Monday, April 13, 2015

Jaded by Varina Denman

David C. Cook (March 1, 2015)
Varina Denman
Kay's Comments:  Read this book! It has taken me many years, many hurts and many eye opening experiences to see much of what this book has to reveal about the Christian life. Too often we hear the word "Christian" and we see "God" instead of :a human seeking God." 
As literature, there are a few flaws (but then, I'm a pretty tough critic). As a parable and sweet romance, this novel is honest and true to its themes. Eye opening and genuine.

I'm looking forward to the next two books in this series but don't worry, this story is complete in itself. The additional books will be a nice addition, not a requirement to understand this one.


As a child, Ruthie was shunned by the local congregation. Thirteen years later, Ruthie’s heart begins to stir when an attractive single preacher arrives. But their relationship is bitterly opposed—unearthing a string of secrets which threaten to turn the church, the town, and her world upside-down.

Jaded is the rare novel that is both love story between a woman and man ... and God and His church. Plunging deep into the waters of shame, forgiveness and restoration, it will resonate with every woman who’s experienced a loss of heart ... and a thirst for hope.

If you would like to read the first chapter of
Jaded, go HERE.

An avid reader and blogger, Varina Denman enjoys writing fiction about Christian women and the unique struggles they face. She seems to have a knack for describing small town life, and is currently working on a three book Texas series which will soon be published by David C. Cook. The first book in the series, Jaded, won the 2013 ACFW Genesis contest for romance.

Varina attended three Texas universities over a span of five years, majoring in four subjects and earning zero degrees. However, she can now boast sixteen years as a home educator, volunteering in the local cooperative where she has taught numerous subjects including creative writing and literature.

Even though Varina has spoken at ladies’ retreats and taught women’s Bible classes, she finds the greatest fulfillment facilitating prayer groups. She lives in Burleson, Texas, where she helps with Family Ministry in her home congregation. Varina is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and North Texas Christian Writers.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed my little story. :)