Breaking Free by Jennifer Slattery Review


Synopsis: Sometimes it takes losing everything to grab hold of what really matters. Women s ministry leader and Seattle housewife, Alice Goddard, and her successful graphic-designer husband appear to have it all together. Until their credit and debit cards are denied, launching Alice into an investigation that only leads to the discovery of secrets. Meanwhile, her husband is trapped in a downward spiral of lies, shame, and self-destruction. Can they break free from their deception and turn to the only One who can save them? And will it be in time to save their marriage?

My Thoughts: This story is an eye opening look at what addiction can do to a person and how it  affects the people around them. Trent has fallen into a pit of alcoholism and gambling. His wife Alice is trying to deal with the effects of his choices. The author never sugar coats the situation, she shows how a person can truly hit rock bottom. She then shows how God can pull us out of any pit and set us back on the path.

I loved all the characters in this book. They were all developed very well. Alice is a devoted Christian woman who learns what it means to trust in God and to forgive and show grace. Trent, whose intentions are good is caught up in a trap of gambling and alcoholism, thinking that “this will be the last time”. I also loved Alice’s friend Beth, who is supportive of Alice and never gives up on praying for her.

This book shows a great look at addiction and how it can take a hold of a person. It had some surprises and a great ending. I would definitely recommend this book.

My Rating: 4 stars

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


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