A Path Toward Love by Cara Lynn James


When I review a book I didn't particularly like, I try to have some positive things to say to balance out the negative.  I'm having a hard time with this one.

Katherine is a widow in the early 1900s , living in Florida and running the orange groves left to her after her husband's death.  She's recovering from a failed marriage and struggling with financial woes when her father and her best friend from her youth- Andrew- show up to take her back to "society."  She's reluctant to leave her citrus groves and reluctant to be subject to the rules of her parents and society again.  But she know she messed up in her marriage by not seeking God's will and not honoring her parents, so she doesn't want to make the same mistake.

If you are a die hard Christian romance reader, you may enjoy this one.  All of the elements of Christian romance are here- a (sometimes) feisty heroine, a conflicted hero, a spiritual lesson to be learned, and ultimately a sweet romance.

However, I found this one hard to enjoy.  It was very dry and predictable.  The characters were not particularly likable because they were so wishy washy.  The situations were not very believable and didn't seem to fit with the historical time period very well.  The plot unfolds in a rather choppy way, and I found myself thinking, "How in the world did we get here?"  The spiritual lessons didn't always seem to flow with the action and seemed "preachy" at times.

I give this one a rather paltry 2.5 stars and a G for content.

I received a free copy of this book from BookSneeze for review purposes.  All opinions expressed are entirely my own.