I started this post last week and then Firefox crashed and lost my draft. That’s what happens when you wait so long to finish a post! But I was sick and just couldn’t get my brain to focus. So here’s my latest Book Review.
Here’s the summary:
“Can Bea and Ben Turn Rivalry Into Romance?
Beatrice Zook knows God wants her to learn patience toward others. When assisting a family overwhelmed by triplets proves surprisingly successful, her confidence in dealing with others, both young and old, grows.
One person she’ll never be able to find peace with though is Ben Rupp. They’ve known each other forever, and Ben understands precisely how to antagonize her. What neither she nor Ben will admit is that beneath all their bickering, attraction awaits. When friends decide to try and bring the couple together, will the pair be able to find true love? Or will they damage their relationship beyond repair?”
I haven’t read the others in the series, and this is the last book, so my thoughts are from that standpoint.
I loved this book!! Bea’s controlling sister Molly reminded me of times with my mom, and friends I’ve seen put in these situations. I love that things are resolved between them in the end, and that they can begin a real sister relationship. Healing and restoration are always great things!
Bea is a good example of someone who has let her pride and introverted-ness isolate her in all of her relationships, or prevent her from even having relationships/friendships. And pride and fear are behind her antagonist attitude toward Ben. As her confidence grows while caring for a neighbors triplets, so does her openness to friendship. And, as usual, it’s always good to communicate with each other when there’s a misunderstanding, rather than listen to others or jump to conclusions!
So many great lessons here, but you’ll have to read it yourself to find out the rest!
A personal favorite bit, because it’s a part of nature that I also love, is this: “Ahead was a forest of trees, their leaves fiery red and orange. ‘Oh, my…it’s like a tunnel!!’ I said.” I adore tree tunnels!!!!
**I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.**