Saturday, January 23, 2010

Watch Over Me {Book Review}

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His marriage was already on the brink of disaster when Deputy Benjamin Patil found a little infant girl abandoned. He and his wife Abbi agree to be foster parents for the baby girl, but their endeavor isn't without problems.

Although they need to raise the baby together, Abbi and Benjamin are essentially leading separate lives ~ something that started long before the baby came to their house. Benjamin struggles with memories from his time serving in Afghanistan and while Abbi wants to know what is causing him so much pain, she has issues of her own that cause her to withhold from her husband.

They have a choice ~ reclaim what they are letting slip away or walk away from it all forever.

My Thoughts

Abbi and Benjamin are as different as night and day. She is a vegan who is also a pacifist. He served in the armed forces while his wife protested against the war.  In some aspects I struggled to understand how the two of them ever managed to get together, much less marry each other.

The emotions in Watch Over Me are very realistic though and Parrish doesn't gloss over the rawness and struggles that the two face in their relationship ~ which I admire tremendously. While the book is somewhat predictable in the plot, it is one that offers hope and ultimately a story of how God can redeem even a dire situation.

Still on My Nightstand

Look for reviews on a few of these books to be coming up soon!

Be sure to stop by and visit 5 Minutes for Books and their monthly meme called "What's on Your Nightstand?" and also the Saturday Review.


I was given this product to review by Bethany House.  I do not have to return the product.
I was not paid for this post. All opinions expressed in this post are mine.


  1. This definitely looks like a good book!

  2. Sounds like a great book.

  3. Sounds like a great book.

  4. Sounds like a good book. I love books that make me think and remember the things that make relationships work.

  5. I just finished reading this book last night. I agree it's a great storyline..

  6. I would love to win this book. Thanks!

  7. Sign me up...I am always up for a book giveaway! Thanks.

  8. I would la la LOVE to win, thanks for the chance to!
    Cheers love!

  9. This sounds like a very inspirational read. kodiakkoehlers @ gci . net

  10. I would love to win. Susan

  11. This sounds like a great book I would love to win!! And I have to agree with Lindsay I love books that help you to remember what makes a relationship work!!
    Thanks again for sharing your wonderful finds!!

  12. Thanks for the review, Jolanthe. I'd love to be included in the drawing!


  13. Sounds like a good book. Sign me up for the giveaway.

  14. Sounds like a good book. Please enter me in the giveaway!

    I found you on Semicolon (she's my sister!).

  15. This sounds like a great book, something nice to read at the end of the day...thanks for the give away!

  16. Always love hearing about new books - thanks for the chance to win!


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