Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Prime of Life

Book Title: Prime of Life

Author: P.D. Behendam

Publish Date: July 1, 2012

Genre:  Christian Fiction

Find it Here:   Amazon(affiliate link)

Plot (from Goodreads):  Ben used to be a cardiothoracic surgeon before he suddenly abandoned his career and became a janitor at a retirement facility. Now, other than dealing with minor problems such as an unhealthy obsession with prime numbers, an inept boss, and a feud between two cantankerous retirees, he lives a relatively stress-free life. There is even hope for romance when an attractive podiatrist shows an interest in him.

But it is not long before his past catches up with him and his carefully protected world begins to unravel. He is forced to face deep issues about life and God head-on, rather than hide behind his cleaning cart. 

P. D. Bekendam is a practicing eye surgeon. Prime of Life is his debut novel.

Why I Read this Book: I was given a copy of this book for review purposes from Netgalley.  This in no way affected my review.


The eloquent writing style grabbed me from the beginning.  I read from 5% to completion in one day!  I really enjoyed the unique plot and characters.  The suspense in this story was perfect; it gave me enough information to want to keep reading, but not enough that I figured out the ending.  I am not going to lie.  I was a little disappointed to find out that this book had an epilogue and was not going to be a series.  I enjoyed the book so much that I wanted to keep reading.  My favorite character had to be Ben.  I often don't enjoy the main characters as much as the side characters, but Ben was so humor and quirky that I could not get enough of him.  One of the few disappointments was that there was some adult humor and that the epilogue was a little disappointing.  Overall, this is a great debut novel!

Final Statements

Recommended Reading Age:  Adult (adult humor present)

Overall Rating: 4/5

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