Thursday, August 19, 2010

Catching Moondrops By Jennifer Erin Valent

I received this book from Tyndale Publisher free for my honest opinion and review of this book. Catching Moondrops is the 3rd book in this series, I personally have not read the first 2 books. The book is a continuation of the Lassiter Family, who 6 yrs ago took in a black child to live with them when her parents were killed. This book takes place in 1939 in Calloway, Virginia. Jessilyn Lassiter and Gemma Teague are best friends and both 19 yrs old. A black Doctor comes to Calloway to offer care to all people. In 1939 in this town the Klan has resurfaced and caused lots of problems for Jessilyn and her friends. Jessilyn is also in love with Luke Talley and he is in love with her. They finally start courting. One night a horrific event happens that changes Jessilyn deep in her being. Anger and hate start to take over. Everyone around her including Luke try to explain to her she needs to lean on God. Jessilyn questions the existence of God and why bad things happen to good people while the evil in the world get everything. Jessilyn begins to withdraw from everyone and allows her hate and anger continue to grow until she is faced with the ultimate life/death situation. Jessilyn learns what is inside of her, God.

Jennifer Erin Valent has written a wonderful book about love/hate and the very close relationship they have. Also about the big question of why do bad things happen to good people. Throughout the book our characters talk about leaning on God. I HIGHLY recommend this book. It is well written and very well researched. The language of the area and time are present and the events during that time period truly captured in this story. Reading this story felt like you were there with them seeing and feeling the experiences. I look forward to reading more of Jennifer Erin Valents books.


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