This was a very sweet and funny easy romantic read. It's a contemporary romance, and the setting is interesting- Shannon is coming out of a ten year coma. But she wakes to find life very different from ten years ago when she was injured and slipped into the coma. As she redefines exactly who she is and what God's plans for her are, she's also learning to love again.
Shannon's adventures are sweet and touching and sometimes humorous. She's a very likable heroine for the story. And I love the fairy tale references throughout the book.
There's nothing extremely deep here, but there are some good reminders of God's plans for us and how to trust Him even when bad things happen. This will make a light, summer read to take to the beach or pool. I give it 4 stars and a G rating for content.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
The author says that it was her 8th novel that opened the door to finding her way as a writer. "I'm a Christian woman, first and foremost," she says. "So it was a bit of a dream-come-true when Summerside Press chose me as one of two authors to launch the Love Finds You line."
Sandie's real-life role as cancer survivor has parlayed into her steadfast commitment to raising awareness and funds for ovarian cancer research. Spearheading a series of devotionals for Summerside Press (such as the popular His Grace is Sufficient...Decaf is Not), the author has stipulated that a portion of each contributor's proceeds will go to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
"Being allowed to combine my faith and my humor with raising funds for my pet projects ... and still pursue my writing dream," says Bricker, "well, that's the best of all worlds, as far as I'm concerned!"
And one of the author's pet projects is animal rescue, evidenced by the special bond she has created with one particular formerly-abandoned puppy -- a red-haired collie with "killer brown eyes and the heart of the class clown."
ABOUT THE BOOK
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