Book Review: Just Below the Surface

My Review:

I finished Just Below the Surface on my flight home from a business trip and couldn’t wait to get on here to let you know what a wonderful book this is. I chuckled and I cried. I cringed and felt great relief. This story took me on an emotional roller coaster and I enjoyed every minute of the ride.

Billie is a sweet and very real heroine. I love her relationship with her cousin, Anne, and her relationship with her father. The way that her father deals with his illness and the love he has for his daughter are both heartwrenching and heartwarming. Lindsay did a great job of developing her secondary characters.

Merrick Anderson is a swoon-worthy hero. At first, he seems cold. But as the story progresses, you begin to realize there is more to him than what is see on the surface. I wanted to keep reading and reading and reading. When I got to the end, I released a sigh of great satisfaction. So sweet. So romantic. I look forward to more novels by this author.

Book Description:

Working for the stone-cold Merrick Anderson isn’t on Billie Sterling’s list of dream jobs, but it pays well and the benefits are great. Besides, with her dad battling cancer and overwhelming debt, she’s in no position to be choosy. While rumors about Mr. Anderson fly, Billie chooses to stay, believing God has a plan. Can she break through the stony heart of her employer to find the man she knows is underneath, just below the surface?

About the Author:

Although Lindsay A. Marcum has been writing since she was a teen, she published her first children’s book, God’s Little Lydia Lu, in 2010. Since then, she has written blogs about her children and has helped friends and family with personal/independent writing.

In January of 2019 she published Just Below the Surface, her first contemporary Christian romance novel, and is currently working on the sequel. She has a passion for writing, God, and her family. 

When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with her husband and four children, singing on the church praise team, volunteering at her local pregnancy resource center, or making people laugh on Facebook. Being an extreme extrovert keeps her busy connecting with people, and she loves it. 

She also loves coffee and feels that it deserves an honorable mention since it’s been her help and companion through many late hours of writing.  

She writes not only for the love of it, but also to bring honor and glory to her savior, Jesus Christ. 

“Whatever is good and perfect is a gift from God our Father above, who created all the lights in the heavens.” —James 1:17

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January 19, 2022