Tuesday, March 8, 2011

"A Billion Reasons Why" by Kristin Billerbeck

Katie McKenna has a billion reasons why she should marry her current boyfriend Dexter. He's stable, a Christian and will make a good father. He is everything she has wanted in a husband.

But a blast from the past is about to put those feelings in jeopardy. After being apart for eight years, her ex-boyfriend Luc DeForges has walked back into her life. Not only is he ready to commit to Katie, but he's not backing down.

Will Katie be able to put their past, which includes a humiliating public breakup, behind her where it belongs? Or will she allow Luc to sweep her off her feet? Is God's desire for Katie a safe and predictable marriage or a heart full of life that only Luc can offer her?

A Billion Reasons Why by Kristin Billerbeck is inspirational chick lit at its finest. Ms. Billerbeck has done it again. The main characters love of the 1940's and the beautiful locale of New Orleans give the book a few fresh twists. The characters are all endearing and have "real world" qualities.

The only negative of the book that I had was what felt like gaps in the story. At times it felt like the plot was rushed. But this is a general concern I have with inspirational fiction and chick lit, and it doesn't ruin the book in this case.

The backstory of Katie and Luc is held in suspense like many novels of this type. But Kristin Billerbeck has weaved it into the book masterfully, and reveals all necessary details at just the right time.

If you are a fan of Kristin Billerbeck's you will not be disappointed in this book. And if you have never read a book of hers you should definitely pick this one up. It has the perfect amount of romance, inspiration and faith and this is definitely a lovely read.

I received this book courtesy of Thomas Nelson and the BookSneeze program. The opinions expressed above are purely my own.

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