Book Review – Shattered Justice

Posted: April 7, 2011 in Book Reviews
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I am an avid reader.  I have been since I was in 1st grade.  I have my mom to thank for this.  At one point, when I was in 1st grade, I got in trouble.  I have no recollection of what I had done wrong (neither does my mom for that matter), but the consequences were that I could do absolutely nothing but read for a whole week.  At the time, I apparently hated reading, so I was not happy (or so says my mom).  However, by the end of the week, I had so fallen in love with reading, that I just never stopped.  And when I say I never stopped, I really do mean it.  After that time, my mom had trouble getting me out of my books to do anything else.  Books became my friends.  They still are.

When I delve into a good book, it’s as if everything around me disappears.  I become part of the book.  I live and breathe the characters.  It’s like they take over my brain, and I am no longer Karen.  And for as long as I am in that book, I feel like I am living an adventure.  It’s very difficult to draw me out.

I just finished a book last night that caught me from page 1.  The title is Shattered Justice, and it’s written by Karen Ball.  This particular book is the first in the Family Honor Series.  In the book, we follow the story of Dan Justice and travel with him as he loses his wife, and moves with his children to Sanctuary, OR.  The author’s words captured the feelings  and emotions that Dan went through so well that I felt like I was a part of Dan, going through everything he was going through.  Many times while reading this book, I found myself in tears or at least fighting back tears.

Karen’s characters were alive.  From Shannon to Shelby to Jayce, they could have been standing right next to me, they were that real to me.  Her imagery was outstanding.  I can honestly say that I thoroughly enjoyed everything about reading this book.

Karen’s content was well-written and the storyline was believable.  I think that is so important in a good book.  If I can’t believe it, then I can’t feel it.  If I can’t feel it, then I don’t enjoy the experience as much.

I can’t wait to read the next book in the series because if it is even half as good as this one, then it’ll be a hit.  I would recommend this book to anyone.  I believe it has something for everyone, though I believe mostly women would probably read it.  It does have some romance to it, but it’s so interwoven, it’s natural.  It’s not one of those books where the characters meet and just fall in love in a day – it progresses naturally, and I think that is probably one of the most appealing aspects of this book.

Well, that’s all I have for today, so…..

Until Next Time!

  1. I love the idea that books are friends..I also said this as a child…great post..ELiza Keating

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