Someone Like You by Victoria Bylin~ A Book Review

Back Cover: Single mom Julia Dare has a lot on her plate. A brand new Christian, she’s busy trying to run her own business, spend time with her widowed mother, and raise her young son, Max, despite his father’s less-than-ideal influence on him. When a big account from her event-planning business send her to the Caliente Springs resort, she’s shocked to come face-to-face with Zeke Monroe, the resort’s general manager and her college sweetheart.

With his faith in tatters, Zeke Monroe is determined to keep the historic Caliente Springs resort running despite financial difficulties. But when Julia walks back into his life, he can’t ignore the feelings she stirs up. As they work together on an important client’s dream wedding, the fate of the resort soon depends on their success. When Zeke and Julia are pushed to their limits both personally and professionally, will their history put up walls between them or bring them closer together?

My review: I give this book five out of five stars. Ms. Bylin created a story with such realistic characters. Characters I could understand and relate too.

Julia is just a new Christian, trying to get things right, but because of everything she’s been through she understand that grace from God is vital– the only thing that can save her, while Zeke Monroe has been a Christian ‘forever’, but has had a rough patch where he has learned (but not accepted) the fact that salvation rests in God alone.

I kept waiting for Zeke to come a conclusion all nice easy and tidy. But he didn’t! He came to his conclusion in a believable way, that really made you feel like he struggled with his answer.

There was one part, where someone gave a young child some champagne, and no one made a big deal about it, which was probably my least favorite part of the book, and was a part that actually made me want to roll my eyes. I could see how it furthered the plot, I guess, but as a writer, I think I would personally have tried to come up with something else.

Other then that the story was really good! And like I said, I’d give it five out of five stars, and I’d definitely try other books by Victoria Bylin.


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