How far will a father go to get back his only daughter? And how will he survive in a legal system that crushes those who can’t afford to fight back? Mark Gillen has the storybook life other men dream of, complete with a beautiful wife and an adoring five-year-old daughter. Then his wife announces she’s leaving him. And taking their daughter with her. The other man is a famous film director with unlimited funds and the keys to stardom and wealth for Paula. How can Mark begin to compete? But the most bitter blow comes when he is kept from seeing his daughter because of false charges . . . and a legal system ill-suited for finding the truth. Forged in the darkest valley Mark has ever walked through, his faith in God may ultimately cost him everything in the eyes of the family law system. But it is the one thing that can keep him sane-and give him the strength to fight against all odds for what matters most.I like trying out new authors, though there is always that slight touch of hesitancy that comes with unexplored territory; and that the author might not live up to the standard of previously loved and enjoyed writers. James Scott Bell did not disappoint.
Being a huge fan of books that contain anything to do with law and justice, Breach of Promise was right up my alley and I am certain would appeal to a wide range of audiences. It had a well thought out plot line, was just the right length and ended with a jaw-dropping twist which I certainly did not see coming!
I also loved the way the author describes the main character (Mark) and his struggles with everyday life; how he overcomes anger and sometimes just mucks things up and really blows it. He is a real human being, not just some perfect guy we could never become. He tries so hard to do things his way, yet has to learn that God’s way is Supreme and although we may not understand it, it is after all, the best way to go about things.
I couldn’t find much wrong with Breach of Promise. It was a refreshing blast of reality mixed with suspense and I certainly didn’t want to put it down!
Rating: 9 out of 10