Review Title: Calista to the Rescue (review of Courting Misfortune by Regina Jennings)
Reviewer: Janice S. Garey
***** 5 Stars
This book rates near perfect in development of characters, intriguing storyline with twists and turns, a near unsolvable mystery, and a romance that could go either way. The book has a wonderful resolution which gives a balanced tug on the reader’s heart. The theme of good against evil serves this book well to keep the pages turning.
I would love to see this book made into a movie. To read its seamless story gives the sensation of watching a movie unfold in the mind. Although historical, the novel covers an issue that ministries are trying to eliminate: human trafficking of ladies and the care of babies and children born through such situations. This delicate issue is covered in a thoughtful and realistic manner. An interesting historical fact gets woven into the story. A fundraiser for the orphanage has a drawing to win a baby who is under the care of the orphanage.
The author, Regina Jennings, possesses the skill of a master storyteller as she weaves all the pieces together and finishes without any loose ends. This is book number one in a series so I look forward to see how the story will continue in book two.
I won this book from a blog launch party for writers and readers. After reading about the book, it was the one out of several offered that I had hoped to win. I felt elated to win this, and it was every quality I had hoped for. I received the book in the mail free from any obligation to review. I have given my honest opinion in this review so others can know the good and worthwhile story to be found in Courting Misforune.