SAVING DANDY JAMES
SHELLY GAIL MORRIS
3209 S. IH 35 #1086, Austin, Texas 78741-6905
Rating: 3 Cups
Dandy James believes her life is set in stone with a loveless marriage, never-ending farm work, and a son she barely knows. At fifteen she had spiraled into a dark hole, and since then there has been very little light to ease the darkness. A torrential downpour and a beautiful stranger change everything in one night.
Going through the motions of life is what Colin Kessler does best. His marriage is a joke, with a wife more interested in his paycheck than him, and two daughters who come and go as they please. The strain is almost unbearable until an angel comes into his life.
The rain is coming down so hard that Dandy knows she has to do something. She cannot and will not let the wonderful man who wrecked his car lose his life. Within minutes she knows beyond a shadow of a doubt that Colin Kessler is a dream come true. No one, especially not her husband has ever evoked such feelings of love and compassion in her. Almost twenty years of being abused and treated like dirt are enough, and it is time to take back her life. God may actually be giving her a real chance at love, she just has to be strong enough to take it. Her husband is a vicious and cruel man, who will stop at nothing to claim the farm as his own. Even knowing this, Dandy is still ready to end the torment, and if the worst happens, she knows for certain that one day with Colin is worth more than a lifetime without him.
Dandy has lived with pain and sorrow for so long, she is immune to their effects. Sadly this is a common occurrence in domestic abuse, and Ms. Morris details it poignantly. However Dandy is blossoming into a strong and vibrant woman as the story progresses. Her faith in God, and her overwhelming drive to love and be loved unconditionally are very powerful aspects of the story. I found it to be beautifully written, as well as conveying a touching message to readers.
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