18 January 2011

A Billion Reasons Why by Kristin Billerbeck

Kristin Billerbeck's A Billion Reasons Why is a quick, fun, light read. Perfect for the beach or a cozy night on the couch with some hot chocolate by your side.

Main character Katie McKenna thinks she's right where she wants to be - in Northern California teaching special education and soon-to-be engaged to a stable, practical man. But, with a knock at her classroom door, all that changes and she must answer tough questions about what she really wants out of life: in simplest forms - stability and practicality or excitement and passion. These are questions many of us may have asked ourselves, which makes this story easy to relate to.

I think Billerbeck is a good writer. I liked her characters and could picture her scenes. But I don't think the choice was tough enough. The way she described the two men in Billerbeck's life and the way she described California Katie and New Orleans Katie made the choice seem simple. I would have liked to have seen a little more drama, perhaps. Maybe a little more set up of California Katie's life would have helped. (I also wish the girl on the cover had red hair, like Katie!)

That aside, I'd definitely recommend this book. It's entertaining, quick and relatable - with a nice, subtle Christian message.

(BookSneeze® provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.)

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