An O’Malley Prequel

Several years ago I read through Dee Henderson’s O’Malley series and loved each book but felt a little disappointed that I never got the whole story of the youngest O’Malley sibling. Now, with Jennifer: An O’Malley Love Story, we get to see how Jennifer O’Malley’s story begins (the rest of her story is woven throughout the series).

Jennifer O’Malley is a great doctor. Her bedside manner with children who have critical, terminal illnesses is an extension of her. When she meets Tom Peterson, a surgeon, she finds someone who both wants to get to know her and who understands how important her job is to her. Tom is patient with Jennifer and becomes her friend, inviting her to his church, going for walks with her and just listening to her when she has a bad day. Through Tom, Jennifer figures out what she believes about God and begins her relationship with Him (a relationship that plays into most of the O’Malley series as each of her siblings struggles with their own faith).

Because Jennifer’s story is completed throughout the O’Malley series, this is a novella as opposed to a stand-alone book in the series. Whether you have already read the series or are just getting started, this story fits. It may even prompt fans of Dee Henderson’s to once again visit the rest of the O’Malleys.

*****Bethany House Publishers provided me with a fee copy of this eBook in exchange for an honest and fair review. I was not compensated in any way for either a negative or positive review of this book.

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