10/4/18

Summer Plans and Other Disasters - Karin Beery


4 STARS

ABOUT THE BOOK -
Elementary school music teacher Callie Stevens thinks she’s finally figured out God’s plan for her life—she even made a list to keep her on track.

Moving in with her brother and reconnecting with her ex-boyfriend are at the top of the list. What’s not on the list is running into her childhood crush, Ryan. God wanted her to connect with Kyle, right?

Trying to figure out God’s plan is hard enough. But a dating-averse older brother, the young blonde who adores him, a pregnant best friend, and Callie’s continual mishaps make her wonder whether her best laid plans were truly God-inspired. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Karin wrote her first novel in 2007 to cope with her husband’s cancer diagnosis (no worries – he’s cancer free now!). With the support and encouragement of her family, she submitted that manuscript. That particular manuscript has not been published yet, but Summer Plans and Other Disasters, her first published book, releases in September 2018.

Karin writes contemporary and speculative fiction stories with a healthy dose of romance, but she’s also expanded her repertoire: she writes feature stories for the local paper, copy material for businesses, and blog posts for herself and others. She even edits (offering copy editing, fiction editing, and critiques through Write Now Editing Services) and teaches (she’s the Substantive Fiction Editing instructor for the PEN Institute and can be found around the country teaching writing and editing courses at conferences and at her local college).

When Karin’s not reading, writing, or editing, she enjoys cooking and baking. She plays the piano and sings (the key of E, please). She kayaks with her husband in the summer, watches football in the fall (Go Blue!), and enjoys Christmas lights all winter long. Shy but extroverted, Karin adores her nieces and nephew and loves spending time with her family. 

Learn more about Karin at: karinbeery.com.
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MY THOUGHTS -
This is a very sweet read, a nice clean romance. Hmmmm who shall she choose Kyle or Ryan?  Ryan the long time friend who is secretly in love with her or Kyle the ex-boyfriend???  

I loved the setting of this story - Lake Michigan, the shore, lighthouses (Old Mission Light in Traverse City). I love stories that include lighthouses!  I just creates such ambiance.

This book includes one of my favorite things - changing POV! so you get to see what all the major characters are thinking - Ryan, Callie, Jack, and Stacey.

A nice sweet, easy reading book. This was a bit slow in spots for me but still a great read! Especially for the summer (or end of) you can see I am not giving up summer so easily!


I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from Read with Audra ~ Thank You!

Now available from Elk Lake Publishing!
Also on Amazon - HERE
 

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