Saturday, June 12, 2010

Finding Jeena

Author: Miralee Ferrell
Publisher: Kregel Publications
March 2010
ISBN: 978-0-8254-2645-2
Genre: Inspirational/women’s fiction

Jeena Gregory is balancing caring for her aging grandmother with building her career. She hopes to move Grandma out of the nursing home and into Jeena’s home, but unfortunately, every time she goes to visit Grandma it seems she has slipped further downhill. And now Jeena has landed this wonderful new contract, and upgraded her apartment to a nicer townhouse.

But the cushy new job doesn’t seem to be what Jeena bargained for. Her new boss isn’t happy with her speed, he wants her to work slowly. Jeena is confused by this, but she agrees to slow down because he’s the boss. But then suddenly she finds her accounts frozen and her new boss is being investigated for embezzling.

Now Jeena is in a bad situation. She is facing losing her home, her car, and her job. Not only that but her reputation as an upstanding free-lance employee is shot. With no where to go, Jeena is forced to do the one thing she thought she could never do.

FINDING JEENA is the sequel to The Other Daughter and is the story of the woman that we all disliked in the first book. But Miralee has taken this snobby woman and put her in her own story, with her own insecurities, issues, and problems and created a character that we can’t help but fall in love with and care for.

I was totally fascinated with FINDING JEENA because in many ways I can relate to her. I enjoyed getting to know Jeena and cheering for her as she went through the growth changes in her life. I highly recommend this book. Discussion questions are included at the end of the book. $13.99. 297 pages.

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