Thursday, April 8, 2010

Never Say Never

Kai Miller has traveled all her life. Now at 27, she is displaced once again – this time by hurricane. When Hurricane Glorietta makes a turn towards Kai’s home in Perdida, Kai joins the wave of residents fleeing the hurricane’s path. Along the way Kai finds herself thrown together with Donetta Bradford of Daily, Texas, and two of her friends. The four of them find a relationship forged from desperation and hope. Kai accompanies Donetta to the haven of Daily, Texas, and finds herself thrown together with Kemp Eldridge. As an attraction grows between Kai and Kemp, so does Kai’s doubts. Will she find the faith to stay and finally call a place home?

I was excited when I received this book from Bethany House Publishers. I had seen it advertised and the plot sounding interesting. I was not disappointed throughout the story until the very end. The author’s tone was perfect as she gave Kai and Donetta their own personal voices to narrate the events, the story was written with humor (especially during the parts when Donetta was narrating), the plot moved at a good pace and was filled with things to keep you interested in the story. My biggest complaint with this book was that the ending was unsatisfactory. An additional chapter or epilogue would have cleared things up nicely. The reasons that Kai left Kemp were all valid and never resolved; the issues that Kai dealt with in the past were somewhat resolved, but not fully; and Kai failed to ever make a decision about God.

Never Say Never is an enjoyable read, but the imperfect ending strongly affects the whole perception of the book.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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