Review of Jagged Edges

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Review of Jagged Edges

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[Following is an official review of "Jagged Edges" by Doris H.Dancy.]
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2 out of 4 stars
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Jagged Edges by Doris H. Dancy is a Christian romance novel about betrayal and trust. Derek is a newly graduated lawyer from Harvard Law. He is set to marry his high school sweetheart, Morgan. Morgan is a dancer who is working toward getting the main part in her company. The two grew up together, and everyone has expected them to end up getting married since they were little. Their careers are taking shape, and things are falling into place. Then one moment of betrayal occurs, and everything changes.

Christian novels are always a little hit-and-miss for me. Sometimes they push religion too much. However, the Christian romance aspect of this book was my favorite part. I appreciated that it didn’t go into detail on the sex scenes or anything beyond kissing. These moments were present in the book, but we didn’t read directly about them. I thought it did a pretty good job of not pushing the religion on the reader. It would mention the characters’ beliefs regarding God, and they would sometimes have conversations about this. However, I never felt like I was reading a sermon or being convinced to believe something. The book will probably be enjoyed more by Christian readers, but other religions don’t necessarily need to avoid it.

Unfortunately, there were several negative aspects of the book. The plot of the book was kind of hard to follow. I felt jerked all over the place by the story without a clear sense of what exactly the story, problem, and solution were supposed to be. The character development was also lacking. There were descriptions of the characters, but these mostly included physical appearance and materialistic items.

The focus on money in this book was my least favorite aspect. Almost everyone in the book comes from wealth, and anyone without it is looked down upon. This is apparent in both the actions of the characters and the way the author describes the people who don’t come from money. The editing is the final issue that stood out to me. There were numerous errors throughout the book. Many of these detracted from the story.

I give this book 2 out of 4 stars. I had to deduct a star for the editing and a star for the other issues mentioned. I didn’t give it just 1 star because it did have some good moments, and I didn’t hate it. I would recommend it to readers who enjoy Christian romance books and who can look past the issues in the book. I would suggest that those who are looking for something more on the erotic side avoid this one.

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This sounds like a book with so much potential. It’s unfortunate that there were several issues with the book. Thanks for the review.
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Post by Ndiweteko Nghishitende »

The storyline sounds like it has potential. I find it interesting that a Christian book would have aspects of class and look down on the poor - very interesting. It's a shame about the issues you mentioned.
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Post by Emah22 »

I do love romance books,but this my first time coming across a Christian romance.
Thanks for an excellent and well written review,it has heightened my love for the book and I can't wait to read it.
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