Slow Reader Friday: The Way Home


The October 2014 MIP Book Club Selection is up! I think the guys will like this choice, not to mention a pile of my local compadres. Go here for details.

Howdy, MIP Book Club Lovers! The MIP September Book Club Selection was a little different than the average fare here. It was an actual Christian romance novel entitled The Way Home by Belle Calhoune. Either the long absence from novels or Ms. Calhoune’s writing made this book a “can’t-put-it-down” experience for me and I finished it before the month began!

The book is set in a seaside small town and Blue Donahue, the protagonist, has returned home from his globetrotting reporter duties to celebrate a monumental anniversary for his adoptive parents. Mr. and Mrs. Donahue didn’t just adopt Blue, but also 6 other boys from varied, and often troubled backgrounds. Thus, when an unforeseen event at the anniversary celebration, it puts the whole family in turmoil and they collectively wind up in the hospital ER.

This situation would be difficult enough, but a little added tension is created when Blue’s former fiancee winds up intensely involved in the family’s turmoil. Blue still pines away for her, but since he stood her up at the altar, no one can blame her for keeping her distance from him.

Since romance novels don’t exactly lend themselves to giving you my favorite quotes, let’s just say that I hope theymake this one a movie soon, since Christian-themed movies seem to be making a hit with the general population these days. And for those of you who read it and enjoyed this easy read, the sequel is already out!

So, dear readers, would you like me to make the sequel the November MIP Book Club Selection? If so (or if not!), comment below!

Monday’s Post: WOW Time!

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