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On a Coastal Breeze by Suzanne Woods Fisher {book review}

FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Reads. These are my honest thoughts.
 

 

This was one of my most-anticipated books of 2020, and most of the story was really good.
 
It was fun to revisit Cam’s and Seth’s romance. I like that their story wasn’t an automatic happily-ever-after but was more realistic in that they were still figuring out their issues and learning to communicate well even after they became engaged in the previous book.
 
The family dynamics were wonderfully complex again in this book. That was something I really enjoyed about book one in the Three Sisters Island series, and I was glad to see it return in book two. At the halfway point, I was really looking forward to book three, which would appear to feature my favorite of the sisters, Blaine. I wanted so much to see her find her own happy ending.
 
At one point, one of the characters encouraged another person to not run from God. That was a very profound, well-written moment, and I paused to enjoy the scene. However, that profound moment was directly (within only two to four paragraphs) followed by the same character making a choice that was vastly out of character and not consistent with biblical principles. I found this very odd and highly disappointing. It was especially frustrating because the only purpose it seemed to serve was to shock the reader. It was not critical to the plot, nor was it logical for either of the characters as they had been established within the first half of the story.
 
That disappointing scene was enough to make me change my mind on wanting to read the last book of this series, because I prefer plot points to be logical and in character as well as hold up to biblical principles if the book is in the Christian fiction genre, as this one is.
 
Other readers might enjoy this book as well as others by this author. I know I certainly enjoyed the first book in this series.
 
Content: pre-marital sex, tobacco, tattoos
 
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Next week, we’ll be choosing a new verse for the Focus on Jesus Scripture Memory event. How is your current memory verse coming along?

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