Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tempered Justice by Helene J. Smith









Isn't it amazing how one decision can change the overall span of everyone's lives around that person? In Tempered Justice, written by Helene J. Smith, that is what happens.

Dan, at one time young and in love, took it all for granted. Now he is living with his wife Amy and three kids and is extremely unhappy. In order to deal with life he starts spending more time in the city. One day he runs into an old friend, Steffi. They decide that they still have strong feelings for each other and start to kindle a relationship. This prompts Dan to leave his family and reside in the city. This in turn, leads to Steffi becoming pregnant.

Back on the farm, his family is left to fend for themselves. Amy can't seem to handle Dan's disappearance and retreats into a solemn state leaving their three kids to fend for themselves. After sometime, she comes out of her state and looks for a job in the city. Low and behold, she happens to find a job working for a man by the name of Jake. The twist is that Jake is Steffi's husband.

This story, produced by Dorrance Publishing Co., takes you on a roller coaster of emotions. I wasn't sure if I would enjoy this book at first, but wound up really loving it. You start to really feel for the characters in the story. And the author has a way of writing that keeps you wanting to find out what happens to everyone at the end. I do recommend this book.

Disclaimer: I was provided  a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.