I received The Divine Appointment by Jerome Teel a few months ago from Joyful Days. She was giving it away as part of the Pay It Forward Book Exchange. I recently took time to read it and just finished it up.
A liberal Supreme Court Justice dies, leaving a vacant seat for conservative President Richard Wallace to fill. Can he gain the nomination for his pro-life candidate against Senate Majority leader Lance Proctor and the pro choice gang who stop at nothing, including murder, to accomplish their evil purposes?
Small town Southern lawyer Elijah Faulkner wonders if he’s on the right side when a seemingly unrelated murder in Nashville brings his associate Jill Baker and himself into the crosshairs of a murder plot.
Overall, I enjoyed the book. There was a lot going on and it kept me on my toes. It jumps from situation to situation, place to place. It reminded me of watching an episode of Law & Order. I do not normally read political thrillers but I'm glad I had the opportunity to delve into new territory. It was easy to relate to the book because the same type of corruption in the book goes on in our own government today. The book gives a glimpse of what it would be like to have an honorable, Christian president who would do what was right regardless of the consequences to himself. The book offers insight into two marriages; one that is in shambles because the husband and wife are somewhat estranged due to adultery, and another between a Christian lawyer and his wife, who have difficulty seeing eye to eye about starting a family. In the end, the book pulls everything to a close and does a nice job of repairing the broken relationships.
This book is an easy read at 340 pages and I would definitely read another Jerome Teel novel. If you'd like to find out more about Mr. Teel and his novels, you can visit him at Jerome Teel.
Upon completing this book, Joyful Days asked that I pay it forward. If you'd like to win this copy of The Divine Appointment, leave a comment and I will draw a winner on Wednesday, January 9th. You do not have to have a blog to enter. All I ask is that you leave an email address so that I can get in touch with you.