Book: Leaving Oxford

Leaving Oxford by Janet Ferguson
Genre: Inspirational, Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Southern Sun Press LLC
Date: April 22, 2016
Reviewed by: Rachel Dixon
Fiction Addict Scorecard: B

Leaving Oxford is a book filled with heartache, truth and freedom. Also, water skiing, sour gummy worms and someone who is not allowed to cook, their food is so bad! I admit, I wanted sour gummy worms the whole time.


I love reading stories about people who are messed up and are in desperate need of Jesus. They remind us that we ALL need Jesus. We all go through things, we all make mistakes…And Jesus still loves us. He is still cheering us on, standing beside us, leading us to victory one step at a time. Janet Ferguson is not shy about her faith, that is very evident in Leaving Oxford, and I commend her for that. Scriptures, worship, and prayer can all be found rooted at the heart of this book.


As we get to know Sarah Beth, we see into her flashbacks of the past, revealing so much of the pain and heartache that she has had to endure. Her growth and encouragement for others is phenomenal! (That is all you get on that note…Don’t want any spoilers.) I love seeing the way a community bands together to support each other and I am so excited to continue the series! I really like Jess McCoy too…his citrus scented hair and never ending support and encouragement. Such the perfect hero for this book!


This book was very encouraging for me. Even though the anxiety that I have dealt with this last year is no where near the same level as Sarah Beth’s, it is still very real. Even if you don’t relate to the situations that are laid before you in the book, we all need Jesus and we all need his help. Be encouraged by Sarah Beth and Jess and the story they have to share.



1 thought on “Book: Leaving Oxford”

  1. Thank you so much for this kind review! Anxiety is tough. I know because I’ve dealt with it. I’m glad the story of Sarah Beth is encouraging. That was my goal. No matter our weakness, God can use us for good 🙂
    Wishing you the best!

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