Sunday, January 30, 2011

Review- Destiny's Dream by Delia Latham

I was drawn to Destiny's Dream by the irreverant humor of the back cover blurb. But this didn't turn out to be the romantic comedy I was expecting. The novel opens with a truly heartbreaking prologue (really well done, but totally unexpected) then continues with a funny first chapter. But pretty soon after that, the tone of the book changes and this story evolves into a romantic suspense.

The hero and heroine get together pretty early on, so the suspense doesn't involve questions about their relationship. Instead there is a big baddie and our heroine is put into some pretty dangerous situations.

One aspect I found interesting about this book was Destiny's supernatural connection to God. He communicates with her in some pretty real ways and that is not something you often see in Christian fiction. I appreciated the unique-ness of the plot.

Overall, this was a solid story, but my personal taste runs more toward a heavier angst ridden romance or romantic comedy and less toward thriller/suspense. However, if you are a fan of light romance and lots of suspense, this might be the perfect book for you.

Want more info? Here's the back cover blurb:
Is a little respect too much to ask at a parent's funeral?

Apparently it is for Destiny May. Her mother's "going away party" is crashed by a totally irreverent stranger. Clay Gallagher is built like a small mountain and far more vocal than is fitting. When it turns out he's not even at the right funeral, Destiny demands retribution in the form of an escape from the day's dreary proceedings.

Their relationship has some kinks - starting with Destiny's determination to found a Christian dating service in their conservative town of Castle Creek. Clay has little respect or patience for such a frivolous profession. But when Destiny is threatened by an anonymous caller who deeply resents her and what she does for a living, Clay makes it his business to keep the saucy redhead out of harm's way.

Trouble is, spending time in her company weakens his defenses...and Cupid's arrows are known to fly straight to the heart.

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