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Perfectionistic librarian Jacqui Penn is ripped up by the roots when she’s dumped by her longtime boyfriend. Rootless and on the run, she is drawn two thousand miles west across Canada to the last place she ever thought could offer stability—the old homestead where her father grew up. Renovating the derelict house soon becomes a personal battle as it stubbornly resists her Perfectionistic librarian Jacqui Penn is ripped up by the roots when she’s dumped by her longtime boyfriend. Rootless and on the run, she is drawn two thousand miles west across Canada to the last place she ever thought could offer stability—the old homestead where her father grew up. Renovating the derelict house soon becomes a personal battle as it stubbornly resists her efforts. While Jacqui struggles to renew the home, she spends time with the family Pops bitterly resented. Her hunger for roots grows stronger as she fights to discover the long-buried reasons her father fled the house as a beleaguered teen. But will she ever find the belonging she craves?


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Perfectionistic librarian Jacqui Penn is ripped up by the roots when she’s dumped by her longtime boyfriend. Rootless and on the run, she is drawn two thousand miles west across Canada to the last place she ever thought could offer stability—the old homestead where her father grew up. Renovating the derelict house soon becomes a personal battle as it stubbornly resists her Perfectionistic librarian Jacqui Penn is ripped up by the roots when she’s dumped by her longtime boyfriend. Rootless and on the run, she is drawn two thousand miles west across Canada to the last place she ever thought could offer stability—the old homestead where her father grew up. Renovating the derelict house soon becomes a personal battle as it stubbornly resists her efforts. While Jacqui struggles to renew the home, she spends time with the family Pops bitterly resented. Her hunger for roots grows stronger as she fights to discover the long-buried reasons her father fled the house as a beleaguered teen. But will she ever find the belonging she craves?

30 review for Tethered

  1. 4 out of 5

    Paula Phillips

    Lately, I have been in a bit of a reading slump, and most of the books I have read lately. I have either found them bearable or just average and some have been DNFs. This particular book, I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into with the story and I have to admit this book surprised me as I found myself getting really into it and enjoyed reading Tethered. The main character Jacqui Penn gave me a bit of a chuckle, her name as my partner's aunty is called Jacqui, and then his Mum's ( Jacqui's Lately, I have been in a bit of a reading slump, and most of the books I have read lately. I have either found them bearable or just average and some have been DNFs. This particular book, I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into with the story and I have to admit this book surprised me as I found myself getting really into it and enjoyed reading Tethered. The main character Jacqui Penn gave me a bit of a chuckle, her name as my partner's aunty is called Jacqui, and then his Mum's ( Jacqui's sister) her surname is Penn. So as you can imagine as I read this book, I kept thinking about my partner's aunty. This Jacqui's husband Geoff has left her and decided he is now gay with one of Jacqui's co-worker's Dale. After being with Geoff for so many years, she is now wondering whether her whole life was a lie and even worst was that she was the one who introduced Dale to her husband as she thought they would make good friends - little did she know they would start an affair behind her back. The other thing I loved about this character was that she is a Librarian and being a Librarian myself, I felt a kinship with her character. Jacqui has decided to get a new start and headed out to the countryside where her dad grew up as she has inherited his old family home. It's a good thing that Jacqui doesn't mind a bit of DIY and renovations as this house needs a lot of TLC after being abandoned for the past couple of years. As Jacqui finds her footing in the town, she will also reconnect with her dad's remaining family and maybe a miracle could bring her Dad back to the childhood home he hasn't stepped foot in for 60+ years and give her something she has been yearning for years - a family and a support system. If you are looking for an inspirational women's fiction story then check out Tethered by Eleanor Bertin which though Book #12 of the Mosiac Collection can be read as a stand-alone.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    Tethered by Eleanor Berlin is a story that could very well taken place today, and to someone the reader may know. It is uncanny how well the author told this story of love and loss; pain and healing, and love anew; it is a story as old as the world. How does one survive rejection by just about everyone that was supposed to love you? For librarian Jacqui Penn, the ultimate rejection by her long term boyfriend proves to be more than she can bear; she packs up her belongings and heads west, across Tethered by Eleanor Berlin is a story that could very well taken place today, and to someone the reader may know. It is uncanny how well the author told this story of love and loss; pain and healing, and love anew; it is a story as old as the world. How does one survive rejection by just about everyone that was supposed to love you? For librarian Jacqui Penn, the ultimate rejection by her long term boyfriend proves to be more than she can bear; she packs up her belongings and heads west, across Canada to the family homestead where her father and his family grew up, a place he seemed to hate with a passion. Searching for family, a place of love and acceptance, a place to belong, Jacqui soon meets family who are not at all like her father described them. Nor were his growing up years quite the way he told it. Quickly and warmly accepted into the family, Jacqui struggles to reconcile the love and acceptance of her current experience, with the stories her father has told her. As her understanding of God, who he is; his unconditional love for her, Jacqui begins to understand herself and her father in a new way. Will it be enough to bring full reconciliation and understanding for her father and his family. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and Just Just Read Tours and am not required to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions therein are solely my own, and freely given.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Lori

    I have enjoyed reading the stories in the Mosaic Collection each one bringing a charm all of their own and for me, I have also enjoyed each new to me authors writing style as they put their characters through their paces. I wasn't sure that I'd like this one when I first opened the book but I'm glad I finished it. This book persisted that I finish it. I think that we all need to take a life's journey to see where it might lead us because sometimes we lose ourselves in who we're meant to be. We te I have enjoyed reading the stories in the Mosaic Collection each one bringing a charm all of their own and for me, I have also enjoyed each new to me authors writing style as they put their characters through their paces. I wasn't sure that I'd like this one when I first opened the book but I'm glad I finished it. This book persisted that I finish it. I think that we all need to take a life's journey to see where it might lead us because sometimes we lose ourselves in who we're meant to be. We tend to lose sight of God too. Jacqui is a unique character and I've really enjoyed her story. I have never been where she was going. I truly appreciated this journey along with Jacqui. I will be looking for more by this author. I couldn't put this book down. It was great!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Anne-Marie Webster

    A great story with relatable characters and, as I am apt to say," full of meat and potatoes". In other words, there were many current, real life situations our main character faced, and unsubstantiated life long beliefs and/or assumptions that came under Jacqui's scrutiny and warranted serious re-evaluation. I was encouraged by the realistic presentation of personal character flaws which we are so often completely blind to, but which are not unredeemable when honestly recognized, acknowledged an A great story with relatable characters and, as I am apt to say," full of meat and potatoes". In other words, there were many current, real life situations our main character faced, and unsubstantiated life long beliefs and/or assumptions that came under Jacqui's scrutiny and warranted serious re-evaluation. I was encouraged by the realistic presentation of personal character flaws which we are so often completely blind to, but which are not unredeemable when honestly recognized, acknowledged and humbly dealt with. I admired Jacqui's work ethic and her love of family. I do not hesitate to recommend this story of transformation and hope.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jackie

    I absolutely loved the character of Jacqui and how relatable she was. She embodied the characteristics of an attainable person. Her actions and thought reminded me so much of myself. I enjoyed the beginning of the novel where it quickly established who Jacqui was down to her very core. The beauty of this story was so wonderful. The mystery of Jacqui's family combined with her need to refurbish her house and get over her ex made for a full bodied full of meat story that kept you reading. This boo I absolutely loved the character of Jacqui and how relatable she was. She embodied the characteristics of an attainable person. Her actions and thought reminded me so much of myself. I enjoyed the beginning of the novel where it quickly established who Jacqui was down to her very core. The beauty of this story was so wonderful. The mystery of Jacqui's family combined with her need to refurbish her house and get over her ex made for a full bodied full of meat story that kept you reading. This book had hands down had visual description that was through the roof. I could see every detail of every moment whether it was Jacqui driving through the woods or her interactions with other characters. Can't wait to read another book by Eleanor Bertin.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Heather (bookswithclarkie)

    Tethered by Eleanor Bretin is the 12th book in the mosaic collection. The 12 books are unrelated, basically all standalone’s from what I have read. I will admit this book is very different from what I usually read. We follow Jacqui as she’s coming out of a long term relationship and heading to her hometown to the house she was left by a relative she never knew. The house is in need of a lot of work and some good old TLC. Through all this work fixing up the house she is fixing up her self as well Tethered by Eleanor Bretin is the 12th book in the mosaic collection. The 12 books are unrelated, basically all standalone’s from what I have read. I will admit this book is very different from what I usually read. We follow Jacqui as she’s coming out of a long term relationship and heading to her hometown to the house she was left by a relative she never knew. The house is in need of a lot of work and some good old TLC. Through all this work fixing up the house she is fixing up her self as well. She learns to lean on her family and faith. For me tethered was a slow burn. I don’t usually read these kind of books because I lose interest. Although this book wasn’t for me it still had a good story and I suggest that you check it out for yourself. I was given this book by the author and publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Pam

    Tethered is a beautifully written story about finding oneself as well as discovering one’s family roots and making peace with the past. As I read many of the characters and their history seemed quite familiar to me. Took me awhile but I realized that many of them played a major role in an earlier book by this author that I reviewed, Unbound. Once I remembered that, this book took on even more depth to me as I began to connect the dots between characters and situations. I loved the sense of family Tethered is a beautifully written story about finding oneself as well as discovering one’s family roots and making peace with the past. As I read many of the characters and their history seemed quite familiar to me. Took me awhile but I realized that many of them played a major role in an earlier book by this author that I reviewed, Unbound. Once I remembered that, this book took on even more depth to me as I began to connect the dots between characters and situations. I loved the sense of family and community portrayed in this novel. Although a virtual stranger to everyone in town, Jacqui was accepted and ministered to by so many of them despite her frequent mishaps and mess ups. One hurting man in particular helped her out again and again. The path to his healing and Jaqui’s road to the truth intersected, then reached the same destination. What a special story with a strong theme of redemption woven through it! I would highly recommend it to those who love a good contemporary romance without all the fluff. I voluntarily reviewed a digital copy of this book provided by Just Read Tours. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Katie

    This book was like an onion with many layers and it kept you glued to the page. While the heroine wasn’t my favorite to start with, she grew on me, and I could relate with her running away and starting over in the midst of a totally different culture seeking out her past and making new friends. The slow romance was satisfying as well. The book dealt with heavy topics from a Christian standpoint and I really enjoy when authors take a risk and dive in to those difficult topics. Overall I think thi This book was like an onion with many layers and it kept you glued to the page. While the heroine wasn’t my favorite to start with, she grew on me, and I could relate with her running away and starting over in the midst of a totally different culture seeking out her past and making new friends. The slow romance was satisfying as well. The book dealt with heavy topics from a Christian standpoint and I really enjoy when authors take a risk and dive in to those difficult topics. Overall I think this is a worthwhile Christian fiction for any fiction reader. I received a complimentary copy of this book, and was under no obligation to give a favorable review. All opinions given are entirely my own.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kimmie

    Tethered by Elanor Bertin was a book full of searching, friendships, and finding out who you are. I'll be honest I struggled through the first part of this book, I just didn't understand where it was going. But I liked Jacqui. So I kept reading. I thought it was interesting how Eleanor Bertin grew Jacqui as a character, it was like watching a flower bloom. Slow at first and the wham, beautiful flower is open and grown. I liked the life lessons that Jacqui learned along the way through the story, Tethered by Elanor Bertin was a book full of searching, friendships, and finding out who you are. I'll be honest I struggled through the first part of this book, I just didn't understand where it was going. But I liked Jacqui. So I kept reading. I thought it was interesting how Eleanor Bertin grew Jacqui as a character, it was like watching a flower bloom. Slow at first and the wham, beautiful flower is open and grown. I liked the life lessons that Jacqui learned along the way through the story, and the helpful spirit she had towards the other characters, she showed a lot of courage. But I just had trouble liking how she handled different situations, it is probably because it is not how I would have handled the situation. The secondary characters really helped build the sense of small community life and I really enjoyed them. The only other different thing is the ending, but you'll have to read it to find out why :) I do recommend reading this book if you like second chances, slow build romances, and journeys of growth. I give it 3 out of 5 stars for the reasons given above. I will be reading more books by this author, this book just happens to not be my favorite. *I volunteered to read this book in return for my honest feedback, the thought and opinions expressed within are my own.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jane

    Tethered is the latest release in the Mosaic Collection. Eleanor Bertin understands people and what it sometimes takes to get them to come to Christ. For Jacqui it is being stuck in a building alone, without her phone in the middle of a wind storm. The plot line of Tethered is an interesting one - Jacqui was raised by a non-believer with Communistic-type beliefs and she was in a long-term relationship until the guy decided he wanted a relationship with someone else. Then her father’s brother (wh Tethered is the latest release in the Mosaic Collection. Eleanor Bertin understands people and what it sometimes takes to get them to come to Christ. For Jacqui it is being stuck in a building alone, without her phone in the middle of a wind storm. The plot line of Tethered is an interesting one - Jacqui was raised by a non-believer with Communistic-type beliefs and she was in a long-term relationship until the guy decided he wanted a relationship with someone else. Then her father’s brother (whom she didn’t know) died leaving her the family farm. She moves across the country to live on the farm until she can figure out what to do with the farm. In spite of the belief system ingrained in her by her father, Jacqui is drawn to Christ through the love of her father’s sister. Jacqui is a very likable character with a heart open to learning. C.H. has difficult circumstances with his wife in the process of dying from cancer and raising a son with autism. He remains true to his wedding vows in spite of an attraction to Jacqui. As a former librarian, I always like to see librarians as characters in a book. I could relate to some of the library incidents that occur. I also enjoyed the characters with disabilities. Books like Tethered show parents and others that their life with a disabled family member may be similar to another family’s. While there are some repeat characters from Eleanor Bertin’s previous books, Tethered can be read as a stand alone. Possible Areas of Concern There is a gay couple in the book, while they are not major characters they do have a part in the plot. There are also several instances of drinking, and one where the main-character gets drunk. These items may be a problem for some audiences. Tethered is written for the adult audience. I do not think I would place it in a K-12 Christian school library, although it may be appropriate for some church libraries. I received a complimentary copy of Tethered as a member of the Mosaic Launch Team. This is my honest review.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Randi Sampson

    Tethered is the 12th book in the Mosaic Collection, a collection of unrelated novels by various Christian authors, all with beautiful themes of faith. As such, this can certainly be read without having read previous books in the collection. In Tethered, we meet Jacqui. She has just gotten out of a long term relationship, and is heading back to her father's hometown where a relative she's never met had left her a house. When she arrives, she finds the house in dire need of TLC, throughout the sto Tethered is the 12th book in the Mosaic Collection, a collection of unrelated novels by various Christian authors, all with beautiful themes of faith. As such, this can certainly be read without having read previous books in the collection. In Tethered, we meet Jacqui. She has just gotten out of a long term relationship, and is heading back to her father's hometown where a relative she's never met had left her a house. When she arrives, she finds the house in dire need of TLC, throughout the story we follow along as she rehabs the house--- and her life too. Growing up in a home without faith and not knowing her distant relative, she is searching for those things that she is missing in her life. Will she find that it the hometown that her father had left behind without a glance back? Tethered is definitely a bit different as far as Christian fiction is concerned. There is mention of a same sex couple, one of the characters is an author of erotica, etc. While these particular characters are not primary focuses of the story and there isn't any major detail given, I was admittedly a bit shocked when I came across that first bit as it's not typical in a Christian novel. I did find that these lifestyles were not glorified in anyway though. These are issues that exist in our world today, so it certainly gave the story some realness to it. That said, it is important to note as some more conservative readers may not like that. Overall, this was a really good story with strong messages of faith and family. There was also just a bit of romance thrown in, but it was quite minimal so those who don't prefer romance would likely still enjoy it. If you enjoy a good story of coming to faith, this is certainly a unique story to check out. **I received a complimentary copy of this book for consideration. All thought are 100% my own.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Christi

    I felt such a connection with this story! The entire time I was reading I was very reflective. Jacqui, the main character, had quite a bit of inner dialogue that I would read, and then stop and ponder similar thoughts and situations pertaining to my own life. Jacqui has her own flaws, but you can't help but not root for her. Leaving a toxic relationship and completely starting your life all over is exactly where I found myself ten years ago and, just like in Jacqui's story, I can see God's grace I felt such a connection with this story! The entire time I was reading I was very reflective. Jacqui, the main character, had quite a bit of inner dialogue that I would read, and then stop and ponder similar thoughts and situations pertaining to my own life. Jacqui has her own flaws, but you can't help but not root for her. Leaving a toxic relationship and completely starting your life all over is exactly where I found myself ten years ago and, just like in Jacqui's story, I can see God's grace through it all. What was really intriguing about Tethered was the parallel of Jacqui's repairing her father's childhood home, and reminding me of several HGTV shows, while at the same time searching for the truth about her family, repairing family relationships, and mending her own broken heart. Fighting for understanding on so many levels dominates this novel, and gives such depth. This is by far my favorite book in the Mosaic collection up to this point. What was really a treat was seeing characters and storyline from another book in the Mosaic collection seamlessly intertwined in Jacqui's story. It was a wonderfully unexpected treat. I devoured this novel, relishing in the relatable characters, enjoying the imaginative scenery, and getting lost in a storyline that truly spoke to me. I cannot recommend this book, or this series, enough. Every book gets better and better! *I have voluntarily reviewed this book for JustRead Tours and read the book through Kindle Unlimited. All views and opinions in this post are completely honest, and my own.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Robin E. Mason

    Haven’t we all thought about it, wished it, idly planned it at one time or another in our lives? Running away? Daily life becomes mundane, heartbreak unbearable, betrayal unforgiveable? For most of us, reality ties us in place and the notion of running away gets tucked on the shelf for another day. For Jacqui Penn, though, reality was turned inside out, and while she could have stayed put and maintained the status quo, her heart wouldn’t let her. Ms. Bertin digs deep into Jacqui’s heart, the human Haven’t we all thought about it, wished it, idly planned it at one time or another in our lives? Running away? Daily life becomes mundane, heartbreak unbearable, betrayal unforgiveable? For most of us, reality ties us in place and the notion of running away gets tucked on the shelf for another day. For Jacqui Penn, though, reality was turned inside out, and while she could have stayed put and maintained the status quo, her heart wouldn’t let her. Ms. Bertin digs deep into Jacqui’s heart, the human tug to belong—and to believe. As Father God does per Romans 8:28, Ms. Bertin wove strands of her story to bring good into Jacqui’s life. Even the hurtful and damaging factors. Jacqui faces each challenge head-on, relying first on her own strength and ability, then little by little, day by day, grows to accept and trust those around her. As she discovers her roots, she also discovers herself. And her future. A deep and profound story of truth and self-discovery, a journey that could belong to any one of us. A story that drew me in, as though I were part of Jacqui’s journey, and kept me turning pages so I, too, could rejoice in her discovery of Truth. ROBIN’S FEATHERS ALL | THE | FEATHERS! I received a complimentary copy of this book, but was under no obligation to read the book or to post a review. I offer my review of my own free will. The opinions expressed in my review are my honest thoughts and reaction to this book. #Blogwords, Tuesday Reviews-Day, #TRD, Book Review, Tethered, Eleanor Bertin, Mosaic Collection, JustRead Publicity Tours

  14. 5 out of 5

    maiaisreading

    Tethered by Eleanor Bertin I wasn’t sure if I liked this book as I started to read it. There are less dialogues than I prefer. But I am persistent and the story grew on me. I want to know if there is a reason and purpose for Jacqui’s trip back to Alberta. It’s a slow burn and I just kept going. I like reading the picturesque sights from Toronto to Alberta. The line about Saskatchewan is funny. I would have loved to be on that road trip. Descriptions of the house Jacqui inherited and the things she Tethered by Eleanor Bertin I wasn’t sure if I liked this book as I started to read it. There are less dialogues than I prefer. But I am persistent and the story grew on me. I want to know if there is a reason and purpose for Jacqui’s trip back to Alberta. It’s a slow burn and I just kept going. I like reading the picturesque sights from Toronto to Alberta. The line about Saskatchewan is funny. I would have loved to be on that road trip. Descriptions of the house Jacqui inherited and the things she did are very detailed. I felt like I was there with her. Jacqui’s character has really developed in this book. She is very hung up with her breakup from Geoff and thinks about it a lot. She likes to ask and defend her Pops decision in leaving his childhood home. In her quest for answers, she finds herself surrounded by newfound family and helpful neighbors. She will have to deal with some revelations and embrace self-realization. Jacqui has many views and questions about religion. I don’t like some of her preconceived ideas but we are in a fallen world. Things happen that we don’t agree on. We just have to accept, adapt and move on. Topics like LGBT, anarchism, pornography are discussed in this book as part of some of the characters lifestyle. Overall, it was an interesting read. 4 stars Thank you justreadtours and Eleanor Bertin for the gifted copy. The book is also available to read for free with a membership to Kindle Unlimited.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jemima Madu

    Tethered is a beautiful story that shows gods unending love and pursuit. It follows the story of Jacqui as she goes on a road trip, that soon develops to a search of deeper belonging. Running away from the pain and hurt of a broken relationship, Jacqui finds family that she hasn't met before and is drawn in by their strong faith in Christ. Although not being a believer, she was open to learning and God captures her attention in a beautiful way. Eleanor touches on day to day issues that plagued u Tethered is a beautiful story that shows gods unending love and pursuit. It follows the story of Jacqui as she goes on a road trip, that soon develops to a search of deeper belonging. Running away from the pain and hurt of a broken relationship, Jacqui finds family that she hasn't met before and is drawn in by their strong faith in Christ. Although not being a believer, she was open to learning and God captures her attention in a beautiful way. Eleanor touches on day to day issues that plagued us such as dealing with heartbreak, betrayal and learning to love and trust again, while putting our trust in God that his plans for us are actually the best. I received a complementary copy of this book from the author and this is my honest opinion.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Deb Elkink

    TETHERED is a story of longing and searching—and finding. The novel opens with the romantically troubled Jacqui running away on an extended road trip, the author capturing what it’s like to drive the long distance across Canada and thereby setting the geographical element as a primary factor of the story. Bertin’s descriptions of nature along the way are simply lovely: “piles of poplar leaves, gold and shimmering under a momentary shaft of sun like a pirate's doubloons”; “wild wind . . . reduced TETHERED is a story of longing and searching—and finding. The novel opens with the romantically troubled Jacqui running away on an extended road trip, the author capturing what it’s like to drive the long distance across Canada and thereby setting the geographical element as a primary factor of the story. Bertin’s descriptions of nature along the way are simply lovely: “piles of poplar leaves, gold and shimmering under a momentary shaft of sun like a pirate's doubloons”; “wild wind . . . reduced to a mellow breeze” like “a child exhausted from a tantrum,”; and sunlight that “puddled on the horizon.” Her descriptions of the derelict house at the end of the trip, as well, convince me it needs the extensive renovations so central to the novel: the original kitchen “resplendent with bold orange and brown mushroom wallpaper” and the faucet that only “coughed up a disappointing spasm of brownish water before falling silent.” Going deeper than mere description, Bertin introduces several elements that show her interest in political and cultural issues: an eastern Canadian character notes the “lack of diversity” in western Canada; another discusses world hunger as not “so much caused by food shortage as it is by war and bad governments”; Jacqui finds a “whole roomful of women” to be “sympathetic sisters, united against the wicked, oppressive, double-crossing male sex.” Bertin uses these populist elements as vehicles to further the theme of redemption through Jacqui’s emotional and spiritual growth. For example, the house reno fuels Jacqui’s belief that she can change; she thinks to herself, “Keep working. It can all be cleaned up and so can I.” At bottom, Jacqui is on a quest for herself and her roots: “The move out here wasn't simply her own desperate escape from a failed relationship. It was more, far more . . . She clenched her teeth against a sob . . . The more she found herself rootless, the more she longed for the grounding she'd never had.” And so the author engages the full gamut of character emotion, including Jacqui’s “utter humiliation of having been hoodwinked” in her love life. Jacqui faces her own humanity, her own insufficiency: “She closed her swollen eyes . . . against this intrusive, troubling new voice, the one that dared to question her goodness . . . There seemed to be no escape from the insistent accusations.” This honest introspection eventually leads Jacqui to “God . . . sweeping through her soul, loosening thoughts, fears, remorse, and now even raising prayers.” TETHERED is the kind of book that dares to ask hard questions relating to personal value—and dares to suggest that the answer lies in spiritual submission to God.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Ebos Aifuobhokhan

    This book captivated me from the first few pages till the end. A beautiful story of God's pursuing love, providence and wonderful ways of bringing to pass His amazing plans for our lives. I pitied Jacqui reading the book and the wringer she went through but I was glad to read how God turned all the pains and struggles bringing her to the knowledge of Himself and home. God's love shines throughout the pages of this book. I recieved a copy of this book and this is my honest opinion This book captivated me from the first few pages till the end. A beautiful story of God's pursuing love, providence and wonderful ways of bringing to pass His amazing plans for our lives. I pitied Jacqui reading the book and the wringer she went through but I was glad to read how God turned all the pains and struggles bringing her to the knowledge of Himself and home. God's love shines throughout the pages of this book. I recieved a copy of this book and this is my honest opinion

  18. 5 out of 5

    Nati

    When Jacqui’s life turns upside down she travel all the way to Alberta, to the family house she inherited a while back. She embarks a journey to restore the old house, the relationship with her family and her soul by finding God in the process and finally finding peace, happiness and love.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Ann

    Come take a beautiful road trip with Jacqui as she searches for answers. This book is beautifully written and will keep you turning the pages to see what happens next. Once you start reading it you don't want to stop. I highly recommend this book. Come take a beautiful road trip with Jacqui as she searches for answers. This book is beautifully written and will keep you turning the pages to see what happens next. Once you start reading it you don't want to stop. I highly recommend this book.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Linda Palmer

    I loved this story of a woman’s search for family. And an added benefit was finding characters from Eleanor Bertin’s previous book, Unbound. I was drawn to the characters and they felt so real. I received this book, but all views are my own.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Cheryl Wood

    Tethered is the 12th book in the Mosaic Collection, a collection of unrelated novels by various Christian authors, themes of faith woven throughout the books. As such, this can certainly be read without having read the previous books. Tethered was an ok book. There is mention of a same sex couple. While the characters are not the primary focus of the story and there no major details given, I shocked when I came across that because it’s not typically in a Christian novel. The main character is loo Tethered is the 12th book in the Mosaic Collection, a collection of unrelated novels by various Christian authors, themes of faith woven throughout the books. As such, this can certainly be read without having read the previous books. Tethered was an ok book. There is mention of a same sex couple. While the characters are not the primary focus of the story and there no major details given, I shocked when I came across that because it’s not typically in a Christian novel. The main character is looking for a new beginning after her boyfriend, Geoff betrayed her, she goes to an abandoned family farm to renovate it. A story of hope, new beginning’s, and courage. I received a copy of the book from Just Read Tours in exchange for an honest opinion. All opinions are my own.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Susan Jalosky

    Jacqui has a difficult relationship with her dad. She leaves town and travels across the country when her relationship with her boyfriend falls apart from cheating on her. She heads to a property that her dad grew up in but due to things she doesn’t know except that he was estranged from his family, he hasn’t been back to since he was 18. The house is derelict and she decides to fix it up. She meets the neighbors unexpectedly and their circumstances are difficult, too. As she is fixing up the ho Jacqui has a difficult relationship with her dad. She leaves town and travels across the country when her relationship with her boyfriend falls apart from cheating on her. She heads to a property that her dad grew up in but due to things she doesn’t know except that he was estranged from his family, he hasn’t been back to since he was 18. The house is derelict and she decides to fix it up. She meets the neighbors unexpectedly and their circumstances are difficult, too. As she is fixing up the house, she meets some of her extended family and learns their version of what happened with her dad. She defends him but soon learns all is not as it seems. She encourages him to come visit her there and eventually he does. She thinks love is fleeting but soon learns how to love. As I enjoy family histories, I really liked this book. You never know what you might find out. I was given an advanced reader copy of this book in return for my review of the story.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Jemimah “Stories and Scribes”

    Tethered is one that took us on a personal journey with Jacqui as goes on the road to healing, personal discovery and her heart finding home. It dealt with hard issues, challenged personal beliefs and values in the light of the truth This book is one that takes us through the love of God and how God uses things,places and even houses to fix our own lives and lead us home- home to him and home to where we truly belong. I recieved a copy of this book and this is my honest opinion

  24. 4 out of 5

    Ochegba

    A different and unique story dealing with real life issues and hard hitting topics. It tells a wonderful story of how God pursues us. It's a journey of self discovery and learning about the saving grace of who God is. A beautiful and transforming story. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. All opinions expressed are solely mine A different and unique story dealing with real life issues and hard hitting topics. It tells a wonderful story of how God pursues us. It's a journey of self discovery and learning about the saving grace of who God is. A beautiful and transforming story. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. All opinions expressed are solely mine

  25. 4 out of 5

    Margaret Lawton

    I was drawn into this story from the start. The characters had a depth to them and the story was well told and kept me engaged. It was also a story that made me think and ponder on things. I experienced a wide range of emotions while reading this book. I received a complimentary copy of this book, but have freely chosen to express my own thoughts and opinions.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Marlys

    This is a great story about a woman that is coming to grips with the ending of a relationship and trying to establish a relationship with herself and figuring out what she wants to figure out what is important in her life. I was given an ARC of this book for an objective review.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Connie Saunders

    A woman, whose life has been colored by her father's perception of the family he left behind, finds herself going back to that family farm in Alberta, Canada. When her long-term relationship abruptly ends, she travels across Canada to begin again and it is there that Jacqui Penn finds a family and a personal relationship with God. Is it possible that she might also find a true and lasting romantic love? Eleanor Bertin has written a story about restoration in many forms. Jacqui sets out to restore A woman, whose life has been colored by her father's perception of the family he left behind, finds herself going back to that family farm in Alberta, Canada. When her long-term relationship abruptly ends, she travels across Canada to begin again and it is there that Jacqui Penn finds a family and a personal relationship with God. Is it possible that she might also find a true and lasting romantic love? Eleanor Bertin has written a story about restoration in many forms. Jacqui sets out to restore the house that she inherited from her uncle and in the process, finds her relationship with her previously unknown family being restored. And it is there, in a new home and a new life, that she is released from her past and finally finds God. It is here that Jacqui Penn is truly restored! If you are looking for a feel-good, light, and fluffy story, this may not be your answer. But if you want to read a realistic portrayal of a woman who has weathered many storms and ended up a much better person, you will certainly want to read Tethered! I recommend this book to all who enjoy contemporary Christian fiction. I received a digital copy of this book from the author. I was never obligated to write a favorable review. These are my own thoughts.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Lensey

    I really enjoyed this book. I'll be honest--it took me a little bit to get into it, but once I did, I was all in! The characters are realistic and well-developed. Jacqui's story is one to which so many people can relate, whether it be a less-than-idealistic upbringing, familial estrangment, a romantic relationship that was not at all what it seemed, religious uncertainties, or a home renovation full of difficulties. I found the story full of hope, while at the same time being completely believab I really enjoyed this book. I'll be honest--it took me a little bit to get into it, but once I did, I was all in! The characters are realistic and well-developed. Jacqui's story is one to which so many people can relate, whether it be a less-than-idealistic upbringing, familial estrangment, a romantic relationship that was not at all what it seemed, religious uncertainties, or a home renovation full of difficulties. I found the story full of hope, while at the same time being completely believable. I plan to read other books by this author and will definitely recommend this book to my friends!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Janice Dick

    Who says you can't go home again? In this thoughtful novel, Jacqui Penn travels to a place she's never been before, the only place she knows has roots for her. Her new home demands a lot of work, and much determination to find out why her father left it behind and refused to return. When all her ties are broken, can this new life offer peace and a place to connect? Strong writing, solid characters, deep themes, interesting settings are all woven together in this intricate story of hope and renewa Who says you can't go home again? In this thoughtful novel, Jacqui Penn travels to a place she's never been before, the only place she knows has roots for her. Her new home demands a lot of work, and much determination to find out why her father left it behind and refused to return. When all her ties are broken, can this new life offer peace and a place to connect? Strong writing, solid characters, deep themes, interesting settings are all woven together in this intricate story of hope and renewal.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Berta Hartzell

    Tethered by Eleanor Bertin is another beautiful story in the Mosaic Collection. Main character, Jacqui, is searching for family, deeper connection, and a new beginning after suffering betrayal by live-in boyfriend Geoff. She decides to travel to her father’s abandoned family farm to flip it and move on. As she renovates, she meets a bevy of colorful small town characters, and I especially enjoyed her descriptions of the souls who spent time at the town library where she worked part time. As she Tethered by Eleanor Bertin is another beautiful story in the Mosaic Collection. Main character, Jacqui, is searching for family, deeper connection, and a new beginning after suffering betrayal by live-in boyfriend Geoff. She decides to travel to her father’s abandoned family farm to flip it and move on. As she renovates, she meets a bevy of colorful small town characters, and I especially enjoyed her descriptions of the souls who spent time at the town library where she worked part time. As she meets and connects with a long lost family, she also begins to understand how her father’s hard edges may have impacted and shaped her life and her heart especially with regards to loving family and seeking God. Like an onion y’all, this book had layers and depth I wasn’t fully expecting. I received a complimentary copy of this book as a member of the Mosaic Collection Launch team in exchange for my honest review. It was really a beautiful story, and I will read other Eleanor Bertin books in the future.

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