Wednesday, August 18, 2010

review: Caleb + Kate by Cindy Martinusen-Coloma

publisher: Thomas Nelson
pub date:  May 4, 2010
pgs: 276 (paperback)
source: library
content: no questionable content
product description from
As the popular darling of the junior class and heiress to the five-star Monrovi Inn empire, Kate has both everything and nothing. She's bored with school and life...until she locks eyes with Caleb at a school dance.
Caleb is new to Kate's exclusive prep school, and it's clear he doesn't fit in. In fact, he and his dad work in maintenance for Kate's father. And while Caleb knows better than to spend time with the boss's daughter, it seems that every time he tries to back away, something pulls him right back in.

When their parents demand that they are to stay away from each other, they learn of a fight between their families that occurred more than fifty years ago. It's a mystery Kate doesn't understand...but a legacy Caleb has endured his entire life.

With the world stacked against them, Caleb and Kate will have to walk by faith to find the path that God has planned for them.

my review:
all very much love at first sight, which kind of bugs. But I guess that is the story of Romeo and Juliet, so I shouldn't hold that against them. But it just seems very superficial. They "fall in love" without really knowing each other.

It took me half the book to really get into the story, so I've been reading it off and on since last week. Then last last night, when I started to really care, I read through till the end. 

It's an enjoyable read. Fun and fast. Likable characters. Sweet story. Some rather hokey parts, like Kate proclaiming her love at school in front of everyone. But fun. And a happy ending looking towards the future.