when do things ever really go exactly according to our plan?!
About the book
About the book:
Elementary school music teacher Callie Stevens thinks she’s finally figured out God’s plan for her life—she even made a list to keep her on track.
Moving in with her brother and reconnecting with her ex-boyfriend are at the top of the list. What’s not on the list is running into her childhood crush, Ryan. God wanted her to connect with Kyle, right?
Trying to figure out God’s plan is hard enough. But a dating-averse older brother, the young blonde who adores him, a pregnant best friend, and Callie’s continual mishaps make her wonder whether her best laid plans were truly God-inspired.
Karin wrote her first novel in 2007 to cope with her husband’s cancer diagnosis (no worries – he’s cancer free now!). With the support and encouragement of her family, she submitted that manuscript. That particular manuscript has not been published yet, but Summer Plans and Other Disasters, her first published book, releases in September 2018.
Karin writes contemporary and speculative fiction stories with a healthy dose of romance, but she’s also expanded her repertoire: she writes feature stories for the local paper, copy material for businesses, and blog posts for herself and others. She even edits (offering copy editing, fiction editing, and critiques through Write Now Editing Services) and teaches (she’s the Substantive Fiction Editing instructor for the PEN Institute and can be found around the country teaching writing and editing courses at conferences and at her local college).
When Karin’s not reading, writing, or editing, she enjoys cooking and baking. She plays the piano and sings (the key of E, please). She kayaks with her husband in the summer, watches football in the fall (Go Blue!), and enjoys Christmas lights all winter long. Shy but extroverted, Karin adores her nieces and nephew and loves spending time with her family. Learn more about Karin at: karinbeery.com.
Chapter 1! Here's a link where you can read the 1st chapter of this novel!
This was a super cute and fun book to read! Callie has her whole summer, really her whole planned out, or so she thinks. However, as we all know, things do not always go according to plan, our plan that is, but they do go according to God's plan in our lives. Callie is moving in with her brother to help him for the summer, in more ways than one she thinks. However, Callie's brother and others, including Callie's ex-boyfriend have varying views on the situation from Callie. As Callie's plans go awry and more people get added to the mix, things become more interesting and Callie is learning that things are not going to go as she has laid out.
I am hoping there are more books to follow this one, as I absolutely loved it! The characters are all so easy to love and relate to and I want to know what happens next for all of them! Karin writes in a style that is so easy to read and the story is told from multiple points of view which I love. This allows the reader to really get to know more of the characters and I love reading the various perspectives. I highly recommend this book and this is a new author for me to look for more books from!