Saving Justice is an inspirational romance by a new to me author, Susan Crawford. I looked forward to the review, however, because I enjoy the genre.
From the book's description:
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…
Saving Justice has characters that I liked. The story was inspiring and interesting. At times I felt like the action wasn't very realistic and that there was a "choppy" feel to it. But, overall, I really enjoyed it. And, at the end I found myself teary and was moved for the characters as the story resolved.
The book isn't something deep and thought-provoking. But it's a good story with interesting characters. And themes of following God's will and letting go of bitterness for the past can make the reader pause and consider.
I give this one 4 stars and a PG for content. (There is reference to drug usage.) You can preorder your Kindle edition here:
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.
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