Friday, February 05, 2010

Never Say Never by Lisa Wingate

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Never Say Never Bethany House (February 1, 2010) by Lisa Wingate

Kai Miller floats through life like driftwood tossed by waves. She's never put down roots in any one place--and she doesn't plan to. But when a chaotic hurricane evacuation lands her in Daily, Texas, she begins to think twice about her wayfaring existence.

And when she meets hometown-boy Kemp Eldridge, she can almost picture settling down in Daily--until she discovers he may be promised to someone else. Daily has always been a place of refuge for those the winds blows in, but for Kai, it looks like it will be just another place to leave behind. Then again, Daily always has a few surprises in store--especially when Aunt Donetta has cooked up a scheme.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Never Say Never, go HERE

Lisa Wingate is one of my favorite Christian authors, partly because of her stories and partly because of the writing itself. She's able to draw you into her books right from the beginning and keep your interest throughout.

This book is told from two points of view in alternating chapters. We begin with Donetta, who decides when she's in her mid-70's to pack up with two girlfriends and go on a cruise for the first time. What they don't realize is that they are heading straight towards a very large hurricane in the Gulf Coast!

There's also Kai, who has never quite been able to settle down and put down roots. She's working for a cruise ship and as she goes out that fateful morning to board and work she discovers that the ship has left port during the night because of the hurricane!

As Kai heads north amidst the massive evacuation you can really feel the worry and fright. And when the other vanload of ladies also turns around you are carried right along with them. This book almost reads as an eye witness account of hurricane evacuation at the beginning and it was pretty much an edge of your seat account. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee. Isaiah 43:2

It's wonderful to have a book that is exciting and that the resolutions come from God. I highly recommend this book.

Lisa lives in central Texas were she is a popular inspirational speaker, magazine columnist, and national bestselling author of several books. Her novel, Tending Roses, received dozens of five-star reviews, sold out thirteen printings for New York publisher, Penguin Putnam, and went on to become a national bestselling book. Tending Roses was a selection of the Readers Club of America, and is currently in its fourteenth printing.

** Thank you to CFBA and  Bethany House for providing me with a copy of this book to review.

1 comment:

Susanne said...

I've never heard of this author but I'll definitely have to check her out.