The Text God

Text and You Shall Receive ...

Fiction - Chick Lit
292 Pages
Reviewed on 04/05/2021
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Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite

When a young woman receives a text message from an unexpected source, her life takes an extraordinary turn in the delightfully witty romantic comedy novel, The Text God (Text and You Shall Receive) by Whitney Dineen and Melanie Summers. As an artist, Jen Flanders is struggling to make ends meet. Walking dogs isn't bringing in enough to make the rent. Taught by her grandfather Pops to expect miracles, she sends up a prayer for one. Moments after requesting a sign that her prayers have been heard, Jen receives an encouraging text from God. Bewildered, Jen answers back with a petition for a job. When God replies with an employment opportunity, Jen decides to take a leap of faith and follow his instructions. The divine intervention not only supplies Jen with a job and some new clothes but also an enjoyable encounter with a good-looking lawyer. Her life takes an entirely new direction due to the incoming texts. As the days pass, Jen begins to wonder if the texter is more human than heavenly. Has God actually been communicating with her via text messages? Or is someone closer to home helping her?

Humorous and enchanting, The Text God (Text and You Shall Receive) by Whitney Dineen and Melanie Summers is a captivating and unforgettable romantic comedy. It is a charming story with enigmatic and eccentric protagonists who are engaging and lovable. Jen's character with her naivete and unique outlook is endearing as well as comical. Her zany antics and strong faith are laugh-out-loud funny. Several times I had to put the book down because I laughed so hard, I cried. Each of the characters is natural, authentic, and engaging, and I enjoyed meeting them all. This spectacular novel will delight everyone who adores comedic chick-lit tales where faith, hope, and love meld into a blossoming romance. Phenomenal!

Jennifer Ibiam

What would you do if a text message from God popped up on your phone when you needed help the most? This was the situation of Jennifer in The Text God, a novel by Whitney Dineen and Melanie Summers. Jennifer moved to New York to start her career as an artist. Things didn't go as planned, and she worked odd jobs. With her rent due and no hope in sight, she prayed for a miracle. Her phone beeped and God had texted her, improving her life in more ways than one. God turned out to be Gabe, a hot lawyer with an accomplished but vindictive girlfriend. Their meeting sparked a fire between them, but they have to contend with many obstacles, including Gabe’s girlfriend.

The Text God by Whitney Dineen and Melanie Summers is arguably one of the most humorous books I’ve read. It was a perfect cross between a chick lit and comedic storyline. I laughed so much from the beginning until the end. However, as much as this novel was bathed in humor, it still passed a powerful message to people of faith that there’s a God that watches, sees, hears, and does. Hence, we should keep the faith. I loved the premise on which the story was built and its unique quality. The character development was also consistent, especially Jen’s. The Daly couple, Mary and Joe, were my favorite characters. Those people governed the republic of fun. I still can’t stop laughing at the inspiration behind the “Bungalow” name. Whitney and Melanie brought their A-game to this book. And it was perfect!

Peggy Jo Wipf

The Text God by authors Whitney Dineen and Melanie Summers is a hilarious romance that keeps readers engaged in the lives of Jennifer Flanders and Gabriel Oliver Daly. Jen is at her wit's end, living in New York as an artist who has yet to sell her first painting. Just after praying to God for some help, she gets a text from Him. Her optimistic outlook on life allows her to believe she is really texting God and getting answers that only He could provide. Gabe keeps getting texts from his friend’s little sister. He is supposed to be her mentor, but she has a weird habit of giving too much personal information. It devastated Jen when she realizes she has been texting a local lawyer instead of God. Gabe comes face to face with himself, not liking the man he has become. How will things turn out when Jen and Gabe meet?

I found The Text God a book I did not want to put down. Whitney Dineen and Melanie Summers team up to write a fantastic chick-lit story. This novel has a minor resemblance to the popular movie, You’ve Got Mail, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Jen and Gabe are texting back and forth, without knowing the actual identity of the person they are texting. The story flips from Jen to Gabe, giving the reader an in-depth view of their feelings as their relationship develops. This novel gives you optimistic hope in dreams and goals that are just out of grasp. I hung onto every word as the drama unfolded and their visions were rewarded.