Misery Loves Company
By Rene Gutteridge / Tyndale House
Filled with grief since her husband’s death, Jules Bellano rarely leaves the house. Venturing out to the grocery store, she bumps into her favorite author. Embarrassing herself is the last thing she remembers before waking up in a strange room with a splitting headache. Can she discover why her husband really died and survive her own ordeal? 375 pages, softcover from Tyndale.
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Filled with grief, Jules Belleno rarely leaves the house since her husband’s death while on duty as a police officer. Other than the reviews Jules writes on her blog, she has little contact with the outside world.
But one day when she ventures out to the local grocery store, Jules bumps into a fellow customer . . . and recognizes him as her favorite author, Patrick Reagan. Jules gushes and thoroughly embarrasses herself before Regan graciously talks with her.
And that’s the last thing she remembers—until she wakes up in a strange room with a splitting headache. She’s been kidnapped. And what she discovers will change everything she believed about her husband’s death . . . her career . . . and her faith.
A genuine page turner, that’s what this book is, a genuine page turner. I read Misery Loves Company in one sitting. Page after page I turned into the early morning hours. In my opinion, a book that causes me to keep turning the pages, until there are no pages left to turn, is exceptional and quite excellent.
I found a lot of similarities between me and Jules, more than I would have ever imagined. It was as if someone had been watching me and wrote a store based on me and my life, that is how similar the character of Jules was to me and my own real life. Truly amazing!
In addition to Jules, I also felt a deep compassion for Patrick. Patrick and Jules are two people I did not want to depart from or say “Goodbye” to when the last page was reached.
Within these pages are people who may not have truly known God and the peace that He gives. However, they learn to give in and cry out to God. By doing so they see His grace, power, and peace envelope them and their situation.
It has been such a long time since I have read fiction. I usually gravitate towards the non-fiction titles. However, this time I am so happy that I made the choice to step into the fictitious world which Rene Gutteridge has made with Misery Loves Company. Thank you Rene! Thank you for letting me get to know Jules and Patrick, in experiencing their lives from a distance.
I highly recommend Misery Loves Company!