July 25, 2015

"The Wonder of You" 
Susan May Warren

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 though, is for the man who broke her heart to cross the Atlantic and beg her for 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, but Amelia finally gives 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?

Susan May Warren has done it again!  She just knows how to write amazing contemporary, Christian fiction romance.  This one just might the best yet, but then again, I think that about all of her books!  :)

This is book five in the Christiansen sibling series and I'm sad that there's only one book left.  :(  I have thoroughly enjoyed this series.  The way she creates characters that seem to be real is amazing.  I actually feel like these people are my friends and I'm going through their ups and downs with them!  

In this book, Susan May Warren intertwined more spiritual aspects in this book than she did in the previous books.  This is a good thing.  Sometimes I got so frustrated with Amelia because she wasn't getting it, but isn't that how we are?  We ask God for guidance to do His will, yet we're so focused on our own desires that we can't see that He is already showing it to us.  

Amelia did end up with the guy I was hoping she would.  The other one got on my nerves.  

I do wish that Eden would have been in this book.  It's like she disappeared.  All of the other family members were back except her.  I feel they should have at least mentioned where she was and what she was doing.  

The ending was absolutely perfect!  For a minute there I thought she was going to leave us hanging.  I'm proud of Amelia for spreading her wings, not so she can do her own thing, but so she can do God's will. 

Filled with suspense, humor, love of family and God, Christian values, romance and every day struggles, this book has it all!  


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