Monday, July 6, 2015

Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Beth Vogt

This is the first in a new series by Vogt about destination weddings.

Vanessa had a rough childhood. She was the new kid in town again and again due to her father's military career. When her father was assigned a deployment at the end of Vanessa's senior year, her mother decided to spend the year in Colorado and insisted Vanessa go along. But Vanessa and Logan, sweethearts, had planned to both attend FSU. They decided to elope. Her mom certainly couldn't demand a move from her married daughter.

The immaturity of their youth was too much to keep the marriage together. Now, eight years later, Vanessa is planning a destination wedding in Destin, Florida. Everything is going well until she runs into Logan on a beach. He has never stopped loving her. Does he have a right to interfere in her life, an engaged woman? When a hurricane descends upon the town, the wind might just begin to blow in a different direction for Vanessa.

This is a fun romance. Vogt has given us some great characters. Vanessa had such an unsettled childhood she now wants a settled life. And her life with Ted, an ER doctor, would be that. What an egotistical man that Ted is. He only agrees to the destination wedding because there is a medical conference there he can attend after the wedding. It's all about his career. On the other hand is Logan, a daring man who chases storms. He is not so daring at the moment as one on his team was injured during the last tornado season and Logan feels he is to blame. So Logan has some insecurity issues he needs to work through.

There is a great discussion guide included with the book so this would make a good choice for reading groups. There is a strong Christian message in the story, something I really appreciated.

Oh, and at the end of the book, have your box of tissues near by. You'll need it.

Beth Vogt is a nonfiction author and editor who said she'd never write fiction. She's the wife of an Air Force family physician (now in solo practice) who said she'd never marry a doctor or a military man. She's the mom of four who said she'd never have kids. She is a 2014 Carol Award finalist. You can find out more at www.bethvogt.com.

Howard Books, 368 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book through The Book Club Network for the purpose of an independent and honest review.
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