07 May, 2012

#BookReview :: A Familiar Shore by Jennifer Fromke

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From the very beginning of the book, the author manages to hook us on. We are introduced to Meg and her adoptive father in the first chapter. That is also when we are introduced to an anonymous person, someone Meg has never met, who hires Meg to execute his will.

Sound simple enough? But that is not all. There are many stratums to this plot that are slowly unveiled to the readers. There is enough ‘family drama’, personal struggles and intrigue to keep you interested throughout the novel. Also, there are a number of characters, all well developed. Some I loved to love and some not so much.

This story is all about how a single decision can set things into motion and have unimaginable effects. The author’s suave writing style, surprise elements in the plot and beautiful settings have managed to steal my heart this time. This being her debut novel, she sure has a great future ahead!

About the Author:
Jennifer Fromke is a lover of books, mother of three and wife to one extraordinary man. When separated from her laptop, you may find her teaching Bible study, cooking or (most often) sneaking off someplace with a good book in one hand and a vanilla latte in the other.

Jennifer is a member of ACFW and the Carolina Christian Writers. She attended Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference in 08 and 09 as well as the Master’s Seminar in 2010. She participates in an online critique group of other women’s fiction writers. They call themselves the “Yay-sayers.”

A BA in Literature from Wheaton College shares a decent part of the blame when it comes to ascertaining how Jennifer turned out this way – addicted to reading, writing and all things literary.

Her first novel, A Familiar Shore (formerly Docking) won the 2010 ACFW Genesis competition in the Women’s Fiction category.

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  1. This sounds good! And like a great summer read. Adding it to my list!

  2. wow great review i like the book and told the author i did and i like to read and blog on it