People shouldn't be so eager to hand out a high rating when there is so much work needed in a story. Usually the kids are great in stories, but Pete [Peter] just doesn't cut it, nor do any of the other characters. Genuinely disappointing tale without depth in plot and character development, Christian message, and entertainment value.
Ellen's big heart won me over to this tale, especially her love for Pete. Teaching him to ride her motorcycle, the water adventures, getting to know his new environs, etc. really portrayed her huge heart. That's what makes this story worth reading. I found Adrian a tad too naive regarding Selena for credibility, but I loved how he pursued Ellen's safety.
From her engaging humour, entertaining yet substantial characters and fabulous storytelling, Linda Windsor's books shine and For Pete's Sake is no exception. Ellen and Adrian's attraction is instantaneous but the circuitous route required to act on it and numerous hurdles in their way, including a scheming fiancee, a marginalised young boy and an interfering mother, combine to make a top notch comedic romance. Ellen's friends return to encourage and frustrate, hinting at storylines to come and as always, Linda infuses her tale with genuine and relevant faith threads. Linda's writing captivates me every time and I look forward to more of the Piper Cove Chronicles in the future.
Linda Windsor is back with a delightful romance that kept my interest from page one. And youve seen any of my other reviews, you know how much I dont like straight romance. Usually there has to be some other hook to the book. For Petes Sake focuses on Ellen Brittingham, one of a group of four friends who have stayed close since high school. Ellen doesnt quite fit in. Shes tomboy whos comfortable on her Harley, loves to have her hands in the dirt, and isnt even sure true love exists. Then Adrian Sinclair moves in next door. Hes got a great car, a son, a yard that needs Ellens help, and a fiance. Ellen befriends Adrians awkward son, and soon finds herself drawn to the father even though she tells everyone who will listen hes taken.Ellen and Adrian each have a depth that pulled me in. I wanted to see how they would resolve the issues of their friendship. The tug of war they feel between each other and their responsibilities was so true to life. Here are two people trying to do the right thing, and wondering if it might not be the wrong thing after all.