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Jennifer L. Wright

Autor(a) de If It Rains

3 Works 95 Membros 29 Reviews

Obras de Jennifer L. Wright

If It Rains (2021) 40 cópias, 6 resenhas
The Girl from the Papers (2023) 31 cópias, 18 resenhas
Come Down Somewhere (2022) 24 cópias, 5 resenhas


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Esta resenha foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Resenhistas do LibraryThing.
The concept of this book is amazing--a Bonnie and Clyde retelling that completely charms from start to finish! This book is set during the Great Depression and features a young, criminal couple trying to get by. I loved the undertones of faith and survival woven into such a story. This is definitely worth a read.
Lindsayshodgson | outras 17 resenhas | Jan 15, 2024 |
This was a very fascinating read inspired by the two real historical criminals, Bonnie & Clyde. I did not know a lot about the background of Bonnie & Clyde and how the two even got connected and started on this spree of crimes that would make them infamous still decades later. Beatrice & Jack were born into poverty and it seemed that life was always a struggle to make ends meet. Each day brought about a new worry and it never seemed fair that the rich kept getting rich and the poor only poorer. Jack loved the thrill of thinking his next crime would be the big one and that one day he'd be known in the papers just like the other well known bandits, whose names he'd see weekly in black and white headlines and he would have enough money to never worry again. Careful what you wish for is not something he ever heeded. Bea and Jack seem to be a perfect match, love at first sight and now that Jack has found his partner in crime it seems that life can only get better as they are in this together. Bea often struggles with what they are doing as well as her relationship with God, but Jack always seems to find a way to sooth her worries and off they always go to the next big thrill until the notoriety has finally caught up with them and now well known the two are on the run and risking the lives of others as well. This was such a fascinating read and I learned a lot about these two. Thank you to the author for her generosity of the complementary novel that I won in a giveaway. This review is of my own opinion and accord.… (mais)
Chelz286 | outras 17 resenhas | Jan 7, 2024 |
Esta resenha foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Resenhistas do LibraryThing.
I wasn't a real big fan of this book, same story different characters. It was part love story and part life struggles, with the main male character being the weaker of the pair. I found some of the story to a little unbelieveable.
culbertsonne | outras 17 resenhas | Dec 13, 2023 |
First sentence: My mama always told me I would live and die as a nobody. Here at the end....I couldn't help but wish she'd been right.

Premise/plot: The Girl From the Papers is inspired by the infamous criminals Bonnie and Clyde. It is--for better or worse--published by a Christian publisher as Christian fiction. Beatrice Carraway, our heroine, falls head over heels with bad-boy, Jack Turner. These two have big, expensive dreams and want to live above and beyond the law. Both are reckless dreamers.

While Jack Turner is in prison for his crimes, Beatrice hears the gospel and contemplates the Christian faith. But Jack has no use for God. She'll have to choose between being with Jack and loving him as is--with a dark heart and low values--or choosing the God who loves and forgives.

The plot mostly follows--though it seems to be condensed and perhaps slightly rearranged--the real life misadventures of Bonnie and Clyde. Mostly.

The author has given new names to all the major and minor players. But it's a loose disguise, in my opinion. Anyone who has read a book about the criminal duo will recognize not just Bonnie and Clyde but their gang and family members.

My thoughts: I've read a handful of books about Bonnie and Clyde. I was conflicted by this one. On the one hand, without a doubt this does make for a fascinating historical read. On the other hand, no matter how you twist and turn it, finding sympathy and love for these two is difficult.

It seems this one is mostly fan fiction with gospel sermons/presentations thrown in throughout the book. For better or worse. The ENDING for Bea is world's away from Bonnie's end. There are almost three hundred and fifty pages of reckless, ungodly living before you get to the redemption. I suppose Bea's disillusionment with the "Christian faith" and the "Christian church" and "established religion" may relate to some contemporary readers who have also been deeply hurt/bruised by Christians.

I think some readers will absolutely love it. A few others may be turned off either by a) all the reckless sinning and immorality OR b) all the preaching. You can't please everybody.
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blbooks | outras 17 resenhas | Nov 8, 2023 |




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