Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Until I Found You by Victoria Bylin

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I wanted to read this book because of the cover. It is possibly my favorite ever. If characters are going to be on a cover, this is exactly how I'd want it done. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.
Another amazing part of this novel is the spiritual thread--probably the best I've read in a looong while. Any book that mentions the blood of Jesus within the first sixteen pages is one that I respect. Salvation is the absolute most important thing that could be spoken or written about, and I loved how Nick lived his faith and shared his testimony with Kate who wasn't even sure there is a God.
This story starts with a load of action and continues with a sweet story that readers are sure to enjoy.
Kate's grandma is adorable, my favorite secondary character.

The one negative is that the writing style, at times, felt more like "telling" than "showing." But that's a small detail compared to the plot.

I'm looking forward to more contemporaries from Victoria Bylin.

You can buy the book here!  

Backcover Blurb
When Kate Darby swerves off a mountain road to avoid hitting a California condor, she ends up trapped in her car, teetering on the edge of a cliff. Terrified, she breathes a prayer that changes her life.
It's Nick Sheridan who comes to Kate's rescue. Nick is handsome and confident, and he seems to develop a habit of rescuing her, but Kate is in town only until her grandmother recuperates from a stroke. She's not planning to get involved with one of the locals.
Nick is a reformed veteran of life in the fast lane, a new Christian, and a travel writer. When he sees a car dangling on the edge of a cliff, the daredevil in him jumps into action. He doesn't expect to be swept off his feet by the car's occupant. He's made a vow--no dating for a year--but keeping that vow is going to be a lot more difficult now that he's met Kate Darby. . .
*I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.*


  1. Wow! Sounds interesting! A lot of conflict there! There's such a widespread "watering down" of Christianity in fiction these days, I'm always impressed with authors who mention the blood of Jesus. Pam Hillman's Stealing Jake comes to mind.

    Thanks for mentioning both the things that you enjoyed and did not enjoy in a novel. Several times I've read a delightful novel I wouldn't have otherwise finished unless a friend recommended I did. Would have hated to miss those great stories, too.

    Thanks for this review!

  2. I agree! I hate when the spiritual thread in a book is watered down. Yeah, I read for entertainment, but I read to learn.
    Thank you for your comment, Natalie!