When Kate Darby swerves off a mountain road to avoid hitting a California condor, she ends up trapped in her car, teetering on the edge of a cliff. Terrified, she breathes a prayer that changes her life.
It’s Nick Sheridan who comes to Kate’s rescue. Nick is handsome and confident, and he seems to develop a habit of rescuing her, but Kate is in town only until her grandmother recuperates from a stroke. She’s not planning to get involved with one of the locals.
Nick is a reformed veteran of life in the fast lane, a new Christian, and a travel writer. When he sees a car dangling on the edge of a cliff, the daredevil in him jumps into action. He doesn’t expect to be swept off his feet by the car’s occupant. He’s made a vow–no dating for a year–but keeping that vow is going to be a lot more difficult now that he’s met Kate Darby. . . .
There are some parts of this book that I really liked, and some that I did not. I liked the theme of the book for the most part, learning to trust in God, and not yourself. I liked the honest struggle that Kate had with learning how to depend on and trust in God, though at times it did seem like her motivation for wanting to become a Christian was because she was in love with Nick. It also felt like her story was a bit too overplayed. Big city girl with important job has to choose between being rich and successful or choosing small town life. I didn’t really take to her character much either.
I did however, like Nick’s character, and I enjoyed the grandmother’s character as well. I thought the parts about the condors were interesting, but a bit weird. I could have done without them.
Overall, it was a nice story with a pretty good Christian theme. Not a favorite, but worth reading.
*I received a copy of this book free from Bethany House Publishing in exchange for my honest review.
Victoria Bylin is a romance author acclaimed for her realistic and relatable characters. Her books have finaled in multiple contests, including the Carol Awards, the RITAs, and RT Magazine’sReviewers Choice Award. A native of California, Vicki and her husband now make their home in Lexington, Kentucky, where their family and their crazy little dog, Hartley, keep them on the go. Find out more at victoriabylin.com.