Monday, December 5, 2011

Book Review: Stealing Jenny by Ellen Gable

Stealing JennyStealing Jenny by Ellen Gable

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All Jenny Callahan wants is one more baby to hold in her arms. And now, after suffering three miscarriages, Jenny and her husband, Tom, are expecting their sixth child.

Denise Kramer, their neighbor, wants a child herself. Since she's unable to conceive and the adoption agency won't allow her to adopt a child, Denise devises a plan to finally get a child - putting Jenny and her unborn baby in danger and fighting for their lives.

The main characters in 'Stealing Jenny' are Catholics, and since I'm not a Catholic, some of the things they do I don't agree with. I knew this before reading 'Stealing Jenny' and it doesn't affect my view of the book.

The story was really good and very easy to read. It reminded me of a movie I saw on Lifetime, but only slightly. The characters were intriguing and I particularly liked how throughout the story there were flashbacks that showed events from the characters' pasts - this helped me understand the story better.

The few things I didn't like was when Tom said 'oh my ***' after learning that Jenny, his wife, had been taken (I think this was said other times as well) and when obscenities were said including the D word.

Overall, I really enjoyed 'Stealing Jenny', but only recommend it to mature audiences.

*I received a complimentary copy for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done.*

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5 comments:

Wall-to-wall books said...

Alright~ Who put that they didn't like Christmas music??!!??

Great review! Sounds good. I don't like books that swear either but I do seem to read a lot of them! It always amazes me how easy it is for some people to swear.
I don't swear, ever!
And I say - "Oh my gosh!"

Melanie said...

I totally agree, Wendy! Stealing Jenny was really good!

It's starting to feel like Christmas to me - I'm just waiting for the snow! :)

Thanks for stopping by.

Melanie

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, I love your Christmas music-nice to listen to while going trough the blog.
This sounds like a good story and I usually just skip over if there is profanity in one, but dont read books that have a lot.
thanks for sharing your review of this book.
Paula O

Jac (Two Moms Reading) said...

This sounds interesting, although I don't know if I could read it... when I was pregnant, my husband traveled for work (still does) and this was my biggest fear since I was living alone.

Crystal said...

Hi Melanie. Great review!

I can't stand when books have so much swearing. I usually just skip those parts but sometimes it just ruins the book for me.

I've been trying to figure out how to get the HTML code for that scroll/ferris wheel thing you have with your favorite blogs! Can you help me with it? =D

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