Monday, February 7, 2011

A Billion Reasons Why, Kristin Billerbeck

A story about first loves and ties that bind. After public humiliation beautiful Katie McKenna has deteremined that she will lead a life of safety - even in matters of love. She takes the stance that practical, steady, depedable love is better than love that makes the heart skip a beat. Little does she know that her predicatable, dependable, bland life is about to be turned on its head when her handsome ex-boyfriend dances back into her life. She had packed away the passion of her youth into a box in the back of heart and moved into a cookie cutter life and a love-less engagement made out of the practicallity of steadiness and dependability. All the while justifying that she was holding true to "love is a choice" biblical standard. Her fiance is Dexter - a graduate of MIT. He is bland and boring - and worse yet unkind and unforgiving. Luc - the dashing ex is now a multimillionaire and he has his eyes set on making things right with Katie. This book is a sweet story of facing past mistakes and humiliation and learning what forgiveness and love are. It is about learning not to be defined by the things that happen in our lives but defining our lives by those beliefs we hold dear - operating in Christ.

The only thing that bothered me - and this may seem silly - is the cover. I could not stand the fact that in the book Katie is a red-haired, green-eyed irish girl yet the book cover shows to brunettes.

Thank you B&B Communications for this review copy.

1 comment:

  1. I love Kristin Billerbeck and have read as many of her novels as I can get my hands on. This one, however, was quite different from her others. It was slow moving in parts, and just seemed super unrealistic. It's about a woman who is really undecisive about her future, including whom to marry. She is also a lover of the 1940's and the way she and Luc (the main character) talk, it's as if they should be in a different era. I think if she made this book into a 1940's period book, it would have been better. Also, there was not as much mention of God as in her previous books, which was disappointing. At times, the plot was very hard to follow, and repetitive. It's still an ok read, but disappointing compared to her other novels.