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5 Stars Out Of 5
April 2, 2015
In Just the Way You Are, Noelle faces life differently after fire leaves her face damaged. Her neighbor convinces her to go on a Gospa tours to the town of Valselo, known for their miracles that take place. On the plane, she meets and falls for a surgeon. Are they both looking for miracles?
I recieved this book from the Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.
After rescuing her neighbor Noelle Walker has survived the awful fire. However after a number of operations she is left with many scars and unable to use one of her hands. Her neighbor is grateful for his life and has provided the finances for her to take a trip. She has decided to join the Gospa tours and is on a plane headed for the village of Valselo. She is praying for a miracle so that she can overcome her self consciousness and accept her appearance and hopefully still have a normal life. On the plane Noelle meets Shane Thompson a famous plastic surgeon who is immediately drawn to her. Noelle finds herself falling in love with Shane. He feels he can help her but she refuses thinking he cannot accept her unless he can repair all of her flaws and scars. Will Shane be able to convince her of his true feelings for her? Will Noelle finally accept his offer? Will Shane believe that only God can perform miracles? Will they find a happy future together?
This is the second of three novelettes that takes place in the Adriatic Village of Valselo and rooted in the Catholic faith. This was an enjoyable and easy to read story.
I was given the opportunity to read this story by bookfun.org for my honest opinion and review.
Left at the Alter - Emma can't imagine life without Sam, yet when He feels led to go somewhere else she is not willing to follow. Sam never thought he would want to marry, yet after meeting Emma he can't imagine life without her. Will God ever give you the desires of your heart? Can Emma still love Sam? What will happen when they are in the same place, and it happens to be the place Sam left Emma for. Will love be enough to have a happily ever after?
Just the Way you Are - Noelle must face a new life of acceptance after a fire has scarred her. Can she accept God's direction for her life? Noelle never imagined the handsome Dr. Shane could actually find her attractive after all the damage the fire has done on her. Will they ever truly understand the intentions of each other? They are both waiting on very different miracles to take place.
Resurrected Love - Jack and Beth have lost a child, will they ever be able to overcome the grief and reconcile their marriage? Can Jack ever trust God again? Both know they love their estranged spouse more than anything, however they also think that forgiveness is not reachable. How will God mend their broken hearts and restore their love and faith.
All three Novellas are deeply rooted in the Catholic religion. It is heavily woven throughout the books. Sometimes that seems to be the main theme. If this is something that would bother you I would not suggest you read the books, however if this is something that you are interested in or it does not bother you to read then enjoy. I was given a copy of this book from bookfun.org (The book Club Network) for my honest opinion.
Just the Way you are starts off with Noelle , a school teacher just minding her own business , grading pop quiz papers when she smells smoke . Running to her door, she discovers that her neighbour Mr Jarvis's house is on fire. She gets Mr Jarvis out but he is beside himself and won't leave without his Trudy , so Noelle being the good person she is rushes in to save Trudy.
Fast forward a few months , Noelle is on a plane flight to join in the Gospa Tours . This sounded fun as I hope once I've finished my degree to do a Contiki tour around Europe. On the flight , she meets Shane - her seat neighbour , he is a renowned Plastic surgeon and he can't help but notice Noelle's scarring. As the novel goes along we see the sparks fly between Noelle and Shane and Noelle starts to fall hard. However, the pair will hit a huge bump in the road when Shane brings up Noelle's scars and breaks her heart. Guy's should know better than to bring up a girl's imperfections. Suddenly Noelle is left with the big What If ? hanging over her head as she starts to believe that Shane was using her as his pet project and that he couldn't love her truly for who she is - scars and all. Can Shane prove to Noelle before it's too late , that what he feels is true and display to her that "Beauty is only Skin Deep" and that he loves her flaws and all ?
Will Noelle get her happy ever after with Shane ?
Find out in KM Daughter's Book #2 of the Gospa Journeys - Just the Way You Are.