Friday, December 4, 2009

The Ball’s In Her Court by Heather Justesen

Heather did a great job writing this story. She captured my interest and held it throughout the entire book. There is plenty of romance and mystery.

Here's the blurb from the back of the book:
She's got a great job, a loving group of family and friends and basketball skills like you wouldn't believe, but Denise DeWalt's life is far from perfect, and she's about to come face-to-face with a past she hoped to leave behind forever.Twenty-six-year-old Denise thinks she's come to terms with her childhood in the foster care system, but when her old nightmares return, Denise realizes that she must deal with her past once and for all if she ever wants to move on to a brighter future with Rich, the only man who can see past her former life. As Denise's search moves her closer and closer to the one person she hoped she'd never have to face again, she begins to realize that her future depends on just one person-- herself.This emotional and inspirational love story proves that life is full of unexpected twists and turns-- especially when it comes to facing your demons, fighting for love, and finding happiness for the future.

I never before realized what a difficult journey it is for adopted children when they have a desire to locate their birth parents.

You first meet Denise, a girl who on the outside seems to have everything. When old nightmares return she knows it is time to put her past behind her, so she searches for answers to her life before foster care and adoption. To do this she had to face those who hurt her. Like most of us, she doesn’t want to do that, but with the encouragement of a good man, Rich, she soon realized that her future depends on herself, not anyone else.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the struggles and triumphs in Denise’s life. Heather made all the characters real. I cried with Denise and was upset because of the way she treated Rich, and her sister Paige. It gave me a good feeling to see Denise take charge of her own life and confront the emotional heartache from her troubled childhood. I was excited as she met new family members, but felt relief to see that she still stayed close to the parents who had raised her.

I recommend this book to all of you because I know you won’t be disappointed. You can purchase this book at Deseret Book, Seagull Book, or Barnes & Noble. It would make a great book for those in your life who love romance.

1 comment:

Danyelle Ferguson said...

This has become one of my very favorite books. Heather did an excellent job. I'm excited to see how she does as a new author & can't wait for her next book.