Sunday, 24 October 2021

B Book Reviews

Beyond I Do by Jennifer Slattery


Reviewed by Deborah M. Piccurelli

This novel is one of those delightful reads where the story flows and moves quickly, and you think you haven’t been reading that long; but when you glance up at the clock, you discover you’ve been reading for hours. It’s that enjoyable.

In Beyond I Do, Jennifer Slattery takes us to two extremes of society: the homeless on the streets, and the high life. But Ainsley Meadows falls somewhere in-between. Raised in a dysfunctional poor family, but engaged to a self-absorbed socialite psychiatrist, a hidden passion and a long-forgotten dream begin to surface. Her whole future is on the line, as well as her impending marriage. Can Ainsley learn to follow God with reckless abandon and realize that marriage goes way Beyond I do?

The book is very well written. The plot moves smoothly, the characters are very well developed, and Jennifer Slattery has given much attention to detail. Everything fits together seamlessly. Without giving too much away, one thing that stood out to me was the heart and emotion given the prominent characters toward those less fortunate. It caused me to ask myself how I would act in the same setting and circumstances. A good book always challenges the reader.

If you enjoy reading romances that touch on real-life issues, you will love reading Beyond I Do.






Beyond I Do

Marriage . . . 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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