I blog, but I’m no blogger. I couldn’t even begin to hold any of their jockstraps. Granted, do they even make lady jockstraps? Is this a thing? This post is already going sideways, see how easily I get distracted? Ooh, shiny syndrome. I have it. Squirrel! Anyway, If you are a blogger, thank you for all that you do.
Back to the point of this whole she-bang. Have you ever read that one book that just stays with you long after you’ve finished? Well, while I was playing around with my very neglected website I remembered my ‘Indie Love’ section and how unloved it’s been. Bad, bad Nessie. The entire idea behind this section was to scream about all the things I love because Lord knows I have a big mouth. So that’s exactly what I’m going to do.
Last year I saw was scrolling in one of my author groups when I came across a post about a taboo book with a priest.
I was all over that like a fly on shit! So, immediately I stalked the author and forced her to be my friend. You think I’m kidding, but really, that’s how it went down. (And yes she’s still my friend and we stalk each other equally now, so there) She sent me an ARC and I was rocking in a corner sobbing after the first chapter.
This chick didn’t know me from Adam yet, but she wanted me to tell her what I really thought. Hah. Big mistake to tell me that. My mama raised me to be opinionated. Whether or not this is a good thing? I think it depends on who you ask. haha. The jury may still be out. Anywho, I think I messaged her while I read the entire thing. She got a kick out of every one of my reactions. You ever get that wide range of emotions while you’re reading and you’re not sure whether you’re coming or going?
Five minutes later I was like Holy Shit Batman what just happened?
And then for a little while everything is good and happy again.
And then you get your teeth kicked in. All of the air in your lungs is purged from your body and your jaw is scraping the floor like a caveman dragging his club.
So after the most epic plot twist in the history of plot twists, ever (no spoilers here and yes I’m being cryptic for a reason) I sat back for a while (It took me a week to wrap my head around this book) and started thinking about what it took to weave this story together the way she did.
My conclusion? She's a damn genius.
I don’t want to go into details about characters or what the story is about because I think it would give too much away. I wanted to share more of my reading experience with you. This story was such an emotional rollercoaster I ran to Amazon and bought everything else she had because I couldn’t get enough of her writing. I love when an author can do that. Evoke raw emotion in me and two years later I can sit here and remember what it was like to read that book for the first time.
So, if you love books that take you on a journey you never saw coming. Something that will be completely different than what you think it will be going into it and is 100% thought provoking… You need to meet Jenni Moen and read With The Father.
I hope you smile, gasp, cry your eyes and bask in the brilliance of this book. Then we can we can discuss all the finer details once you’re in the know!