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?

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Crazy Little Thing Called Love Book Review

A Destination Wedding Novel

SUMMARY:  What if what you thought was your biggest mistake was actually the right choice?
     Vanessa Hollister is newly engaged and planning an elegant Florida destination wedding.  Now if she can only dodge the memories of her first "What was I thinking?" marriage to Logan Hollister.
     Logan and Vanessa met during their senior year of high school when she moved to Florida because her father was stationed at the local military base.  Having the same last name threw Vanessa and Logan together, and Logan's friendship helped Vanessa get past being the new girl in school - again.  Within months, the two eighteen-year-olds had eloped, a crazy, impulsive decision spurred on by Vanessa's heartbreak at the looming possibility of moving one more time.  They truly believed they could make their teenage marriage work, but in less than two years, they divorced because of competing dreams and unresolved expectations.
     Eight years later, Vanessa is stunned to meet Logan on their favorite stretch of beach in Destin, Florida.  When a hurricane hits the Gulf Coast, she and Logan seek safety at the same hurricane shelter and end up battling unexpected renewed feeling for each other.  Now they have to answer the question:  Was their impetuous adolescent marriage a mistake? Or are they wrong to not seize a second chance at a life together?
     Wedding bells and storm clouds collide in the first engaging novel of a brand-new series about destination weddings, the power of love, and the mishaps and missteps that happen on a couple's journey down the aisle to "I do."

REVIEW:  Intrigued by the summary, my interest in the storyline was peaked.  The author does a great job balancing the current events with the back story, filling in all the necessary details as you read along.  I love how Vanessa's best friend Mindy accepted her for who she was and didn't make her feel guilty for not keeping in touch on a more regular basis.  One more thing I liked about this book was the fact that the characters did not rush their relationships. Even though Vanessa struggles with her feelings for Logan, I like how she kept trying to focus on her engagement to Ted, trying to honor the promise she made to him.  Vanessa returned home to Colorado; Logan stayed in Florida.  Vanessa and Ted tried working on their relationship and didn't call it quits right away.  So many books nowadays have the two main characters drop their current relationships and start the new ones too quickly for my comfort.  This book gives some reality to the storyline.
     This is a novel that I really enjoyed.  Check it out for yourself.

This book was provided by Litfuse Publicity Group and Howard Books 
for review without compensation.

Beth Vogt is a nonfiction author and editor who said she’d never write fiction. She’s the wife of an air force physician who said she’d never marry a doctor—or anyone in the military. She’s a mom of four who said she’d never have kids. She’s discovered that God’s best often waits behind the doors marked “Never.”

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