I really enjoyed reading Who You Are. There was a lot of depth to the characters in this novel, something I definitely have come to expect when reading books by this author. It is something I really love about her books.
Megan and Brandon had what could possibly be one of the most painful to read about first meetings possible. Megan did her absolute best to belittle Brandon, hoping he would give up on being a part of her parents’ arrangement for her. Brandon left knowing he had met an absolutely spoiled brat, who he began to think of as “Monster Megan”! So these two had quite the uphill struggle to overcome.
Yet, as I read, I realized that Megan was so much more than she thought she was. She simply had her priorities misplaced. And Brandon was going through his own identity crisis. He struggled with wondering if he was too harsh or held people to standards that were unreachable. He also did not know what direction God wanted him to go in life. The title fits the novel very well, as both Megan and Brandon struggled to know who they really were and what direction their lives were supposed to take.
The romance that did eventually bloom between these two was very well written. It felt natural and so very precious to read about. I have enjoyed every single one of the books in this series, and look forward to reading the final book when it is available. And in case you were wondering, you could easily pick up this book and read it as a standalone novel if you have not read the other books in the series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK
An unusual arrangement brought them together. Their clashing personalities are likely to drive them apart. Is it remotely possible that love could take them both by surprise?
Brandon Murphy is stuck. He works alone every day, out in the woods, exactly as he wanted. Trouble is, he hadn’t counted on it becoming so…mundane. So when he receives an unusual request—to show up as the arranged fiancé of an heiress in trouble—he figures he may as well. After all, they’ll have six months to decide whether to go through with the marriage. It might just be the spark his life’s been missing.
And oh, are there sparks! Just not the sort he was hoping for.
Megan Alexander is livid. Not only has her father driven away the fiancé of her choosing, but her mother has written to a complete stranger, asking him to come and fill that now-vacant role. What modern woman would consider such an arrangement? Determined not to comply with the insane deal, Megan comes up with a plan of her own: drive the crazy man who agreed to such an idea away—preferably at a run.
From their first disastrous meeting, both Brandon and Megan are certain they will never get married. Ever. But Megan’s plans for her future rely on Daddy’s goodwill, so she needs to see the six months through. And Brandon gave his promise on that time frame; he’ll be a man of his word—even if it kills him.
Six months and they can walk away. Because there’s no way they’d ever consider the alternative…is there?
Who You are is book 6 in the Murphy Brothers Stories; Christian novels full of romance and redemption. Don’t miss this family of seven brothers as they navigate through life, faith, and love.
Murphy Brothers Stories:
In Spite of Ourselves
Everything Behind Us
Who You Are
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jennifer Rodewald is a Christian author of fiction who is passionate about the Word of God and the power of story. Four kids and her own personal superman make her home in southwestern Nebraska delightfully chaotic.
Born in Colorado, she experienced both the seclusion of rugged mountain living and the busy streets of a Denver suburb during her growing up years. Somewhere in the middle of college, she married a Husker and found her way back to the quiet lifestyle of a rural area, which suits just fine.
Blessed with a robust curiosity, Jen loves to research. Whether she’s investigating the history of a given area, the biography of a Christian icon, or how nature declares the glory of God, her daily goal is to learn something new. Aiming to live with boundless enthusiasm, her creed is vision, pursuit, and excellence, and she incorporates that pursuit as a Christian writer.
Jen lives and writes in a lovely speck of a town where she watches with amazement while her children grow up way too fast, gardens, and marvels at God’s mighty hand in everyday life.