Just Between You and Me Review By Donna Totey

REVIEW- DonnaT-Just Between You and Me

Review by Donna Totey

Sometimes, Christian fiction can be a little disappointing.  If it isn’t too preachy, it’s too nice, not well-written or the characters are just not realistic.  That isn’t the case with Just Between You and Me by Jenny B. Jones.

This Christian novel, which is a “Women of Faith Fiction” book, is refreshing in its honesty and in its depiction of a fairly new Christian, Maggie Montgomery, as she deals with real-life struggles.  Maggie reluctantly travels back to her childhood home, where old memories haunt her and new problems await her.  And these are really tough struggles—her sister’s drug addiction and the subsequent abandonment of her daughter, Maggie’s strained relationship with her father, and the memories of her mother’s death years earlier.

What surprised me most about the book was how witty it is.  Maggie has to deal with all the awful things she did to other people in the town when she was in high school, but she deals with it with a sense of humor.  She begins a relationship with a man, Connor, she did mean things to way back when and I love the bantering back and forth between them. 

Maggie also has to build a relationship with her tough 10-year-old niece, Riley, and finds that she needs to be the stability that the girl has lacked for her whole life.  But, it isn’t easy; through it all, Maggie has doubts and frustrations while she fights for the faith in God that she so desperately needs.

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5 Responses to “Just Between You and Me Review By Donna Totey”

  1. Erin Curtin Says:

    This book was fabulous! I totally agree with Donna. I was totally touched by Maggie’s story. I could not put this book down, and definitely lost several hours of precious sleep because of it. The story was well written, and I would recommend this book to anyone! It is a must read, then pass on, then read again.

  2. Brad Thomas Says:

    I liked reading this book review especially because I’ve heard some of Donna’s “Mom at the Movies” commercials on SPIRIT 105.3 before. I’ll be honest, I’m not sure that I will ever have time to read a book but I will certainly tell my wife about it and I’m sure she’ll pass it on the kids. Thanks!

  3. Rebecca Says:

    I agree with Donna’s review. It was a refreshing Christian novel. And, I liked that she struggled with the choices she was making. At times, she made the wrong choices or chose not to listen to what God was telling her to do. I think we can all relate to that. It was a well written novel that I would recommend!

  4. Lynnette Bonner Says:

    Great review. The book sounds really interesting. Thanks for the recommendation.

  5. Leslie Says:

    Loved this book!!!! Great read 🙂

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