Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Book Review "Just the Two of Us" by Victoria Bylin

(Does anyone else have the song in their head? ANYONE??!)

I was SO excited when I saw this book by Victoria Bylin in the monthly book email from Bethany House. I really like her books, but my Library only has a few of them, so when I saw she was coming out with a new one, I hopped on that as fast as I could!!

Once again, her writing does not disappoint! I love her books! Christian Romance and Comedy at it's best!

The Premise of this book was actually a little different than normal, and I liked it. It is focused around the main character Mia, but also around her younger sister Lucy. Mia is the reliable type A one, and Lucy is the loveable screw-up who has a lot to learn. I thought it was interesting how the author covered Lucy's pregnancy out of wedlock. You don't really see that in a Christian book that much! But she handled it with grace, and I thought it was neat how she showed the ups and downs and the emotional side and effects that choices have.

I have to admit I was a little annoyed with Mia at times. It seemed like she had this idea in her head of how things were supposed to be, without really consulting God. It was like it was Mia's God Plan and not God's.  But then again, isn't that what we tend to do? Think something is God's plan when really it's something we have just worked around to sound like God's plan because we want to do it.

All in all I really enjoyed this book, although for a Christian book I don't really expect or want to read the illusions to intimacy that was in this book. Don't get me wrong, nothing was described but it made me slightly uncomfortable reading the pregnant girls thoughts when she was on bed rest. For that reason alone I wouldn't have a teen or young girl read this book. But that's just me!

Thanks to Bethany House for providing me with a free book in exchange for my honest opinion!

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