on—indeed, everything she’s built her life around—is a sham. Navigating this “side road” of life is an uphill climb that leads to new understandings about herself, her marriage, and her relationship with the One who created marriage.
I have to be honest and say I didn't particularly like this book. The story itself was fine, as were the characters. But ... something about it didn't sit well with me. I found it confusing that in one paragraph a character was in one location, and in the next paragraph they were somewhere else (at least, it seemed that way to me). I think the book improved as it progressed.
Publication Date: 1 June 2011
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Note: I received a pre-release copy of this book free from the publisher via netGalley for the purposes of review. I am not required to give a positive review, just an honest one. The opinions expressed are my own.