"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

08 July 2010

Hurricanes in Paradise

Hildreth, Denise. Hurricanes in Paradise. Carol Stream, Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers, 2010.

A hurricane is approaching the Bahamian resort Atlantis, and Riley, the director of guest relations at the resort, is dealing with some storms among her VIP guests. There's Tamyra, a former beauty pageant queen who is terrified of the water and mourning the loss of something she isn't willing to talk about. And Winnie, whose children sent her on this vacation as a way for her to relax and hopefully break out of the grief she's feeling after the death of her husband years ago. And Laine, the famous author who is making Riley's life miserable with her diva-like demands.

The four women come together and learn to face their demons as they weather the storm that approaches the island.

Similar to the book I reviewed yesterday, I appreciated that this was a book written from a Christian worldview but without the obvious cheesiness of so many Christian fiction novels. The characters in this story were very realistic. I enjoyed "watching" them interact with each other. I appreciated the theme that everyone has a backstory, and that knowing another person's story brings understanding.

This book would be a great beach read. Although not destined to become a classic in literature, it was worth the time I spent reading it.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purposes of review.

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