Sunday, April 19, 2015


This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
David C. Cook (March 1, 2015)
Varina Denman


An avid reader and blogger, Varina Denman enjoys writing fiction about Christian women and the unique struggles they face. She seems to have a knack for describing small town life, and is currently working on a three book Texas series which will soon be published by David C. Cook. The first book in the series, Jaded, won the 2013 ACFW Genesis contest for romance.

Varina attended three Texas universities over a span of five years, majoring in four subjects and earning zero degrees. However, she can now boast sixteen years as a home educator, volunteering in the local cooperative where she has taught numerous subjects including creative writing and literature.

Even though Varina has spoken at ladies’ retreats and taught women’s Bible classes, she finds the greatest fulfillment facilitating prayer groups. She lives in Burleson, Texas, where she helps with Family Ministry in her home congregation. Varina is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and North Texas Christian Writers.


As a child, Ruthie was shunned by the local congregation. Thirteen years later, Ruthie’s heart begins to stir when an attractive single preacher arrives. But their relationship is bitterly opposed—unearthing a string of secrets which threaten to turn the church, the town, and her world upside-down.

Jaded is the rare novel that is both love story between a woman and man ... and God and His church. Plunging deep into the waters of shame, forgiveness and restoration, it will resonate with every woman who’s experienced a loss of heart ... and a thirst for hope.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Jaded, go HERE.

Book Review

Going to church wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the people.  Judgemental.  Hypocritical. Goody Two Shoes.   Everybody has everything together and no one has any problems.    Have you ever felt that way?  Do you know someone who feels that way?  

I know that I have felt that way at times.   Jaded is the perfect word for that feeling.   Such a setting might not seem like the setting of a romance, but this is the wooing of a young man of a young woman who has no need for church or God.    The storyline is such a wonder juxtaposition of how God woos us.   He meets us where we are and gently and slowly speaks words of love and caring to our hearts.

I LOVED this book.  

Thank you CFBA for complimentary book for reading and review. 

1 comment:

Varina Denman said...

Thank you, Deanna. I'm so glad you enjoyed Jaded. :)