Wednesday, May 7, 2014
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. . . .
Cafe Lily's Review:
This is the first book of Victoria Bylin's that I have read, but I am definitely going to look up her other books. Everything about this book was fantastic. The characters, the pace, the storyline - it was the perfect book for me to get lost in, on a rainy, dreary day.
I like that the characters were believable in their struggles and were easy to relate to. While Victoria keeps the characters morally sound, they aren't overly sweet and good - they have issues and flaws that all readers can identify with.
Kate Darby faces struggles with many things from her full time career that she loves, to the care of her beloved "Nonnie" and how to balance her work and role as caregiver.
If that isn't enough, Nick Sheridan dropping into her life muddies the waters even more. Kate comes to a cross road and has to make some very hard choices - choices that most of us as women, will face at one time or another.
If you enjoy contemporary fiction, I highly recommend this book.