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I wish this fiction were real! A Primary Decision by Dr. Kevin Leman and Jeff Nesbit
about the book....
The road to power and position is fraught with perils, even for a Worthington.
But Sarah does not intend to lose.
Sarah Worthington never expected to become the US attorney general--at least not this early in her career. Plunged into the vicious vetting process, with all sides digging for secrets in her family closet, she steels herself for the path forward. Nothing will deter her from making her mark on the world in the biggest way possible--even if that means prosecuting the current president of the United States.
Yet powerful forces conspire behind the scenes to take the Worthington family down, and the president orders her to close the investigation. Will she comply? Or turn the tables to pursue her ultimate dream--the US presidency?
I must say that it's not often that I read a fiction book, about American politics no less, and wish that it were real! With the present American politicial landscape the way that it is, I wish there truly was a person like Sarah, one with honesty, integrity, and a passion for social justice, eager to set the example for the world regarding what a country's leader should be like. I quite enjoyed watching Sarah grow over the course of the three Worthington Destiny novels and especially in this book, and emerge to be a person truly comfortable with what God has called her to do. (And I must admit that as the youngest child myself, I may have been a bit biased throughout the series rooting for her success!)
Leman and Nesbit have definitely succeeded at crafting a series that not only entertained with the twists and turns of the story, but did a wonderful job at fleshing out how birth order impacts children as they grow into adulthood. Although this series tended to pigeon hole the siblings into their familial roles perhaps more than I myself have experienced, it is so very apparent that where you are born in a family's birth order truly does impact the decisions you make throughout your life. Sarah definitely characterizes a youngest sibling's traits with her winsome ways, her gifts of being very persuasive and liking to be the center of attention. Each of these characters are so very well rounded and if you are like me you will enjoy getting to know them in this story!
I think what I liked the most not only about "A Primary Decision" but indeed the whole series is that each of these characters is imperfect and makes mistakes, and that makes them utterly relatable. I did find that a couple of sections of the book dragged a little more than others as I thought that sometimes there could have been a little more action regarding the way the secrets were revealed. But on the whole, I thought the authors did a fine job building the tension, especially when Sarah has a show-down with a journalist at a key event. Leman and Nesbit did a great job tying up some loose ends with this final book, while leaving enough to the imagination to keep you thinking about this novel beyond the final pages.
I award this book a solid 4 out of 5 stars. Readers who want a good fiction book that will also teach them about why their family interacts the way it does should pick up a copy not only of this book but the whole series!
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
about the authors....
Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known psychologist, radio and television personality, and speaker who has taught and entertained audiences worldwide with his wit and commonsense psychology. A bestselling and award-winning author, Dr. Leman has written more than 50 books about marriage and family issues, including The Birth Order Book, Sheet Music, Making Children Mind without Losing Yours, and Have a New Kid by Friday. He is coauthor, with his son Kevin Leman II, of a series of illustrated children's books for each child in the family. He is also featured on 6 video series on marriage, parenting, blended families, and single parenting.
Jeff Nesbit isa former communications director to the vice president at the White House, served as the director of public affairs for two prominent federal science agencies, and has been a national journalist with Knight Ridder Newspapers. He is the author of 20 novels. Cocreator of the Emmy award-winning Science of the Olympic Winter Games and the Science of NFL Football video series with NBC Sports, Jeff is executive director for Climate Nexus and writes "At the Edge," a weekly science column for U.S. News & World Report.