Friday, December 19, 2014

"Worth The Wait" (Waltham Academy Book 1) by Laura Jackson

Book Description

 February 2, 2014
Christian Fiction for Young Adults.

Ellie Lansing has a picture-perfect life with a close-knit family and the perfect boyfriend. But her world is suddenly knocked off center when her drool-worthy boyfriend cheats, and her always-has-it-together mother is diagnosed with cancer. Ellie doesn't get it. She always does the right thing - doesn't God owe her a happy life? Through her heartache, Ellie learns that sometimes what seems like the end is really just the beginning and that what God has for us is always worth the wait.

March 2014 winner of "Clash of the Titles", the ultimate literary challenge where authors battle and readers judge.

Author Bio: ( copied from Amazon)

I love books---reading and writing them. As an elementary school librarian, I get to spend most of my day sharing great books with kids. After work, I write my own stories to share.

When I'm not surrounded by words, I love watching sports. I'm a huge Rockets fan, and I love the Texans. 

I'm passionate about Jesus, books, trees, and cupcakes. 

I love to hear from readers, so please find me on Facebook, Twitter (LauraJackson80), Goodreads, or on authorlaurajackson.blogspot.comI

My Review: 

"Worth The Wait" (Waltham Academy Book 1) by Laura Jackson is a great book for young adults. The title describes the story very well. There are just a few scenes that bother me a little as I read it but then that could be because I am a 55 year old woman and through they are not what I want to read the scenes aren't really that inappropriate as this is a novel for teens.

Here are some reasons I love reading this book, " Stacy had said that God was big enough to handle her anger and strong enough to handle her hurt"and "You try to make everyone around you happy, and while I think it's Christ-like to love others as yourself, I don't think Jesus requires that you be someone other than what He created you to be."

One thing I found that I didn't like was "As the kiss deepened, he inched her shirt up and caressed the skin of her back. His fingertips were hot as his lips nibbled toward her ear." 

That was all that was inappropriate in this scene because Ellie told Dylan to stop because her mom might see. I am thinking she should have said Jesus was watching since this is an Christian Novel  but I loved the book and don't mean to imply that I could write better just giving my honest opinion. I am giving this story five stars.  Dylan is always pressuring ellie to have sex with her and when she won't Dylan cheats on her but once again I want to point out there are no inappropriate scenes and the only language I found "for me" that is inappropriate is the words "my life sucks and sucked " I don't like those words and though I don't like it, it portrays most teens accurately.

This story shows us that just because you follow what you feel are the right rules and are a Christian, your life will still have trials and in the end God does have the perfect plan, and it is " Worth The Wait".

I was given an ebook copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I am going to read the second book in this series as soon as I finish this review and I'm sure I will love it just as well.


  1. Debbie, thanks for your HONEST review! As a Christian author, I don't believe some of the things that were written are appropriate. That's just my opinion.

    Judy B

  2. I tried to be honest but the book is a good story and have a good point