One of my favorite scenes:
“I quite like rules,” she said softly.
“Callie, no. No, you don’t.”
“I do. I like knowing there are consequences for things and feeling like there’s safety in things being a certain way. You asked before about my favorite things. Well, one of them is checking off to-do lists.”
“Are you joking?”
She shook her head. “I really like it.”
“Babe,” the word just sprang to his tongue, “we’re going to have to do something about that.”
That scene gives you a great look at the wonderful playful sense of humor that Carolyn Miller weaves into the lives of Callie and Kai. Right from the start, it is cute opposites attract kind of story with sarcastic whit and fun verbal conversations between characters. I caught myself smiling several times through out the story. However, the thing that stood out to me the most was Callies faith.
Callie has such a strong almost tangible faith, not that she is perfect, but she continually seeks God first when there is any type of problem. With the addition of Kai, it stretched Callie to go outside of her comfort zone and rely on God even more than she had before.
Kai is one multi-layered character. As the story unfolds, we see that there is so much more to him than meets the eye originally. I loved his strong spirit, his dedication, his sense of adventure and his faith. He truly is a wonderful match for Callie.
Combining everything, I thought that Carolyn Miller did a marvelous job with the characters in this book, the setting, and the plot. I was truly riveted and did not want to put the book down once I started reading. It was a heart touchingly sweet, funny, and faith inspiring story. I highly recommend reading it.