Best friends Alana and Zac grew up together and were best friends until Zac moved away at age 7. He moved back into town as a teenager and Alana and Zac renewed their friendship. Alana felt more than friendship, but Zac wasn’t on the same page, as Alana discovered when she overheard Zac talking while on an overnight school trip. Alana and Zac drifted apart and pursued their separate dreams until they became reacquainted while on visits back home to see their families. Can their friendship become more and develop into something Alana always dreamed of, or will past hurts and disappointments and current career challenges ruin any chance at romance?
This is a very sweet book that I greatly enjoyed. Alana and Zac’s relationship is characterized by wrong timing – she is ready for love, but he is not – then he is ready for love, but she is not – then back again. This question of right person at the wrong time lends credibility to the romance tale between Alana and Zac. Most romance stories are fairly predictable in that the main characters will eventually end up together, but this one offers some surprises along the journey. It is also nice to read a romance story that demonstrates courtship that honors God and that I could recommend to teenaged readers.
There are a lot of things to enjoy about this book. The characters are believable and realistic and the plot is very nice. I like the way the family stories intertwine with each other, along with the supporting characters. I am secretly hoping for a book two focusing on Karen’s future story. I always enjoy books I learn something from, and although this book is fiction, I loved learning about life in Australia. It is interesting to note the different spellings of words and turns of speech. I also thought the drought/flood information was interesting.
If you are a fan of sweet, clean, romance books, you will enjoy this book. If you are like me and always on the lookout for a new and upcoming author, give Alison Stanley a try and see if you like her writing as much as I did!
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