I have mentioned many Christian fiction authors on my blog. Francine Rivers, so far, is the only one who has never disappointed. Next was Karen Kingsbury. I have enjoyed a good majority of her books but do sometimes find a “bad apple” in her bunch. Next I tried Kristin Billerbeck’s A Billion Reasons Why and thought she actually competed with Kingsbury. Susan May Warren followed with close behind and once again, she stayed in the Kingsbury league with My Foolish Heart.
Enter Denise Hunter and The Convenient Groom. And once again, I was not disappointed. Maybe I have been all wrong about the quality of Christian fiction that is out there – primarily Christian love stories. Another home-run here folks.
First, the downside. Predictability. There's really no way for me to put a spoil in here because you are pretty sure, from the onset, of where the author is going with this one. Kate Lawrence, a famous author and counselor on love and finding the right mate finds herself moments away from her wedding with no groom to stand alongside her. Can the heroine survive this jilt? And even more important, what will the press have to say about her book and its release and her career when the authority on love is loveless?
Lucas Wright offers her an out – he’ll stand in as the groom. And what follows, is, a fairly predictable love story. But even though I basically knew where the book was going to go from early on, I found myself quite captivated in this fast moving piece of romance. And I think you will too.
Even better is that Hunter manages to present a work that brings you closer to the Lord without sounding corny or forced. Can Kate find love? And more importantly, can she learn how to follow God’s leading and not her own?
You won’t be disappointed with this easy, light-hearted, and spiritually uplifting read!
And, what's even better, I am giving away my copy. Just put a comment with your contact information, and I'll send a copy your way.
Want to see all of my past book reviews for BookSneeze®? Click on the badge below.
*In exchange for my honest review of this book, the publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy through BookSneeze®