Friday, September 12, 2014

Beyond I Do By Jennifer Slattery

MYMarriage . . . it’s more than a happily ever after. Eternally more.
Ainsley Meadows, raised by a hedonist mother, who cycles through jobs and relationships like wrapping paper on Christmas morning, falls into a predictable and safe relationship with Richard, a self-absorbed socialite psychiatrist. But as her wedding nears, a battered woman and her child spark a long-forgotten dream and ignites a hidden passion. One that threatens to change everything, including her fiancé. To embrace God’s best and find true love, this security-seeking bride must follow God with reckless abandon and realize that marriage goes Beyond I Do.

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Jennifer Slattery writes missional romance novels for New Hope Publishers. Her debut, "Beyond I Do", releases in August. She also writes Christian Living articles for and devotions for her personal blog, JenniferSlatteryLivesOutLoud; Internet Cafe Devotions; and Takin' it to the Streets', a ministry serving Omaha Metro's working poor and homeless.

When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, hanging out at the mall with her teenage daughter, enjoying her real-life hero husband, or serving in her church or community.

This is Jennifer's debut novel and it sure does not read like a debut. It is very well written and I love that God's hand is all over every page.
I fell in love with Ainsley and Chris. I did not however like Richard.
I really loved how the story ends. This is such a  good first novel.
I gave this book 4 stars and I recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. Thanks Mary for your review. Sounds like a good book. I love reading debut books. I will have to put this one on my list.

    Judy B

  2. How fun to see this review this morning! I'm so glad you enjoyed the novel! And what encouraging words regarding it. :) I didn't like Richard much, either. Hahaha. Though I did, on a few occasions, feel sorry for him. His parents--wow! Talk about family issues! ;)

    Thank you for reading and reviewing the novel. Have a great weekend!

  3. Thank you, Mary for the nice review. It sounds like a really good book.

  4. Sounds like a very interesting book. Thanks for the review Mary!