Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Echoes

by Robin Jones Gunn

Multnomah Publishers

Lauren Philips has nothing to show for her life except a broken engagement and a broken heart. Ditched by her fiance for a job in New York City, she determines that only God can bring a man into her life. She goes back to school, buys a kitten, and decides to learn new things about herself. Hoping her friend Mindy is right when she said God has a purpose for Lauren's life, Lauren tries to keep her mind open to all sorts of possibilities.

So when her brother gives her a computer, she opens her first e-mail account and meets a man she knows only as "KC". Lauren finds herself on the precipice of a mountain of feeling; this time with a man she's never met. Quickly falling in love with the letters from this mysterious man, Lauren needs to make a decision: risk her heart breaking again, or blindly follow through on the love she feels for a man she has never seen. Will love be enough to unite the two lovers? Or will reality rear it's ugly head and destroy all they have built?

Lauren is a little bit of a klutz, and her antics kept me laughing out loud while I read this book. She faces emotions that are true to life, and she discovers her true self is just waiting to emerge from the echoes of her heart. One element that I liked in this story was that Lauren and KC got to know each other for their true self, without the physical distraction of each other's company, etc. I speak from personal experience in that this is a good way to learn the life lesson that true love is not based on appearance, way of being, or emotion; true love is there through good and despite the bad. A very good read from Gunn, and I definitely recommend it to anyone who likes a clean and fun Christian romance.

A copy of this book was provided for free by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 



1 comment:

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