Sunday, September 13, 2009

Just Between You and Me

Author: Jenny B. Jones
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
September 2009
ISBN: 978-1-59554-851-1
Genre: Inspirational/women’s fiction

The only thing scarier than living on the edge is stepping off it. (from the back cover.)

Maggie Montgomery inherited her wanderlust from her mother. When she graduated from high school she packed her bags and didn’t look back. With her job as a cinematographer, she travels all over the world, but nothing would make her go home to Ivy, Texas.

Nothing, that is, except her sister.

So, when Maggie’s dad calls saying that Allison needs her, Maggie agrees to go home to Ivy for just three days. What she discovers there is that Allison’s daughter, Riley, has been dumped, and she is out of control. It seems that the only person who can control her is Connor, the local vet. But due to some unfortunate event in Maggie’s past, she and Connor are on each other’s bad sides. He’s suspicious of her, and she doesn’t rely on anyone except herself.

JUST BETWEEN YOU AND ME is the latest by Jenny B. Jones. I’ve loved her youth books, and looked forward to reading this story. Ms. Jones is a very talented author, able to make characters come to life on the page. Written in first person, the reader instantly gets to know Maggie and view the world as she sees it. I also enjoyed getting to know some of the secondary characters, such as Maggie’s stressed out dad, and her overwhelming niece. But the character that I couldn’t help but fall in love with, was the vet, Connor.

If you are looking for a good book, JUST BETWEEN YOU AND ME is definitely a book to consider. Discussion questions are included at the end of the book, making it ideal for discussion groups. $14.99. 312 pages.

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