Thursday, February 12, 2015

Worth the Time by Laura Jackson

About the Book
Doesn't anyone feel she's worth their time? Routinely ignored by her single mother, high school senior Lindsey Hamilton hides her loneliness behind a mask of flirtatious self-confidence that has many boys wrapped around her finger. However, during community service required for graduation, she meets a shy guy with a haunted past who barely gives her the time of day. Why doesn't he like her? Then the father she thought had abandoned her before birth wants to meet, and she discovers everything she believed about him is a lie. How will Lindsey learn to trust so she can realize that she has been loved all along?

My Thoughts
After absolutely loving Worth the Wait last year I couldn't wait to read Laura's sophomore novel. Though I will admit to being a bit hesitant since the heroine of this book was the mean girl of the last one. Thankfully I worried for nothing! Laura did an amazing job of explaining all that had happened to Lindsey to make her treat people the way she did and an equally amazing job of believably making her change. It wasn't a sudden transformation but rather a realistic softening of her heart to God through the love of His children. I felt so bad for how Lindsey had been made to feel not always by the mean actions of others but most often by their inaction. It was so cool to watch as God kept bringing people into her life that took the time to care about her and love her, and how she began to let down her guard and accept their friendships. Sutton was a great hero and I loved how strong his faith was and how he didn't let his past stop him from loving others. I was impressed by the way he handled his relationship with Lindsey, being a good friend to her and helping her find her way to the love of the Savior.
I also really liked the character of Lindsey's father and I loved how that situation played out.
In short I loved this book and I absolutely hated when I had to stop reading it for silly things like sleep and work. I highly recommend this book and Worth the Wait!

Meet the Author
Laura Jackson loves books--reading and writing them. A life-long reader, Laura studied English in college and taught 7th grade language arts before earning her Master's degree and becoming a school librarian. Now, she spends her days sharing great books with kids and her evenings writing books about teenage girls discovering God and His plan for their lives.

I received this book free from the author in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


Brooke @ i blog 4 books said...

I thought Worth the Wait was a sweet story. Laura Jackson is definitely a talented author that I'm watching out for! Looking forward to reading Worth the Time . . . hopefully soon!

Anonymous said...

I just won this and can't wait to read it!

Abbi Hart said...

Brooke-I agree that she is talented! I hope you get to read Worth the Time soon, it was so good!

Laura-Awesome! You won't be disappointed!

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