Last Year's Resolution
I really enjoyed this book. Besides the fact that I had to review it, I genuinely liked reading this book from beginning to end. The writing was simple and felt like a classic book I should have read years ago. The characters were well developed and the gentle romance felt sincere and really carried the story well. I don’t have any complaints about this book and I’m very glad I had the chance to read it.
First, I want to say that this book is about faith. It is Christian enough to be called Christian romance but it’s also secular enough to pass as a simple love story. One of the things I liked most about this book was that it intertwined the characters’ faith with romance and realistic events. It was a comfortable cross between contemporary fiction and love. I don’t remember when I got this review request but in the time between accepting the request and actually sitting down to read the book, I must have forgotten that it was a book centered somewhat on faith because the bits about God and the strength of the characters really surprised me.
The aspect of faith was mostly a personal thing with the protagonist. I wouldn’t call it a theme throughout the book where he acted on God’s Will and Commandments but it was definitely his driving force and that was evident throughout the book. It was subtle but definitely there.
I also enjoyed the fact that the protagonist was an author. I love reading books about characters who write books! It’s like watching a version of yourself. I couldn’t help but compare myself to the protagonist here because he was so passionate and hardworking, I always thought, do I work as hard as he does? Do I have the drive and determination that he has? I felt like I could relate to him on a deeper level, but even readers who aren’t writers will love this character. His desire to be the very best at what he does is something that anyone with a passion can relate to.
I loved the romance. It was sweet, clean, but still passionate. Those are the best kinds of romance, the kind that leads you on but never quite goes there. It left me deeply in love with the characters and definitely eager to read more. I liked the development of the relationship and the fact that it all began with a simple business related phone call. It kind of shows that anything can happen when it comes to love, especially when God is involved.
My hat goes off to Lampros. I would recommend this wonderful book to readers of all ages and faith. If you like well-developed romance and clean love stories, then this is the book for you.
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*