Monday, April 21, 2014

Review:Jenny's Choice by:Patrick E. Craig

 Jenny's Choice (Apple Creek Dreams, #3)
About the Book:
In the concluding novel to the Apple Creek Dreams series, Jonathan and Jenny Hershberger are happily settled in Paradise, Pennsylvania on the farm Jenny inherited from her grandfather. But when a tragic accident takes Jonathan's life, Jenny and her young daughter, Rachel, return home to Apple Creek, Ohio to live with her adoptive parents, Reuben and Jerusha Springer.

As Jenny works through her grief and despair, she discovers she has a gift for writing. A handsome young publisher discovers her work and, after the publication of her first book, Jenny is on the verge of worldly success and possible romance.

But when a conflict arises with the elders of her church, Jenny must ask herself how far she's willing to go to pursue her dreams.

A touching story of devotion and triumph over adversity. Book 3 in the Apple Creek Dreams series.

About the Author:
Patrick E. Craig is a lifelong writer and musician who left a successful songwriting and performance career in the music industry to follow Christ in 1984. He spent the next twenty-six years as a worship leader, seminar speaker and pastor in churches, and at retreats, seminars and conferences all across the Western United States. After ministering for a number of years in music and worship to a circuit of small churches in Northern California, he is now concentrating on writing and publishing both fiction and non-fiction books.

My Review:
 Patrick E Craig, is an excellent writer! His characters are warm, tender hearted people that you will fall in love with. This novel, Jenny's Choice being the last in the Apple Creek series is by far the best of the lot, in my opinion.

 After careful consideration, Jenny decides that after the death of her husband she must move into her parents home. It will be for them to help raise the daughter that she shared with Jonathan, but mostly to help her get past such a tragic event in her lift---the death of her husband. Even though their daughter, Rachel wants to stay in the home their shared with her beloved father, in the hopes he will return. Jenny tells her that they must move on to a new home because it is too much for Jenny to bear.

 I really thought after that scene, I would be a puddle of tears but the following one when she and Rachel left their home and she turns back and sees Jonathan waving was enough to give me chill bumps. The author does an excellent job of being very descriptive so much so that its a little scary, but in a good way. This book has a few twists and turns and I can't believe the ending. Wow, didn't see that coming at all!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Harvest House.