An InConvenient Friend
Vertical Reach = 3
Samaria Jackson is in the right place for all the wrong reasons but finds herself wondering if life can offer more. We don't see any obvious interaction between her and God for most of the book but it is apparent in her mentor/nemesis Angelina Preston who loves the Lord and lives her life in relation to His will for her.
Ministry Message = 3.5
Do not be deceived God is not mocked and delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart are the emerging spiritual lessons in this one. There are several other juicy morsels hidden in the nooks and crannies of the characters but when I closed the covers, these two are what I got.
Craft = 4
McKnight knows how to weave a story and build a character which is pivotal in fiction and what makes this an easy to read story. Don't think you have this one figured out because the plot not only thickens it bubbles, simmers and by the end boils the reader over into a frenzy.
Aesthetics = 4
Urban Christian is not one of my favorite publishers for covers for several reasons but they got it right this time. When I read the description for Samaria I saw her on the cover and that made me as a reader VERY happy and as a reviewer quite impressed.
Dollar$ & $ense = 3.625
Book clubs and individual readers would love this book because it is a DEFINITE conversation starter. What would you do if your new mentee was on a mission to steal your man? See what I mean...conversation starter. Enjoy!