“Restoring Love” ~ Book Review

Mar 14, 2017 by

Welcome back to Rachel’s Back Talk! I’m so glad you could join me again. Today I am reviewing Jennifer Slattery’s book, Restoring Love. 


As is my custom, if I could ask Jennifer one question about Restoring Love it would be — “Do you find it difficult to come up with different backgrounds for your characters, but that all have a tie of restoration?” And if you want to know why I asked that question, I guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out!


And without further ado, onto Rachel’s Back Talk!


From the Back Cover:

Mitch, a contractor and house-flipper, is restoring a beautiful old house in an idyllic Midwestern neighborhood. Angela, a woman filled with regrets and recently transplanted to his area, is anything but idyllic. She’s almost his worst nightmare, and she’s also working on restoring something herself. As he struggles to keep his business afloat and she works to overcome mistakes of her past, these two unlikely friends soon discover they have something unexpected in common, a young mom who is fighting to give her children a better life after her husband’s incarceration. While both Mitch and Angela are drawn to help this young mother survive, they also find themselves drawn to each other. Will a lifetime of regrets hold them back or unite them and bring redemption along with true love?


Rachel’s Back Talk:

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This is my second book of Jennifer’s and I have to say that she is my one of my favorite contemporary writers. I enjoyed how her book wove threads of redemption and forgiveness through the book. Following the character’s lives as they struggle with accepting God’s grace and forgiveness of past mistakes is something that everyone needs to be reminded of!

Jennifer really brings her characters to life. I really felt for Angela, Mitch, and Bianca. Their story was real and I wanted to jump in and just encourage and help them through their life problems. Angela is a new, struggling Christian. She is afraid of her past — as a lot of people can be. But as she begins to allow people into her life, especially Mitch, she begins to let go of those fears. It was truly a beautiful story!

I also enjoyed how Jennifer touched on the nitty-gritty “bad” parts too. Bianca leads anything but a perfect life. She wants to do right by her children, but she isn’t sure how to do that. Same with Angela, she struggles to forgive herself from her past. God’s redemption and grace can cover all that!

I received this book from New Hope Publishers in exchange for an honest review which I have given.


Other books by Jennifer I will read next: 

Beyond I Do

When Dawn Breaks, A Novel


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