From a cave in the hills of Missouri to a sandy beach in Grand Cayman, romance blooms for five heroines when they least expect it. Bare Feet and Warm Sand BY Kim Vogel SawyerMarine biologist Tamiera is determined to protect endangered sea turtles against man’s intrusion. When Joe arrives on the island of Grand Cayman with plans to build a resort near the turtles’ nesting gFrom a cave in the hills of Missouri to a sandy beach in Grand Cayman, romance blooms for five heroines when they least expect it. Bare Feet and Warm Sand BY Kim Vogel SawyerMarine biologist Tamiera is determined to protect endangered sea turtles against man’s intrusion. When Joe arrives on the island of Grand Cayman with plans to build a resort near the turtles’ nesting grounds, will she be able to convince him to put the needs of God’s creatures above making money?Sufficient Grace BY Constance Shilling StevensAn abandoned Cherokee burial ground keeps secrets and draws a picture of deep, enduring love for Nora, but land surveyor Donovan threatens the place that holds sweet memories for Nora’s grandfather. Will Donovan follow his boss’s orders or follow his heart?Better Together Than Apart BY Rose Allen McCauleyOn a K-Love cruise to Jamaica, Natalie re-connects with Ken, a boy she met six years earlier on a high school summer mission trip. Attraction stirs, but opposing goals threaten their romance. Will they listen to God’s leading for their best place of service?A Shelter in a Weary Land BY Julane HiebertA cave in the Missouri hillside was to be a shelter from pillaging Union soldiers for Charlotte and her unborn babe. But will she be safe when a wounded enemy seeks the same place of refuge?Cotton Candy Sky BY Kristian LibelWhen a Kansas girl falls in love with the ocean, she thinks nothing could be more exhilarating than life on a beach...except maybe falling for a traveling photographer who introduces her to more adventure than she’d ever imagined. But is their connection one that can last, or will their time together simply remain a fond memory as they go their separate ways? ...
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destination romance five inspirational love stories spanning the globe Reviews
by Andrea Renee CoxThis collection of novellas was a true delight. Here's what I thought about the individual stories:Bare Feet and Warm Sand by Kim Vogel SawyerWho doesn't love green sea turtles? This humanitarian story was short but sweet. Kim Sawyer's trademark messages of hope came through beautifully in this novella. She really made the beach scenes feel realistic -- so much so that I thought I felt the sun on my back and the sand between my toes!Sufficient Grace by Constance Shilling StevensSufficient Grace is a delightful battle between bullying and doing what's right. I enjoyed the humanitarian angle of trying to save a Cherokee burial ground. This novella was beautiful, and I hope to read more by Constance Shilling Stevens, a new author to me.One thing my copyediting eye noticed was that six out of ten chapters began with "Nora." This was awkward to me and something I hope the author will improve for her next story.Better Together Than Apart by Rose Allen McCauleyCompromise is crucial to any relationship, and I love that it was featured in this mission-field story. The trend of humanitarian work continued in this novella.At times, this story felt like an advertisement for a particular cruise line and music artists. This was a bit off-putting to me, even though I'm a fan of a couple of the artists.There was one particular inconsistency that bugged me: A character said he was finding his guitar to lead the sing-along, but when that sing-along was taking place, that same man was doing construction work.This story grew on me over the course of the chapters, and by the end, I found it to be a sweet romance that featured a heart for missions. It was a unique tale, one that I'm glad I read.A Shelter in a Weary Land by Julane HiebertThis is the first Civil War story I've enjoyed. I disliked that it had a smidge of sexual innuendo and a coarse joke or two, but the rest of the book was very moving. The ending felt a bit abrupt, and there was no punishment for the bad guy. But oh, did I weep! What an emotional journey!Cotton Candy Skies by K. Marie LibelLovely end to this collection of novellas. I really enjoyed the author's bubbly writing voice and the grand adventures the characters experienced. There was a sweetness to this story that was exquisite.While I noticed a few typos and inconsistencies throughout the collection, these did not stop me from finding delight, tears, joy, and hope in this book. If you're looking for a fun summer read -- for any time of the year -- choose Destination: Romance.***I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, authors, and sites like Netgalley, Litfuse Publicity Group, and Blogging for Books. They do not require me to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
While all the stories were a good read, I really enjoyed "A Shelter in a Weary Land." I connected with the characters and situation, and even now "miss them." Julane did not disappoint, and I may dare say this is my favorite story of hers.
Destination Romance: Five Inspirational Love Stories Spanning the Globe contains the following stories:Bare Feet and Warm Sand by Kim Vogel SawyerSufficient Grace by Constance Shilling StevensBetter Together Than Apart by Rose Allen McCauleyA Shelter in a Weary Land by Joanne HiebertCotton Candy Sky by Kristian LibelI enjoyed every one of the short stories. They are sweet and clean, with full of faith and inspiration. This book is most definitely a must read. 5+ stars.
This novella collection has both Contemporary and Historical Fiction. I enjoyed each story and its own take on romance. Kim Vogel Sawyer isone of the authors of Destination: Romance. I have read and really like other books of hers. She creates characters that pull me into the story, as was the case in her novella Bare Feet and Warm Sand in this set. The other four authors, Constance Shilling Stevens, Rose Allen McCauley, Julane Hiebert, and Kristian Libel are new to me. I am happy to have been introduced to their writings.Sweet romances develop quickly in each story. I appreciate they are written with characters that express their faith. All of them have women that trust God through difficult circumstances in their lives. The historical novellas are my favorites. This collection is all about romance and are quick, inspirational reads that I recommend. I was provided a complimentary review copy of this book. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
This is a unique set of historical and contemporary romances. I enjoyed the well researched romance Bare Feet and Warm Sand by Kim Vogel Sawyer. Set in the Grand Cayman island a thought provoking read about sea turtles and their natural habitats. Better Together Than apart by Rose Allen McCauley included the challenges of running a Jamaican orphanage and international adoption laws. While Cotton Candy Sky by Kristian Libel included the theme of letting go. A Kansas girl vacations in Jamaica and falls in love with the ocean and a world traveling photographer. I preferred reading the contemporary romances in this set at this time.
My opinionI enjoyed most of the stories a lot. One story was too filled with bible messages to get much out of the tale.