So Much Better Your Way, Signed Jack

Love Still Lives Book 2

Christian - Romance - Contemporary
229 Pages
Reviewed on 10/03/2023
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Author Biography

Theresa Laws is the author of four published works, Diary of a Divine Relationship, Jack and Kelly - So Much Better Your Way, Signed Jack - The Man, His Woman, His Call, Chicago, and, In The End. She has resided in the Chicagoland area all of her life and has a passion for writing about the overlooked and underserved. She also enjoys writing, sewing and playing the flute. She is also a published songwriter.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Frank Mutuma for Readers' Favorite

On the day of Jack's accident, Carter, his elder brother, is emotionally wrecked and decides to call Lilly. But she has not forgiven him for breaking her heart, and she is with someone else now. Can he get her back? Jack had been married to Kelly, but she is now dead. Jack has to be strong for his son despite the challenges. Cynthia is a nurse, and from her first meeting with Jack, strong emotions are palpable. Coincidentally, after the accident, Jack is taken to the hospital where Cynthia works. Apart from taking care of him, she prays for him fervently, something Jack's family witnesses. Will their connection continue despite the mishaps, especially now that she has moved back to her hometown and Bennet is in the equation? To find out how things unfold, get a copy of So Much Better Your Way, Signed Jack by Theresa A. Laws.

So Much Better Your Way, Signed Jack by Theresa A. Laws is a wonderfully written book with a flawlessly flowing plotline that leaves no room for confusion for the reader. I loved the theme of hope and not giving up. I also loved the calm tone and narration pace used by the author, which is very welcoming. Theresa also captured the emotions and events of the well-developed characters vividly, hence capturing the imagination of the reader. I loved how effective the book was in conveying the intended message without alienating anyone. The reader will also appreciate the easy-to-understand language used, making the book accessible to all kinds of readers. I cannot wait to read something else by this talented author.

Toya - Goodreads

Let me start off by saying that I did not read the first story before reading this book. There were references to things that happened previously but I never felt lost in this story. Jack has gone through so much in his life. He’s lost his wife, is raising his son, and attending seminary school. This story brings the message of hope and how to rebuild your life after a tragic loss. I cannot comprehend how he was able to deal with the weapons that were formed against him. This is the true testament of what can happen when you place God as the head of your life.

I really enjoyed the story and the scriptures used throughout it. I feel like it reminded me of God’s word and how to apply it in real-life scenarios. I won’t forget this story anytime soon and I can’t wait to go back and read part 1. I'll be reading more from this author.

Olivia Castetter

For years, I have believed that the right book will find you exactly when you need it. When it comes to Theresa A. Laws, this always holds true for me.
In November of last year, I read Diary of a Divine Relationship and was instantly curious about the life of protagonist Jack Riley and his beloved Kelly. Kelly’s faith was unshakable, even as the world’s cruelty tried to destroy her. In my opinion, Kelly is the ideal version of a Wife of Noble Character—flawed, yet faithful always.
Following Kelly’s death, So Much Better Your Way: Signed Jack begins with Jack working to carry on with his grief and young son. When Jack is involved in a violent accident in which others died, he finds himself admitted to the hospital for several weeks in the care of Cynthia, a spunky-yet-shy nurse.
As nurse and patient get to know one another, it’s evident that God is using all things—even a car crash—for His good.
Throughout the entire book, Laws included wondrous nuggets of faith and wisdom. Some of my favorites include:
All decisions are a choice, and sometimes our minds are not in the position to make the best ones due to many factors.
This quote stood out to me because, recently, I’ve been working on my C-PTSD recovery, and that has had my head in a not-so-great place. As a result, I’ve been leaning on friends and friends-that-are-like-family for support to help keep my mind accountable to what is right, even when my trauma draws me in the wrong direction.
life can be like burnt toast, but you scrape it off and keep going.
I liked this comedic line because I am a big believer in the phrase “improvise, adapt, overcome.” Sometimes, plans fail, and it can be hard to see the God Angle at all times. As I tell my husband, “You can either sink or swim, but sometimes treading water is all you can do, and that’s enough.” What’s happening may not be what you want to happen, but it doesn’t have to ruin your day. Make the best of it, then carry on.
The lessons within So Much Better Your Way: Signed Jack make this book a must-read for women of faith as well as those struggling because Laws does not shy away from the messy side of life. For that matter, the way the characters are quick to forgive and find a way to work together to further the Kingdom is inspirational, and I find myself resolved to be a better friend after finishing this book.
For the story, I’m awarding So Much Better Your Way: Signed Jack four well-deserved stars. I cannot wait to see what Theresa A. Laws does next!

Katie - Goodreads

Another great book from this author. I have read one other book by her and I was very excited to get my hands on another one of her books. It didn’t disappoint my high expectations! I’ve gotten back into reading recently and I flew through this book. I wanted it to be longer haha. This authors writing is really beautiful and easily draws you into the story. 5 stars from me.

Carolyn Bowen - Author Goodreads

This is an inspirational romance novel that’ll draw you in from the beginning. The author has crafted a heart-warming story with characters that come alive on the pages.

This book is easy to read and features southern living in Jackson, Mississippi with carefully delivered dialect within the dialog. You’ll feel like you know the characters with the author’s descriptive writing style and pace as the story unfolds.

The heartbreak of Jack Riley when his wife passes leaving him with their ten-month-old son will break your heart. Jack’s mother is helping him by babysitting her grandson for him to attend seminary. The banter when the family gathers encourages Jack to move on, but he wasn’t ready for a new romance.

A chance meeting at the park awakens him for a moment. He thought it was too soon after his wife’s passing to become involved with a woman. He was attracted to Cynthia but was stuck in the past. Cynthia was fresh out of a relationship and they both had emotional debris to wrestle freedom from to begin anew. What were the chances they’d meet again and be ready for a romance to blossom?

When Jack resigns himself to the present. He realizes that God never leaves you in the darkness, his plan is so much better. Read today to experience the fullness of His power. A Christian romance story that'll give you hope for the future! A must-read!

Cece Barnes

So Much Better Your Way is the uplifting and inspirational tale of a man coming to terms with his grief and finding his way in life after the unexpected loss of his wife. It begins on a very heavy note as Jack processes this loss but his faith in God lends him strength. If you have read the prequel to this book you will already be invested in his and Kelly’s relationship so you will feel and understand some of his pain.
As Jack navigates his challenging situation, one question keeps arising, will he find love again? But this is so much more than a love story, it is the story of one man’s deep relationship with God and the strength and blessings that this life path brings him. A heart warming and faith-filled read.


This was such a beautiful book with a powerful message. I just love a well written story with great meanings. It was a delight reading this. The author is very talented. I loved her writing style and how it flowed with the story. I was always quickly turning the pages to see where the story would go next. Definitely recommend this one.


Oh my goodness, what an amazing book this was! Contemporary is my favorite genre and this author wrote it perfectly. I kept thinking it would make a great movie. I loved every second of it and read it every chance I got. I will definitely be looking into more books by this author. One of my favorite reads so far this year.

Steven M

There is nothing more bitter in this world as a young couple losing their spouse, especially during the birth of their child. One feels as if the world has been turned upside down, such as Jack Riley. Every day is a challenge to Jack, especially when facing his son, Jack Jr., who will one day want to know what happened to his mother. When we are born, God always has a purpose for us, through the goodness and bitterness of life. Having God-fearing parents could also be helpful as they steer their children in the right direction. Jack Riley and his son are blessed to have such a father figure, Antonio, God-fearing, and understanding.
Whenever a person is a staunch believer, there are bound to be temptations that a person will face. One of the temptations that faced Jack Riley is taking another wife; he feels guilty of such a thought. It would not be right to jump from one relationship to another so soon, so seeking God's guidance and intervention is crucial as He will bless every step of the way. Besides Christianity, love is the other theme of the book, love between parents, love between spouses, and love in a relationship.
I found the book enjoyable to read and can relate to the Bible and daily challenges. Every young and older adult should read this; it gives beautiful insights on standing firm when making decisions, especially those that involve life situations and those of family members. So Much Better Your Way by Laws is a must-read for anyone who wants to get into a relationship.

Pam C.

God's way is always better and this book does a great job showcasing that especially in regards to relationships! This is a sequel but I believe you could pick this up as a stand-alone ... but you would miss the incredible beginning. Written in everyday vernacular using real-life events that leave you filled with hope. And hope does not disappoint.

I received a free ebook for my honest review.