Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Review: The Rainy Season by J. Adams

The Rainy Season 
The Rainy Season by J. Adams
Kindle Edition, 299 pages
Published March 21st 2014 by Jewel of the West 
Source: I received a copy in exchange for an honest review
“Life is a fickle thing, and destiny is as unpredictable as the shifting of the wind.

When I was ten years old, I wasn't concerned about either of those things until the day my mother died. That single event changed the course of my life, pointing me towards a destiny I could never have foreseen, and a love I couldn't have forsaken even if I tried.”

This is the story of a girl who was handed a life she never expected, encountering a love she could never deny.

“Such an inspirational read...simply lovely. I enjoyed reading this book and will read it again to remind me of the life I must live and cherish.”

“This was a very heart felt book. Very touching. I absolute loved it.”

“The love this author writes about must be a love she live each day. No one could make this up!”
My Review:
I honestly couldn't decide how I felt about this story at first. It was a little shocking, yet as I got into it, I couldn't put it down. This story of true and unconditional love was told in a beautiful way that was very touching, emotional, and inspirational. 
Giselle was orphaned at a young age and was taken in by her mother's best friend from college. Gina was a grudging kind of "mother" and was very cold. On the other hand, Gilles, her new "brother" made up for all of that, along with his father. Giselle ended up having a great childhood, since she felt loved, was able to pursue her dream of ballet, and was cared for.
Giselle and those close to her had a lot of heartache and trials to endure, but they all did so with great faith and strength. I was especially amazed at how mature Giselle was and how well she handled what life handed her. Sometimes, the books that have all gloom and doom can be depressing, but this one was very uplifting. I really enjoyed the way the story came together--I just wished for a little more for the ending. I guess I just wanted it to be a little longer.
language: a few mild curse words
violence: a non-graphic fight or two (bloody nose, etc)
romance: kissing, some passionate; sex between a minor before legal marriage, but all implied and behind closed doors--nothing graphic. Technically clean, but for an older reader
religion: talk of praying and of inspirational experiences, but I didn't feel it was preachy
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About the Author:
Image of Jewel Adams

J. Adams has written books in different genres, but her main focus is inspirational interracial romance. She is a motivational speaker to both youth and adult audiences. In her spare time (when she has any) you can find her curled up with a good book and a healthy stash of orange Tic Tacs.
She and her family reside in Utah.

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