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In the recent past, I’ve reviewed a few non-homeschooling products. Most have had some ‘educational’ value though, whether a bit of history or just personal growth. Seeing that Tyndale had a fictional book got me excited to have some reading just for pleasure. It ended up being just the perfect fit for recent days of illness in our house.
Disclaimer ~ I received a copy of Hurricanes in Paradise from Tyndale as part of their blogger program. No other compensation was received and the opinions expressed in this review are my own. Amazon affiliate links are for your convenience and may net us a small commission through any purchases made with them.
About Hurricanes in Paradise:
When Riley Sinclair stepped into her new job as director of guest relations at a posh resort on Paradise Island, she felt the final pieces of her once-broken life coming together.
But the waters become choppy when Riley discovers that some who come to the Atlantis Hotel are accompanied by paralyzing secrets and overwhelming fears.
Riley and three guests are in desperate but unknowing need of each other, eventually forging unlikely yet powerful friendships.
With a hurricane headed straight for the island, together they embark on a journey of laughter, heartache, and healing.
My Thoughts on Hurricanes in Paradise:
Overall, I really enjoyed the story. The idea of leaving your normal world behind and finding healing is not new. But, it is a theme that resonates so well for me. It is only when I’ve stepped outside my comfort zone that I have had growth as a person. Finding someone to help you make that giant leap of faith can be difficult.
As Hurricanes in Paradise illustrates, there are times when a stranger might be just the person to help you make that leap. In this case, the women of the story all need healing in some way. While you may not always need to be healed from the past to grow, it does seem like living in the past will hinder any growth.
So, if you are looking for a story that will grab your attention, yet not require a lot of thinking, then Hurricanes in Paradise could be a great read for you. There’s elements of romance thrown in with the theme of healing. The author incorporates her Christianity without being too ‘in your face’ with her beliefs. The nice benefit of this is that she wasn’t compelled to throw in profanity or sex scene to make the novel work.
As someone who wants to avoid feeding my brain with a bunch of ‘junk’, I really appreciate having this kind of option.
The author, Denise Hildreth, has a short blurb about the book’s background on her own site. You can even read the first chapter from there to see if this would be a good read for you.
You can find it at major retailers, including Amazon.