Review of Until I Found You by Victoria Bylin

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It's great to finish up one really good read and find another one immediately. Until I Found You was another great contemporary Christian romance read.

Kate Darby likes to be in control of her life. But when she narrowly misses being killed in a car wreck along a treacherous highway in California, she meets a man-Nick- who has a faith that challenges Kate's reliance on herself. Kate is on her way to stay with her aging grandmother, Leona. Leona shares the same faith that Nick has, and Leona is determined to share her story with her granddaughter.

I loved the character development in Until I Found You. Kate was a very likable heroine, and I was rooting for her even though I sometimes was frustrated at her inability to trust God and relinquish control. And then I realized that I have some of those some control issues. Even though I've been a Christian for many years, I still find myself longing to control situations myself instead of waiting on God.

Nick was another great character. He's Kate's knight in shining armor, but the author does a good job making sure that he's not an unrealistic, beyond human, perfect character. Instead we as readers realize- just as Nick wants Kate to realize- that he's not perfect. And we- and Kate- see that Kate needs to learn to trust in God Who never fails instead of Nick who is fallible.

This was a sweet romance. There was a very good blend of learning about the characters from their thoughts and feelings and the action that was going on in the story. I'm not familiar with Victoria Bylin as an author, but I would look for more of her writing.

I give this one 5 stars and a G 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.


This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Until I Found You
Bethany House Publishers (May 6, 2014)
by
Victoria Bylin


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A word from the Author:

This may sound crazy, but I was driven to write romance by giant bugs and killer rabbits. I just couldn't take it anymore. My husband and two sons would be camped in front of the television watching a movie about spiders the size of bowling balls, and I'd be wondering when the handsome scientist would get around to kissing the spunky woman with the bug spray. When it didn't happen, I decided to write my own happy endings--without the giant bugs...

Known for her realistic, likable characters and vivid writing, Victoria Bylin writes both western and contemporary inspirational romance. Her books have finaled in the ACFW Carol Awards, the Rita Awards and RT Magazine’s Reviewers’ Choice Awards. She and her husband currently live in Lexington, Kentucky and have two grown sons.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Finding each other was only the beginning . . .

When Kate Darby swerves off a mountain road to avoid hitting a California condor, she ends up trapped in her car, teetering on the edge of a cliff. Terrified, she breathes a prayer that changes her life.

It's Nick Sheridan who comes to Kate's rescue. Nick is handsome and confident, and he seems to develop a habit of rescuing her, but Kate is in town only until her grandmother recuperates from a stroke. She's not planning to get involved with one of the locals.

Nick is a reformed veteran of life in the fast lane, a new Christian, and a travel writer. When he sees a car dangling on the edge of a cliff, the daredevil in him jumps into action. He doesn't expect to be swept off his feet by the car's occupant. He's made a vow--no dating for a year--but keeping that vow is going to be a lot more difficult now that he's met Kate Darby. . . .

If you'd like to read the first chapter of Until I Found You, go HERE.


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