Unplanned by Alana Terry is Book on in A Kennedy Stern Christian Suspense Novel series. Kennedy has recently moved to the United States from Jilin Province China to attend college. Kennedy’s childhood pastor is in the process of starting a pregnancy center and is in need of volunteers. Kennedy has agreed to take the phone for the weekend when she receives a mysterious call from a 13 year old girl who is pregnant asking it if hurts to have an abortion. The young girl turns out to the the daughter of a pro-life politician who is a supporter of the new center as well as an attender of the pastor’s church. The call is overheard by the young girls uncle, who takes matters into his own hands.
While sitting in her dorm room, Kennedy gets a visitor that tells her he needs her roommates identification as her roommate was just in an accident. Kennedy follows the man outside where he abducts her. Kennedy is take to the same place the young girl is taken. The abductors try to get the young girl to take medication that will cause a miscarriage. Kennedy tries to keep them from forcing the girl to take them.
Kennedy goes to the pastors home to recover from being held hostage. While there she struggles with the pro-life issues she was raised to believe. She struggles with wondering if forcing a young girl of 13 to follow through on a birth is best. The pastor’s wife is very good at listening and not forcing her beliefs on Kennedy.
This is a very good suspenseful story! This story is written so well, I was so absorbed into the story I could not put it down. I appreciate the struggles that Kennedy was going through with being so busy with her own life and still finding time to volunteer. The author uses Psalms 139: 13-14 as the Scripture Kennedy reads while struggling with her feelings.
The book also has great discussion questions at the end. The author has taken the feeling of women who have had abortions into account and separated those questions away from the rest. The author also included a page in her acknowledgements for the young reader who may be struggling with being pregnant. She gives great recommendations and resources for this situation.
I received a copy of this book from the author and Book Club Network and this is my honest review.
Series: Kennedy Stern Christian Suspense Novel
Publisher: Potter Works Publishing
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