Book Review: Love Unfeigned by Nadine C. Keels

Title: Love Unfeigned
Author: Nadine C. Keels
Series: N/A
Genre: Contemporary/Christian Fiction
Publisher: CreateSpace
Published: February 27th, 2013 
Page count: 126 pages
Format: eBook
Source: From the author in exchange for an honest review (thank you!).
Book Summary:
Love to the chords of a classic jazz band…
From the first time Lorraine, a plucky and competitive girl, contends on the playground against Isaiah, an impish boy whose smile gleams in more ways than one, the two of them can’t help knowing each other. Neither can they avoid passions and misfortunes lining the path to young adulthood, and when the breakup of Isaiah’s family disrupts the haven he’s shared with Lorraine, their natural relationship is eventually threatened by jealousy, grave trauma, and abandonment. As one year follows another, and another, what might it take to reunite these two companions in love: love undeniably real and unbounded by time?
“Everything didn’t have to turn out perfect. I just wanted you there.”

     *The Reader's Review*

     My rating: 4/5 stars

It's been a while since I'd last read a novella and even more one as good as Love Unfeigned. It's a wonderful short love story between Lorraine and Isaiah, two lifelong friends who, despite time and personal matters, are destined to be with each other.

This book is narrated by Lorraine and she takes us into her memories of when she and Isaiah met, grew up together, went separate ways and would usually come back to one another (but with a big wall between them). Her childhood memories were so sweet and innocent, they made me long to have had something as good as hers and for them to never end. I hated to read about how she and Isaiah distanced themselves as they grew older because I could only feel for Lorraine, yet knew nothing from Isaiah's true feelings.

Both characters are very well written, yet if I had to give out a trophy to one of them, I would be thrilled to hand it out to Lorraine. She is an incredible person with so much self-respect, even when she was a teen or a child, she was mature and thought things through without getting carried away with her feelings like most people do. However, Isaiah is also a great guy, but you have to see him all the way through to love him fully.

All in all, Love Unfeigned is a pure and innocent bliss that warmed my heart and made me wish for it to be longer. I highly recommend it if you are looking for a quick read and I so hope you love it as much as I did (and maybe even more). ;) 


  1. This sounds like a good read. I typically avoid novellas but this one sounds like it's worth the read. Great review!

  2. This sounds like such a sweet read, glad you enjoyed it! I seem to be pro novella's at the moment - because life gets so hectic!!

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

    1. Yeah! That's why novellas are so cool <3