Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Emily's Chance by Sharon Gillenwater ~ 5 stars

Emily's Chance
Sharon Gillenwater
The Callahans of Texas series #2
Revell Publishing
About the book:
Emily Rose may be in the tiny West Texas town of Callahan Crossing for the moment, but it's just a rung on her ladder to success. Her work at the Callahan Crossing Historical Museum will look good on her ever-growing resume as she attempts to break into the prestigious world of a big city museum curator. Little does she know that cowboy and contractor Chance Callahan has decided that he can convince her to stay--both with the town and with him. As he helps Emily restore the town's history after a devastating fire, can he help her uncover the value of love?

My review:
I love the characters in this series! They are so real and so on fire for God. I would love to know these people in real life! Emily and Chance just warm my heart. I love how Chance pursued Emily. Sometimes, while reading a book it will annoy me because the hero won’t pursue the heroine for some reason or another, but that wasn’t the case in this book at all! I love men like Chance. Willing to stick up for their girl, protective, compassionate, hardworking… However, he is still human and has his flaws, but he was willing to listen as God was teaching him and molding him. He would also humble himself and apologize when he was wrong. Emily! I was able to connect with Emily. Some of the issues she was going through are things that I am struggling with, too. Such as relationships, restoration, and other things too.

I just really enjoyed this book and if I went on about its good qualities, it would be way too long. I’ll just say that one thing that I didn’t LOVE was how a chapter would end in the middle of a date or something, but the next scene wouldn’t pick it back up. It would go on to another day (or whatever) and then mention how the last scene ended. That only happened a few times, and it bothered me because I felt like it was a sudden cut off and the author may have missed some opportunities. But, it wasn’t a big enough deal that I didn’t like the book or anything. I just felt that it could have been even better if some scenes weren’t done that way.

Available October 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.


Mrs. Q: Book Addict said...

This one sounds very good! I just discovered Christian Fiction this year, and I love them. I found your blog through The Parchment Girl. I'm a new follower.

apple blossom said...

sounds like another good book that his the shelves. thanks

Anne Payne said...

Always enjoy your reviews. You have such enthusiasm! Hope the book is as good as you make it sound :)

Charlotte Kay said...

Wow, a 5 star read!
Good review, thanks for posting:)

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Anonymous said...

This book sounds so heart warming, just kind of book that is good to reach when you are not feeling good.


Emily said...

Sounds like a really great book! Maybe I'll get to read it someday!

deb said...

Can't wait to read this, looks amazing!

Maureen said...

I like this type of book. Thanks for your honest comments. Even if it is predictable, I would still enjoy it!

Emma said...

Emily's Chance sound wonderful. Good review.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

Tammi said...

This book sounds interesting. I'll have to add it to my ever growing list of books that I would like to read.


Carman said...

Thank you each for your comments! Your sweet words are really uplifting to me! :D