Sunday, April 5, 2015
Nanee's Review of Saving Justice by Susan Crawford - Redbud Press
After losing her brother to gang-related violence, elementary schoolteacher Kinley is on a mission to help her at-risk students. When one of them, Justice, is caught in an act of vandalism, she intervenes.
Entrepreneur Nash McGuire has gone to great lengths to overcome the poverty he grew up in. When working on a renovation project in his old neighborhood he collides with a juvenile delinquent and his do-gooder teacher.
Kinley believes Justice can overcome the influence of his environment; Nash knows the odds and has little patience with Kinley’s naivety. But as the boy’s mandatory community service forces Justice and Kinley into Nash’s life, he can’t help but discover a boy searching for love and purpose–a boy very much like he once was.
Then Justice is accused of another crime. And Kinley’s stubborn belief in the boy’s innocence is just too much for Nash to accept…
I enjoyed this story, I thought the book was well written. I thought the details were spot on with the inner city issues that arise and the way it seems there isn't always help out there for when people need it the most. I thought the author did a great job touching on subjects that matter and need a light shined on them. I thought Kinley was amazing, her letting God protect her and lead the way for her love to shine, I thought Nash was amazing too, he had a lot of healing to do and a past to lay to rest and love as much as Kinley taught him to and then there's Justice, I thought his tough guy attitude was for show from the beginning the author wrote his character well, the love he needs, the protecting and the need to feel included and important. I thought it was a well rounded story. I just wish there was more with Cade and more changes they made or more something. I felt the love between Kinley and Nash but wanted more from them. I did think it was a good story and would look forward to reading more by this author. 3.5 to 4 stars
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