Friday, January 2, 2015

Sally Bradley's Kept

Kept by Sally Bradley
(Salena House Publishers 2014)

Life has taught Miska Tomlinson that there are no honorable men. Her womanizing brothers, her absentee father, and Mark, the married baseball player who claims to love her--all have proven undependable. But Miska has life under control. She runs her editing business from her luxury condo, stays fit with daily jogs along Chicago's lakefront, and in her free time blogs anonymously about life as a kept woman. 

Enter new neighbor Dillan Foster. Between his unexpected friendship and her father's sudden reappearance, Miska loses control of her orderly life. Her relationship with Mark deteriorates, and Miska can't help comparing him to Dillan. His religious views are so foreign, yet the way he treats her is something she's longed for. But Dillan discovers exactly who she is and what she has done. Too late she finds herself longing for a man who is determined to never look her way again.

When her blog receives unexpected national press, Miska realizes that her anonymity was an illusion. Caught in a scandal about to break across the nation, Miska wonders if the God Dillan talks about would bother with a woman like her--a woman who's gone too far and done too much.

How far will God go to save His child? In Kept, the author shows and proves that God will go as far as possible.

There's no modern day sin or issue. Sin has been around since the fall of Adam and Eve. It only likes to hide its form.

At one point in the book, Miska tells the study group that the woman at the well has nothing on her. It is then the road of redemption intersects the road of immorality. Miska and Dillan must make a choice.

Kept is a novel that deals with sexual immorality and the addiction to pleasure. With a skilled hand, Sally Bradley brings the reader into a riveting story and its authentic, compelling scenes.

The characters--an editor, a pastor, and a baseball player--become so life-like that the reader is transported into Chicago to walk alongside Miska, Dillan, and Mark.

Sally Bradley approaches sin in candid writing, showing its consequences and proving the power of redemption and love.

It's real life put into words to create a story to last a lifetime.


  1. Oh, wow, Daphne! Thank you so much! This means a lot. :)

  2. I'm glad to feature your book. You did an outstanding job!