Jennifer: An O'Malley Love Story by Dee Henderson

Leah Courtney

I've been a long time fan of Dee Henderson's O'Malley books. They are all books about heroes/heroines in rescue services.  The O'Malleys are a group of siblings who chose each other. They were all orphans in foster care services.

Jennifer is a prequel short story introducing us to the youngest O'Malley "sibling", Jennifer. She is a pediatrician specializing in young cancer patients, and she meets Tom, a surgeon. As Tom and Jennifer negotiate their new found relationship and Jennifer becomes the first O'Malley to find a relationship with God, the couple will also go through a tragedy that will affect them all.

The good: I love Dee Henderson's sweet romances. Just like the others, this one was touching and tender with just enough spark. There was the usual conflict as they came to know each other- Jennifer's lack of trust, Tom's desire to marry a Christian...Jennifer and Tom were main characters that we could easily relate to. And there was just enough inner thought combined with the action and dialogue in the story that we could get to know them.

The bad: I think I'm going to have to go back and reread all of the O'Malley books. I just can't remember what happens! And Jennifer sure does leave us hanging!

I give this one 5 stars and a PG for content.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.
This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Jennifer: An O’Malley Love Story
Bethany House Publishers (May 1, 2013)
Dee Henderson


Dee Henderson is the bestselling, award-winning author of 15 previous novels, including the acclaimed O'MALLEY series and UNCOMMON HEROES series. These days, most authors are out there energetically promoting their books in print and broadcast and via social media—wherever they can get attention. But Dee Henderson keeps a low profile. She avoids telephone interviews because of hearing problems, declined to provide a current photo, and will say only that she lives in Illinois.


It's a summer of change for Jennifer O'Malley. The busy physician has a pediatrics practice in Dallas, and meeting Tom Peterson, and falling in love, is adding a rich layer to her life. She's sorting out how to introduce him to her family--she's the youngest of seven--and thinking about marriage.

She's falling in love with Jesus too, and knows God is good. But that faith is about to be tested in a way she didn't expect, and the results will soon transform her entire family.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Jennifer: An O’Malley Love Story, go to HERE.

Leah Courtney / Author & Editor

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