Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Wonder of You Review


About the Book
Mortified after her semester abroad is cut short, Amelia Christiansen returns to Deep Haven, certain she isn’t brave enough for the adventures she’s dreamed of. The last thing she expects is for the man who broke her heart to cross the Atlantic and beg forgiveness.

Heir to a European hotel dynasty, Roark St. John has trekked from one exotic locale to another, haunted by tragedy and the expectations that accompany his last name. Amelia is the first woman to give him a reason to stop running. He’ll do anything for a second chance—even contend with Amelia’s old flame, who is intent on sending Roark packing.

While one surprise after another leaves Amelia reeling, Roark’s continued presence only highlights the questions pursuing her. Like him, is she running from the life God has called her to? Could finding her new place mean leaving home behind? (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

I have loved this series from the start. This family is wonderful and I love how it takes me into their life. This book is my least favorite I am sad to say. It's still a good book and I like knowing what all the family is up to but the main storyline with Amelia just didn't draw me in. I do recommend reading this series in order because the storyline continues on in each book so it would be helpful. Amelia is young and has no idea what she wants do with her life. After leaving Europe she returns home more confused but maybe in love with a friend from high school. Then Roark shows up willing to risk it all for love. The whole love triangle was very dramatic and seemed to be long and drawn out to me. I thought the romance seemed forced and rushed and the ending just happens. I am curious to see if this storyline continues in the next book. I think what would have made it better is if there was a book written in between where Amelia and Roark are in Europe. I think it would have given me a better perspective of their relationship. Anyway, it's always great to catch up with the Christiansen  family and all of their adventures. I can't wait until the next book!
Four stars. 

"I received this book from Tyndale Publishing for free in exchange for an honest review."

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