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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Review: Destination Romance 5 Inspirational Love Stories Spanning the Globe

In Bare Feet and Warm Sand by Kim Vogel Sawyer, Tamiera is a marine biologist on Grand Cayman Island  who has a special love for sea turtles and works very hard to protect them from humans.  When Joe wanders into her workplace, she is intrigued by him.  She has never met anyone like him before. What she doesn't realize is that Joe is there on business to build a new resort near the turtles nesting grounds.  Will she be able to convince him to put the sea turtles needs over making money?

Sufficient Grace by Constance Shilling Stevens is a historical fiction.  In this novella, the town of Pine Ridge is all abuzz over a new mill that is supposed to be being built.  The mill will bring much needed jobs to the area.  Donovan McNeary is helping his boss Asa Bennington with all of the work regarding the new mill.  But when the survey stakes disappear, he discovers that the area is an old Cherokee burial grounds that holds sweet memories for Nora Courtland and her grandfather.  Will Donovan follow his bosses orders or his heart?

Better Together Then Apart by Rose Allen McCauley is a contemporary romance that starts out on a K Love Cruise.  Natalie re-connects with Ken, a man she had met 6 years prior and hoped for a relationship with but it didn't work out. They are attracted to each other but both have opposite goals.  Will they listen to God's leading in their lives?

A Shelter in a Weary Land by Julane Hiebert is a historical fiction that takes place during the Civil War.  Charlotte is taken to a cave in the Missouri hillside by her husband to keep her and her unborn baby safe from the soldiers in the area.  But soon a wounded soldier also seeks refuge in her cave.

Cotton Candy Sky by Kristian Libel is a contemporary romance that takes place in Jamaica.  Danica is on vacation trying to escape from her predictable life.  When she falls for a travel photographer he introduces her to more adventure then she ever imagined, but how can their long distance relationship work?

Destination Romance is a great mix of historical and contemporary Christian romance. It is approximately 295 pages long and can be purchased as an ebook or paperback.  The only author that I was previously familiar with was Kim Vogel Sawyer ( I adore every book she has written!) but I would definitely look for books by the other authors in the future. Kim's daughter wrote one of the stories in this book and I definitely saw some similarities in their writing styles.  Each of these short novellas are full of inspiration and romance and focus on trusting God's path for your life no matter your circumstances.  I think each of the authors did a wonderful job developing their characters in these short stories.  Many times when I am reading a novella I feel like they end too quickly without giving enough of the story.  I did not feel that way with these stories.  I loved the blend of contemporary and historical and that each story took on a completely different topic.  Destination Romance makes a great summer read!

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review.  I received no other compensation and all opinions are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance to the FTC regulations.

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