Summer Plans and Other Disasters by Karin Beery | Book Review by Loraine Nunley #BookReview @lorainenunley

Synopsis of the book:

Elementary school music teacher Callie Stevens thinks she’s finally figured out God’s plan for her life—she even made a list to keep her on track.

Moving in with her brother and reconnecting with her ex-boyfriend are at the top of the list. What’s not on the list is running into her childhood crush, Ryan. God wanted her to connect with Kyle, right?

Trying to figure out God’s plan is hard enough. But a dating-averse older brother, the young blonde who adores him, a pregnant best friend, and Callie’s continual mishaps make her wonder whether her best laid plans were truly God-inspired.

My review:

A sweet romance. I liked Callie’s determination to do what she felt God was leading her to do in her life. It’s too bad that Ryan entered the picture and messed with the plans.

Or did he?

I could really relate to Callie’s struggle to follow her plans. So many times we make plans and God just smiles at our naiveté.

Once Callie let go of her tight hold on her plans, the romance picks up. I loved the sweetness of the feelings that Callie and Ryan had for each other. There were also some sigh-worthy kisses. 😉

What I enjoyed most about this book

The sweet romance between Callie and Ryan — and those kisses? Wow!

What I didn’t like about this book:

I liked the story of the secondary characters but I didn’t care for their POVs in the storyline. It took me out of Callie’s story.

My rating:  3 1/2 out of 5 stars

Would I recommend this book to others? Yes. It’s a sweet contemporary romance. Well written, with some funny characters, and a nice inspirational thread throughout.

Note: I received this book complimentary from the author. I was not required to give a review. All of the opinions I have expressed here are my own.

Where can I learn more about this author and their books?

Karin Beery, author website

-Loraine Nunley

 

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