Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Book Review: Stealing Jenny by Ellen Gable

Apr 22, 2014

Book Review: Stealing Jenny by Ellen Gable


Book Summary:
After three heartbreaking miscarriages, Tom and Jenny Callahan are happily anticipating the birth of their sixth child. A neighbor, however, is secretly hatching a sinister plot which will find Jenny and her unborn baby fighting for their lives. 

My thoughts:
I'm always a little hesitant to start a book I received as a kindle freebie. More times than not, they've been mediocre. That wasn't the case with this book. I was pleasantly surprised!

This story could be in the headlines of a local newspaper or crime tv show. Mentally unstable woman kidnaps pregnant woman to steal her baby. What the crazy lady doesn't know is that the pregnancy is high risk, and both mother and baby could die if they don't make it to the hospital in time. Talk about intense. The story goes between Jenny's family and how their coping, the crazy kidnapper's thoughts as well as what the mother, Jenny is going through.

This gripping novel has you turning the pages in anticipation to see what happens next. It's well written with good editing. It's labeled within the Christian Fiction genre, which isn't something I usually read, but it's easy to look past that aspect because the story has a great flow. I also liked the detail the author put into the kidnapping and what happened after. It made the story so much more real. So worth the read. I was not disappointed.

I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.

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