Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Kaydie by Penny Zeller*A Review

For the first time in years, Kaydie Worthington Kraemer can breathe easily. Although she is still haunted by memories of her abusive husband, Darius, she takes comfort in knowing the man is dead. Staying with her sister McKenzie and brother–in–law, Zach Sawyer, at their ranch, Kaydie is still wary of men, especially now that she has another life inside of her to protect. As she looks forward to her baby's birth, she builds a protective wall around herself that won't be easy to tear down.

Ranch hand Jonah Dickenson views his boss, Zach, like a brother. He does not, however, envy Zach's new role as a husband. Deserted by his mother at a young age and forever despised and rejected by his own father, Jonah has few close relationships. But there's something about Kaydie that draws him to her and makes him question his decision to remain a bachelor.

When Cedric Van Aulst, an old friend of Kaydie's, comes to town, an unforeseen prospect of marriage arises. Cedric is someone Kaydie trusts. Will she settle for a safe union with him, or can she trust God to guard her heart and her life in the arms of Jonah?

Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Whitaker House (April 5, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1603742174
ISBN-13: 978-1603742177
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.2 x 1.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces

Penny Zeller is the author of several books and numerous magazine articles in national and regional publications. She is also the author of the humor blog "A Day in the Life of a Wife, Mom, and Author."
Penny is an active volunteer in her community, serving as a women's Bible study small-group leader and co-organizing a women's prayer group. She devotes her time to assisting and nurturing women and children into a closer relationship with Christ. Her passion is to use the gift of the written word that God has given her to glorify Him and to benefit His kingdom.
The touching and heartwarming Montana Skies Series is Penny's first series with Whitaker House and includes "McKenzie," "Kaydie," and "Hailee." Penny says she hopes after reading her novels, readers will be reminded of "the power of God's love, redemption, hope, and forgiveness. I want them to catch a glimpse inside my characters' lives and see that God can and does change hearts. In addition, I hope my readers will take away from my books the importance of depending on God and putting our full faith and trust in Him. As Psalm 46:1 tells us 'God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.' What a reassuring promise!"
When she's not writing, Penny enjoys spending time with her family and camping, hiking, canoeing, and playing volleyball. She and her husband reside in Wyoming with their two children. Penny loves to hear from her readers through her website and on her Penny A. Zeller Facebook Author Page.

Kaydie is the second book in the Montana Skies series and it’s another winner. I read the first book written by Penny Zeller in this series and it’s called Mckenzie.
Kaydie’s first husband lied about who he was. He seemed charming and was handsome, but after they got married he didn’t pretend to be nice anymore. He married Kaydie for her money. When that ran out he robbed banks. This book Kaydie is about after her first husband died and she is now living with her sister McKenzie and her family. Kaydie is now with child and is afraid of all men, even the nice ones because they could be lying about who they are.
I really liked this book because you watch Kaydie as she goes through fears and joys and always keeps close to the Lord. Kaydie only recently found the Lord and she clings to him in everything.
Kaydie and the ranch hand Jonah become really good friends, because neither of them wants to get married.
They share and help each other with many things.
I like this book because Kaydie is shy, but still she tells people what is on her mind. Family and friends really care and love her and try to show her in every way.
There are some really neat flashbacks in this book that were well thought out. Penny just has a way with telling a story and making you feel a part of it.
I highly recommend this book. It will be good to add to your collection.

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Thank you to Whitaker House for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255


Anonymous said...

Like your review of Kaydee Wanda. I read this too, and its wonderful! I'm looking forward to the next one!

Penny Zeller said...

Thank you so much, Wanda, for your review! I am thrilled that you enjoyed Kaydie's story. Thank you for all you do to help promote Christian fiction.
Blessings in Christ,
Penny Zeller

P.S. And thank you, Joy, for your kind words too! I appreciate you!