Book Review, Contemporary

Book Review – Love and a Little White Lie

January Sanders grew up believing karma was more reliable than an imaginary higher power, but after suffering her worst heartbreak in 29 years, she’s open to just about anything, including taking a temporary position at her aunt’s church. Keeping her lack of faith a secret, January is determined to use her photographic memory to help Grace Community’s overworked staff, all while scraping herself off rock bottom.

What she doesn’t count on is meeting the church’s handsome and charming guitarist, who not only is a strong believer, but has also dedicated his life to Christian music. It’s a match set for disaster, and yet January has no ability to stay away, even if it means pretending to have faith in a God she doesn’t believe in.

Only this time, keeping secrets isn’t as easy as she thought it would be. Especially when she’s constantly running into her aunt’s landscape architect, who seems to know everything about her past and present sins and makes no apologies about pushing her to deal with feelings she’d rather keep buried.

Torn between two worlds incapable of coexisting, can January find the healing that’s eluded her or will her resistance to the truth ruin any chance of happiness?51czHDXsv6L

My Thoughts

Every book that I’ve read by Tammy Gray has spoken to some part of me. This book is no exception. I read the first page and I was hooked.

I don’t necessarily like the title (this book is Christian fiction, should have nothing to do with lies, even the little white kind). But…I do like the main character, January. She captivated me, she is so very relatable. She admits quite openly at the beginning of the story that she is not a Christian. And yet, she finds herself working at a church. Surrounded by God’s people, seeing God at work in all kinds of ways..And, because this is a romance, falling for an amazing Christian man.

This story is humorous, yet thought provoking. Fun, and also serious. I enjoyed seeing Jan’s growth. Her seeking, and then her realizations. So much truth in these pages.

In this book, Tammy Gray shows us the journey of one lost soul. A journey that probably each of us can relate to, in some way or other.

(Disclaimer: There is one thing in this book that I personally cannot endorse and that is the fact that the main character falls in love with a divorced man. I believe that God teaches us plainly in His Word that marriage is for life, and this means that remarriage after a divorce is not in His Will.)

Saying all of this, I found this book to be a well written story, filled with romance and not a little drama. If you like contemporary romance, why not give it a try?

My rating – 3.5 out of 5 stars

Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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