Book Review: The Carpenter’s Daughter by Jennifer Rodewald

The Carpenter’s Daughter by Jennifer Rodewald

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Kindle

modern angst

I loved this story because it was coming of age, finding God, and finding love wrapped up in finding self. The epilogue said it all, she found herself and it was enough. Great story, great characters, and a nod to Christian outreach helped it along.

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Amazon blurb:

The quest for identity consumes her. How far is she willing to go to discover who she is?

One word can change a life.

Sarah Sharpe has grown up as a carpenter’s daughter, knowing only the rough and work-heavy world of her father’s blue-collar profession. Abandoned by her mother as a baby, she’s lived twenty-one years content to drive nails at her dad’s side. Following her father into the world of construction was a natural path, and she took it without a second thought. But a harsh comment about her “butch” appearance sends her on a search for identity.

Enter handsome and easygoing Jesse Chapman, the roofer she meets on her first foray into volunteer work for Homes For Hope. In every way, the quirky man is her opposite—confident, a people kind of guy, and most importantly, happy. His likable qualities continue to draw her in, and for some reason, he keeps coming back to her. But they can’t be more than friends—he’s made that crystal clear. Except for a handful of times…and the confusion is driving her crazy.

Sarah’s quest for self-definition becomes more tangled than she ever imagined, and she discovers that the journey will take her deeper than clothes and makeup. Filling the void in her heart becomes an obsession she cannot escape. How far is she willing to go to discover who she really is?

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