STORY-LINE TO KNOW HER CALLING BY HEATHER EARLES:
In To Know Her Calling, Louise meets a masked stranger at the skating rink. Many skaters are wearing beautiful scarfs, which two beautiful employees helped her put on; explaining she could buy the scarf or turn it in at the end of her night. Having fun, trying to skate after years, and of course falling, a masked stranger comes to her rescue; giving her pointers and the scarf to keep. Raul, the masked man, could not keep his eyes off the beautiful woman he helped on the skating floor. The attraction’s mutual. She ask him to come dancing with her and her brothers the next night. Things are moving fast; is romance within God’s will for Louise and Raul?
Louise, a woman of faith and prayer, works hard, living a normal American life; family, church, friends, and teaching dance. Raul’s a mystery covered by a scarf; which she eventually persuades him to remove. She sees a handsome foreigner with a scar running down his face. What is it about this man that attracts her so? He owns the skating rink, but what’s his story? Spending more and more time together the attraction grows into much more. Raul has secrets; secrets, which when revealed, may cause Louise to run the other way. My Christian romance book reviews follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
To Know Her Calling is filled with emotion, faith, family dynamics, and secrets. The faith Raul and Louise have is awe-inspiring as each are Christians and faithful to God’s commands. A clean sweet romance, Earles crafted a wonderful romance which will keep you reading to the last page. Filled with family dynamics and obligations, she shows two close-knit faith based families who worship God and pray for guidance daily.
Creating two protective brothers for Louise added depth to the story as they do they best to protect her person and her heart. Louise’s character is one of strength with a fast hot temper when riled, but a gentle compassionate heart. She’s not afraid to speak her mind. But she has insecurities she must face and, with God’s help, overcome. Raul, raised and living in another country, appears stiff and proud in some instances, but once Louise knew his secret, she understood the reason. His character is one of honor and faith, yet, he also, has his own insecurities to face and conqueror.
When Raul reveals his secret, Louise is stunned. How will she ever fit in with this man’s family? She felt she was in a dream and everything was happening so fast. When an emergency occurred, Raul had to return to his country; Louise’s devastated. But God has a plan in place for Raul and Louise. I loved watching these two come to terms with love, face their insecurities, and accept God’s will for their life.
Earles created a well-developed story-line with pacing in line with the length of the book, and characters which are believable and likable. Her writing’s clear and easy to read with scenes which transition and flow smoothly. The plot kept me turning the pages. A sweet love story of two very different people from different cultures, who God brought together; God knew they needed each other to form a complete whole.
Although a Christian romance, Earles does not preach or push the reader; her character’s faith is part of their life. I found a couple of insufficient minor editing errors, which did not detract from my reading enjoyment. Perfect for a lazy day of reading in your favorite chair with a beverage by your side. I would not hesitate to buy this book for myself or a friend.
TO KNOW HER CALLING RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4
FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE
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