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Appointment at Christmas Bay [Kindle Edition]

Diane Chase
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Juliette Prescott intends to spend the summer at her parents' historic home in Galveston tending to her art history dissertation and September wedding details. What she doesn't plan is the minor accident at Christmas Bay or the miracle that follows. Imbued with new faith, Juliette must decide what...and who...stay in her revised life, including sport fisherman Paul Quinn who helped rescue her that day. (Genre: Women's Christian Fiction)


Product Details

  • File Size: 4239 KB
  • Print Length: 250 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AW4GU58
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #379,255 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Strange in Places March 13, 2013
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This was a very strange book, especially at first. I felt dropped into a puzzling situation where I didn't know anyone and had a hard time figuring out what was going on. The story read as if I should already know the characters, but they were tangled into a strange scene before I knew who anyone was. Juliette Prescott turned out to be the main character and protagonist, but the book opened from Paul Quinn's point of view. The situation and the characters weren't the only mystifying part. The sentence structure was often hard to follow or vague. Even after I had everything straightened out and settled into reading, I'd often have to read a sentence two or three times to make sense of it. Sometimes, I'd discover missing punctuation to be the culprit. Toward the end of the book, there were often extra words thrown in, as if the sentence had been revised but some of the old words left in.

All in all, the story had promise. Juliette is likeable as she tries to finish her doctoral thesis, embrace a new found faith, make new friends, and decide on her future. I think the story would have been stronger if the reader had been allowed to get to know Juliette a little before the miracle happened. It was too much coming before we got into the story. The romance is also quite weak, although I do appreciate it's clean, Christian nature. Paul should have been given more space. The ending, although happy, was rather insipid, too. It was as if the story just lost steam and fizzled out.

I was torn whether to rate it a 3 or a 4. In the end, I gave it a 3.5, which rounded up to a four.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very pleasant read ... January 10, 2013
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While the plot is not intricate, I found this book to be very enjoyable. The characters were likeable, and it was a pleasure to see Juliette's faith grow and her character blossom as events unfolded. The book was for the most part well proofread, so there were few distractions -- always a plus!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Christian Romance January 7, 2013
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An excellent love story about two people who meet under unusual circumstances. Can they each work through the issues that they are facing? It definitely keeps you wondering how it will work out. A great read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A peaceful uplifting story March 28, 2013
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The story was pleasant and hopeful. Easy to read, it is full of lightness. I am a believer...a child of God...but was not completely solid with all the theology. Nonetheless, a very nice book.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Too Disjointed June 24, 2014
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This book had a relatively good storyline but it was not well written. The characters were all good but not well developed. On too many occasions the author skipped over scenes that could really have enhanced the story, at the same time dwelling on inconsequential things like which room was cleaned or what color the plates were that the were eating from. Another problem was that the author spent too much time on the repetitious thoughts that added nothing to the story. I would not recommend this book to any of my friends.
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5.0 out of 5 stars JEREMIAH 29:11 April 30, 2014
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book! When I purchased it, I had no idea it would be about God's grace and His wonderful plans for Julliet's life. I ANXIOUSLY AWAIT MS CHASE 's next book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Story! February 8, 2014
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Paul & Juliette have an miraculous appointment that God has arranged. They are both at stages of their lives where important decisions need to be made, and they face these by asking for God's wisdom. I enjoyed the other characters as well, and the honest growth of both Paul and Juliette throughout the story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great story! December 10, 2013
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The story is one of the more heart felt stories. The author has a great ability to explain as you read the book so you fell like you are right there.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
It's okay
Published 3 months ago by Desertlady
4.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read
I Enjoyed this book , couldnt put it down actually . Gonna be late for work tomorrow· God does answer prayers .
Published 3 months ago by J. Cheek
5.0 out of 5 stars A very intriguing read
From beginning to end a read with characters of faith interacting with those just finding their way to faith in God. Read more
Published 4 months ago by vickie rowe
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
It was just OK!
Published 4 months ago by Reba Breedlove
2.0 out of 5 stars Christian fantasy.
This book is a classic Christian fantasy. It is well written with a consistent theme. It simply is not a genre of fiction I enjoy. Read more
Published 8 months ago by AZCoyote
4.0 out of 5 stars A lovely little book.
It's amazing what can bring about a change in a person's life for the better when we pay attention to the beauty of God's world and listen to the feeling's planted by Him in our... Read more
Published 8 months ago by DeeAnn Christensen
2.0 out of 5 stars Okay but not Great
The characters were thrown together to fast and then left along for a lot of the book then we are to believe that they fell in love. Read more
Published 17 months ago by M Chadd
3.0 out of 5 stars Good
This was a good story but not sure if I will read again. Loved the message that brings God into someone's heart
Published 17 months ago by Nichole
1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't finish...
Couldn't get into it, it felt like pieces were missing, the picture described by words was incomplete so I couldn't figure out what was going on, didn't make it past the 2nd... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Mom in FL
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More About the Author

A Christian and teacher, Diane Chase lives among family, friends, and various pets in Texas. Appointment at Christmas Bay is her first novel, and she's working (here and there) on a second. Visit her website at www.dianechase.net.

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