Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Book Review: Echoes

Originally released in 1996, Echoes should probably/maybe be released as an historical novel instead of a contemporary romance. That year doesn’t seem like so long ago, yet the main character in the story, a 24-year-old woman, is learning how to access the internet and use e-mail for the first time. Ah—memories.

That strangeness aside, I loved this story! When Lauren’s fiancĂ© dumps her for a job in New York City, she decides the only way she’ll ever marry is if God brings someone to her door. She figures she’ll marry the pizza man. Instead, she goes back to school, buys a kitten, and learns what things she really loves. While she’s doing this, her brother brings her a computer and opens her first e-mail account. She meets a mysterious man on-line who identifies himself as KC and professes his love for Jesus, English literature, and Irish Breakfast Tea. But on-line correspondence is one thing; meeting in person could be dangerous.

This story is part of a series that revolves around the small town of Glenbrooke. Author Robin Jones Gunn brings characters from other books in the series into this story, yet keeps each story distinct. I’m looking forward to reading some of the other books, as I really did like this one. I thank Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers for sending a complimentary copy of Echoes for this honest review.

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