We go back to Daily, Texas to revisit the quirky cast of characters that I got to meet back in "Word Gets Around" and before that "Talk of the Town". We do meet Kai Miller who was just a joy to read about and follow through her experiences in this book. We also get to know Kemp Eldridge (Donetta's nephew), I don't remember him in the last book but he is a great character. Of course the action actually switches every chapter between Donetta and Kai and when the two of them meet its like a hurricane hits (oh wait, that really was a hurricane that hit!).
A hurricane is one of the central characters in this story and makes a very interesting addition to the story. I love that Lisa drew from real stories of hurricane survivors and how they came through the different storms they weathered. The drama and romance that occurs after the storm is the icing on the cake. Fun story!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
The Tending Roses series continued with Good Hope Road, the Language of Sycamores, Drenched in Light, and A Thousand Voices. In 2003, Lisa's Texas Hill Country series began with Texas Cooking, and continued with Lone Star Cafe', which was awarded a gold metal by RT Bookclub magazine and was hailed by Publisher's Weekly as "A charmingly nostalgic treat." The series concluded with Over the Moon at the Big Lizard Diner.
Lisa is now working on a new set of small-town Texas novels for Bethany House Publishers. The series debuted with Talk of the Town and continued with Word Gets Around and Never Say Never. A new series is also underway for Peguin Group NAL, beginning with A Month of Summer (July 2008), and continuing with The Summer Kitchen (July 2009) and Beyond Summer (July 2010). Lisa's works have been featured by the National Reader's Club of America, AOL Book Pics, Doubleday Book Club, the Literary Guild, American Profiles and have been chosen for the LORIES best Published Fiction Award. In 2009, A Month of Summer was nomiated for the American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year award.
ABOUT THE BOOK
And when she meets hometown-boy Kemp Eldridge, she can almost picture settling down in Daily--until she discovers he may be promised to someone else. Daily has always been a place of refuge for those the winds blows in, but for Kai, it looks like it will be just another place to leave behind. Then again, Daily always has a few surprises in store--especially when Aunt Donetta has cooked up a scheme.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Never Say Never, go HERE