Thomas Nelson, ISBN 978-1595547910
Rating: 3 ~ It’s Okay
A Billions Reasons Why is about Katie McKenna, a schoolteacher in North California. Originally from New Orleans, she made the move to NC after being publicly humiliated by her then-boyfriend, Luc DeForges. Eight years has passed since the incident and she is now engaged to Dexter Hastings, a stable and committed Christian. One day, Luc shows up at the door of her classroom and convinces her to go back to her hometown to sing at his brother’s wedding. But, multi-millionaire Luc has other plans in mind than just bringing her back to sing at the wedding.
This book is under the Christian fiction romance category but if it wasn’t for scattered mentions of a church and pastor, I thought that it didn’t deserve to be in the Christian category. In a couple of chapters, there was a brief mention of an immoral incident that happened in the early years of Katie’s and Luc’s relationship. However, there was no mention of sorriness for what had happened and the remorse shown was only for the public humiliation. This book will definitely make an interesting read for chick lit fans, but for those who are looking for a completely wholesome Christian book, this won’t be ideal.
Kristin Billerbeck is an author of more than 30 novels, a Christy Award finalist and two-time winner of the American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year Award. Proud of her Italian heritage, she is also the leader in the Chick Lit movement. Check out her website at http://kristinbillerbeck.com.
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