Whenever You Come Around has scored a rating of 3.5/5 stars.
Whenever You Come Around, written by Robin Lee Hatcher and published by Thomas Nelson, tells the story of a young woman, Charity Anderson, who is desperate to escape the pains of the past. To do so, Charity cuts herself off entirely from everything that reminds her of it: including her family and home town.
As fate would have it,Charity becomes a famous author and is able to purchase a home of her own. As fate would also have it, that home gets a serious case of flood damage and, as it turns out, a multitude of other repairs as well.
With a manuscript deadline fast approaching, Charity returns to Kings Meadow to stay in her parent’s home for the summer. Once there, she has a run in with Buck Malone, the irritatingly handsome next door neighbor, that leaves him in casts and her in the position of caretaker.
As they spend time together, she is surprised to find that her icy heart is thawing and that maybe, in order to escape her past, she must confront it.
I enjoyed this book. It was only 241 pages in length (which was a breath of fresh air) and restored my faith in inspirational fiction! After reading such a terrible flop of a book (Remember the Lilies) this book was a quick read with an endearing story.
I was unable to give it a perfect 5 stars because of the story’s pacing. Several times the story jumped forward several weeks and we missed large chunks of action. I would be totally okay with it (due to the novel’s short length) if Hatcher hadn’t filled multiple pages with notes totally irrelevant to the story. Because of the jumping around, the romance wasn’t nearly as believable as it could have been.
Overall I was satisfied and happy to have the opportunity to read and review this book! I recommend you pick it up if you’re looking for a light summer read.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.