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  • By DA Knight
    Jul 15, 2013
    A Response to Twilight: 50 Shades of Grey Gets Whacked by Reality Amity is the first novel in a trilogy called the Small Town Series. Jennifer and Jonathan Whitney divorce each other, and heartbreaking consequences ensue. Have you ever met a couple of refugees from the state of California in flyover country? If you have, you have a feeling for where this tale goes. Jennifer is a California girl transplanted to a suburban small town outside the Austin metro area. The story opens with a traffic accident. Jonathan Whitney's employer moves him to Texas to learn more about the business, he enthusiastically dives into his job with diligence, intelligence, and loyalty. Jennifer cares little for him or their small family’s needs. Instead of choosing happiness, she obsesses about her own wants, passions and desires. Jonathan suffers his short sighted and selfish spouse, and endures for the sake of the team. From there the plot is character driven as you would expect in this genre. Ranking: I... More > found it hard to put down once I reached page 20 and I recommended it to my daughters. My baby (she’s 19) began reading it, but lost the book to her sister for a week. And then she had to wait on Granny to finish before she could get it back. All three women agreed the book was spot on. They all hated Jennifer and all but swooned with empathy for Jonathan. Before going further, I would categorize Amity as Family Drama or Chick-lit. Faith: Amity falls clearly into the Family Drama genre, but it is a Faith-based novel told through the prism of Catholic teaching. Most Christian readers of a traditional persuasion would notice any particular ‘Catholic’ flavor if the characters were not Catholic and their pastor was not a priest. One could easily envision a Protestant, faith-based movie studio shooting this book with no significant changes. Faith appears in the book as a viewpoint. Amity is clean given the subject matter, and would deserve a PG-13 rating as a film. Amity is about the unfair, unjust, and cruel consequences of an adulterous relationship on a decent, good-enough guy, his son, and their friends and neighbors, the McFarlins. Recommendation: If you are a Christian, I highly recommend the book if you read drama, romance (clean-old school type), or women’s literature, and I strongly urge you to share it with your like-minded friends. D. A. Knight Author of Cretaceous Clay and the Black Dwarf< Less
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Product Details

First Edition
Kahlich Press
February 16, 2012
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
1.45 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
4.25 wide x 6.88 tall
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