|(From Audible Website)|
The Publisher's description:
Quirky, funny, lighthearted Cherry is starting to panic. She's pushing 30 and has a bit of a weight problem. But most of all, she is looking for love in all the wrong places. For her, the wrong place is thinking she could handle missionary life with a young Indiana Jones look alike. Her complete failure to understand herself unfolds as she realizes the treasure she has been missing is right under her nose.
Cherry is going through the awkwardness of finding a partner in life and ministry. I really liked Cherry, the character is not only beleiveable, but I felt alot like her in my early to mid-twenties. Most fo my friends married young and were popping up babies all around me. Cherry is rather likable, though there are times I wanted to shake her a little bit, her flaws & quarks and other aspects of her nature or personality was not far fetched at all. In fact, the world that Ms. Reardon creates seems like a familiar place, like I have been there before. I felt that in particular the author did a very good job fleshing out the male characters which si not always the case for Christian fiction I am sad to say.
One of the things that I really liked about this book is the fact that it did not trivialize the feelings of those who want to settle down, have a family and that they need someone following after God's ways to do so. This book does come from a Christian world-view so there are some aspects to relationships that the main character expresses that is within that moral sphere.
I ran the gamete of emotions while listening to this audio-book. There was a great deal of laughter, amusement and misty-eyed moments on my part which led me to thoroughly enjoy this book. When the last page was read to me, i felt satisfied and happy at the conclusion. I did not feel that the end was tacked on a reader had said on a kindle review of this book, I rather thought that one could look back and see the path the author was taking you on, even if it may have been a surprise to some readers. I would recommend this book in either visual or audio format. I especially liked the audio format as it allowed me to listen while I worked on some chores around the house as well as listening during my sewing work I had on my desk to do. I really liked the voices used for each character.
I already have a copy of the first book in the series that I plan to go back to, but I think this book might be able to stand on its own.