Healing Love by Jennifer Slattery
Healing Love is a story that is so unique and like I told the author, Jennifer Slattery. I told her, “Way to rip my heart out.”
Let me explain.
Brooke Endress sees a side of life that many of us would rather not face, it’s cruel, heart-wrenching and we feel helpless to make a difference. Much like what Brook felt when she goes on a mission trip to El Salvador. God has other plans.
This book touched my heart in ways that I am finding hard to explain. I think if you have ever been on a mission trip to an underserved part of the world you will identify with this story. Not only that, it will remind you of how you felt when you were there. For me, I saw how Jesus was there among the “least of these” in such a real way.
Every once in a while a book like Healing Hope comes along to bring us a fresh look at the world through the eyes of the ONE who so loved the world that He gave His only son for a helpless, hopeless world.
Jennifer’s passion for the people of El Salvador comes through strongly in this book, and I loved every word. I loved the peek she gave into the El Salvadorian culture and societal issues. I love the healing and hope in this story, how the light shines in the darkness and it cannot, and will not ever be put out.
I hope that you enjoy this unforgettable book as much as I did
ABOUT THE BOOK
Genre: Women’s fiction with a strong romantic thread
Dual setting—Southern California, and El Salvador
A news anchor intern has it all planned out, and love isn’t on the agenda.
Brooke Endress is on the cusp of her lifelong dream when her younger sister persuades her to chaperone a mission trip to El Salvador. Packing enough hand sanitizer and bug spray to single-handedly wipe out malaria, she embarks on what she hopes will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
But Brooke is blindsided by the desperation for hope and love she sees in the orphans’ eyes. And no less by the connection she feels with her handsome translator. As newfound passion blooms, Brooke wrestles with its implications for her career dreams.
Ubaldo Chavez, teacher and translator, knows the struggle that comes with generational poverty. But he found the way out – education – and is determined to help his students rise above.
When he agrees to translate for a mission team from the United States he expects to encounter a bunch of “missional tourists” full of empty promises. Yet an American news anchor defies his expectations, and he finds himself falling in love. But what does he have to offer someone with everything?
Author, speaker, and ministry leader Jennifer Slattery writes for Crosswalk.com and is the managing and acquiring editor for Guiding Light Women’s Fiction, an imprint with Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. She believes fiction has the power to transform lives and change the culture. Healing Love is her sixth novel, and it was birthed during a trip she and her family took to El Salvador that opened her eyes to the reality of generational poverty and sparked a love for orphans and all who’ve experienced loss.
Her deepest passion is to help women experience God’s love and discover, embrace, and live out who they are in Christ. As the founder of Wholly Loved Ministries, she travels with her team to various churches to speak to women and help them experience the love and freedom only Christ can offer. When not writing, editing, or speaking, you’ll likely find her chatting with her friends or husband in a quiet, cozy coffeehouse. Visit her online at JenniferSlatteryLivesOutLoud.com and connect with her and her Wholly Loved team at WhollyLoved.com
Jennifer’s latest release is Healing Love.