Reviewed by Arya Fomonyuy for Readers' Favorite
Don't Disconnect by Tiffany Campbell is an inspirational romance that is multilayered, entertains and motivates. Dominic “Kole” Sommers has been away since she was eleven. But life hasn’t been all milk and honey for her. She’s had her challenges to face, living far from home. At twenty-two, she hits rock bottom — she is homeless and utterly lonely. Forced by her present predicament, she makes the call to the one person she’d never have wanted to see again — her mother. She returns home to her old place, filled with memories, most of which she doesn’t want. But coming home also means reconnecting with the one person who has always meant a lot to her: Jesse Palmer. But how long does Jesse have to live?
Tiffany Campbell’s novel is a powerful story that combines faith and love to remind readers of things that are essential in life. Readers will love the way the theme of faith is developed and it is not difficult to see oneself in the uncertainty that Kole experiences: “My heart fluttered at the thought but my brain wouldn’t allow me to accept the concept. How can I believe God exists, when so much has happened to me throughout my life? No way an all-knowing God could just sit and watch all that happened and be okay with it. There’s no way.” I enjoyed the realism in this story. I enjoyed the fact that the characters are so real and that readers can feel and hear themselves in these characters.
Don't Disconnect is written in the first person narrative and this narrative voice pulls the reader irresistibly into the worldview of the protagonist. The author is a master wordsmith of natural-sounding and intelligent dialogues. In fact, the dialogue starts from the very first paragraph of this entertaining book and it is very revealing of the characters. The writing is good, clean and very accessible. There is a lot to enjoy in this story. I loved the spiritual journey of the protagonist even more than the physical one.