Narrated by: Nikki Zakocs
Run Time: 5 hrs, 51 min
Adventures and misadventures of a foster kid. Daisy Jean (DJ) is the poster child for the term troubles teen. Elise is a brand new foster mother. The blurb pretty much tells you the rest of the story.
– Definitely fits the inspirational genre.
– kid was a realistic character but so annoying, self destructive, and idiotic at times that it made the listening difficult. People can indeed be that way, so I understand why the author chose that characterization.
– Elise was a tad too perfect unless you count a tendency to apologize when she had nothing to apologize for. It’s a victim mentality that’s annoying.
– Parts were a comedy of errors.
– The Christian message came through clearly. Interest because most books in the genre follow the boy meets girl or vice versa and one saves the other. This is sorta a mutual saving of a list kid and a lady in search of purpose.
– The horror accounts from the previous foster situations are very realistic.
– Fav part was Elise telling off Mr. Beckett. The thread, alas, did not end well. It feels like an injustice was allowed to stand.
If you can get around DJ being self destructively stupid at nearly every turn, it’s a satisfying read.
Associate links to follow…
Note: I’m starting to use a few ad sites for audiobooks, so codes are disappearing quickly.
Available Audiobooks: I have free codes for almost everything. That will change very soon.
New Release: The Shadow Council Series 1: Money Makes it Deadlier – An FBI agent gets caught up in a robbery gone wrong.
Shadow Council Book 2: Revenge Makes it Sweeter – A midnight summons calls FBI Special Agent Megan Luchek into a fight for a young girl’s life.
Shadow Council Book 3: Christmas Makes it Chaos – The FBI agent gets a strange ally in the quest to prevent chaos from rocking a lot of people’s holiday season.
Shadow Council Book 4: Treachery Makes it Tense – The agent and the assassin have to team up if they want to survive.
Shadow Council is also available as a ~13 hr bundle.
The Collins Case – 2 FBI agents track down a kidnapped family. Kid friendly.
If fantasy’s more your thing, go Redeemer Chronicles. The first, Awakening, is available as an audiobook.
Ashlynn’s Dreams Shorts – a kid deals with her parents’ divorce, bullies, and the wonder of discovery.
Try The Dark Side of Science – Genetically altered kids fight for the right to live.
Beyond Broken Pencils – Contemporary literary tale of a school shooting. Ian unleashes his inner demons on his classmates and teachers…
Scratched Off – FBI agent vs a serial killer. When Sam Kerman sets out to hunt a serial killer, he has no idea how personal the case will become.
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