Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Blog Tour: Summer Plans and Other Disasters by Karin Beery

 I know summer is over but this book did not disappoint. Summer Plans and Other Disasters is a story of finding God's will for your life and jumping all in letting God lead. I love this theme. Often times we tend to just go through the motions of life. Predictable and safe but I have to wonder how many opportunities we miss out on by not listening to God's leading.

Our three main characters are Callie, her brother Jack and his best friend Ryan. They all end up spending the summer in Jack's lighthouse. Callie's character is sweet and likable, we really get to experience her struggles as she has to give up control in her life and see where that leads her. Jack her brother is so different but he has the same issues in many ways as his sister. It was enjoyable to watch them grow over the course of the book. Ryan is the most adjusted character he is there for his friends and kind of keeps the story together. (He is the guy everyone would like to have around.)

This story was well written and easy to read. I feel like the author did a great job describing the events and adding humor without being silly. I liked that the characters were church going and just generally good people.

 about the book:
Elementary school music teacher Callie Stevens thinks she’s finally figured out God’s plan for her life—she even made a list to keep her on track.
Moving in with her brother and reconnecting with her ex-boyfriend are at the top of the list. What’s not on the list is running into her childhood crush, Ryan. God wanted her to connect with Kyle, right?
Trying to figure out God’s plan is hard enough. But a dating-averse older brother, the young blonde who adores him, a pregnant best friend, and Callie’s continual mishaps make her wonder whether her best laid plans were truly God-inspired. 
Now available from Elk Lake Publishing!
About the Author:
Karin wrote her first novel in 2007 to cope with her husband’s cancer diagnosis (no worries – he’s cancer free now!). With the support and encouragement of her family, she submitted that manuscript. That particular manuscript has not been published yet, but Summer Plans and Other Disasters, her first published book, releases in September 2018.

Karin writes contemporary and speculative fiction stories with a healthy dose of romance, but she’s also expanded her repertoire: she writes feature stories for the local paper, copy material for businesses, and blog posts for herself and others. She even edits (offering copy editing, fiction editing, and critiques through Write Now Editing Services) and teaches (she’s the Substantive Fiction Editing instructor for the PEN Institute and can be found around the country teaching writing and editing courses at conferences and at her local college).

When Karin’s not reading, writing, or editing, she enjoys cooking and baking. She plays the piano and sings (the key of E, please). She kayaks with her husband in the summer, watches football in the fall (Go Blue!), and enjoys Christmas lights all winter long. Shy but extroverted, Karin adores her nieces and nephew and loves spending time with her family.  Learn more about Karin at: karinbeery.com.

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