Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Meant to Be Mine Book Review

SUMMARY:  Ty Porter has always irresistible to Celia Park.  All through high school - irresistible.  When their paths cross again after college - still irresistible.  This time, though, Ty seems to feel exactly the same way about Celia.  Their whirlwind romance deposits them at a street-corner Las Vegas wedding chapel.
     The next morning they wake to a marriage certificate and a dose of cold reality.  Celia's ready to be Ty's wife, but Ty's not ready to be her husband.  He's a professional bull rider, he lives on the road, and he's long planned to settle down with the hometown girl he's known since childhood.
     Five and a half years pass.  Celia's buried her dreams so that she can afford to raise her daughter.  Ty's achieved all of his goals.  Or thought he had, until he looks again into the eyes of the woman he couldn't forget and into the face of the child he never knew he had.
     How much will Ty sacrifice to win back Celia's trust and prove to her that their spontaneous marriage can still become the love of a lifetime?

REVIEW:  This story has some fascinating ideas:  an unrequited high school crush suddenly realized; a whirlwind courtship and a cheesy Vegas wedding; a marriage that was never dissolved; and a child from one night together.  I like how Celia gives up her dream of owning her own bakery to work in a university cafeteria so her daughter could have a stable life and how, once Ty finds out about his daughter Addie, he does everything he can to keep in touch as he travels.  Neither think about their own wants or desires but only their daughter. Celia's lack of faith in God stems from having to struggle on her own for so long but it slowly grows as she gets to know Ty's family and see their faith, especially Ty's brother and sister-in-law's.  At times it seems like Ty is really pushy to get what he wants and, to me, it got a little annoying but he does seem to mature into a wonderful man and thoughtful husband.
     This was a fun book that I enjoyed reading.

This book was provided by Litfuse Publicity Group and Bethany House for review without compensation.

Beth Wade is a graduate of Baylor University.  As a newlywed, she lived for three years in a home overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, as well as in Australia, before returning to the States.  A mom of three young children, Becky and her family now live in Dallas, Texas.  For more information on Becky and her books, please visit her website at

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