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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; 1 edition (February 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595547916
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595547910
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,023,442 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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There are a billion reasons why Katie McKenna has decided to marry Dex Hastings, the main one being that he is not the man who broke her heart eight years ago. Dexter is everything that Katie�s true love, Luc DeForges, is not, and that makes her feel safe. But when she�s honest, she admits that it also makes her feel bored. When Luc concocts a plan to take Katie back to their hometown for his brother�s wedding, Katie must discover where her heart belongs. Throw in a dash of Cajun charm, zany girlfriends, and eccentric mothers, and the award-winning Billerbeck has developed an uplifting romance novel that is sure to be a hit with readers of light contemporary fiction. --Elizabeth Ponder

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Billerbeck's light romance is enjoyable and fun. Readers will identify with Katie's desire for stability in a relationship and will delight in her ultimate choice of a partner. ...A fantastic spiritual message makes this novel shine. --Romantic Times

The characters and breezy plotline in this fun, romantic romp by the author of the "Trophy Wives Club" series will please fans of Christian chick lit authors Lori Copeland and Ginny Aiken. --Library Journal

The characters and breezy plotline in this fun, romantic romp by the author of the "Trophy Wives Club" series will please fans of Christian chick lit authors Lori Copeland and Ginny Aiken. --Library Journal

More About the Author

Kristin Billerbeck is the author of more than 30 novels, including "What a Girl Wants" and the Ashley Stockingdale and Spa Girls Series. She is a fourth-generation Californian, who loves her state and the writing fodder it provides. Learn more at www.KristinBillerbeck.com

Customer Reviews

The main characters Luc and Katie are fun and believeable.
Madeover
While the book winds to a predictable ending, the twists in the story to get there are interesting & entertaining.
Misty
I tried to read the first chapter and had a hard time to get into the story and couldn't like the characters.
Kats

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Vanessa VINE VOICE on April 6, 2011
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Eight years ago, Katie McKenna fled New Orleans with her broken heart. Believing she has finally repaired that heart she has found fulfillment in her chosen career of teaching special needs kids and Dexter, her soon to be fiancé. Or so she thought. Luc DeForges enters Katie's life once again looking for her to return to New Orleans as his date to his brother's wedding. He wants her to sing and dance at the 40's themed wedding and show the town that she is past her public humiliation eight years previous.

The synopsis of this book made it sound so romantic and charming. However, I found myself getting lost in several passages. Things didn't seem to flow right the actions seemed choppy and didn't make a lot of sense and I couldn't seem to get a true grasp on any of the characters. For instance, one character acts as though they saw a shared kiss/moment but they weren't even present. Luc acts as though his mother would be proud to know Katie yet his mother was the one screaming at Katie all those years ago. Katie's mother tells her that Mrs. DeForges is not nice but you don't really get that feeling from Luc, yet you do later and you get it from Katie's mother as well as from Katie.

I didn't know which characters to trust and I'm not sure they did either. They seemed to flip flop and change with the wind. I'm still trying to figure out how the stranger at the store could make that random comment about Katie's father when she barely spoke to Katie let alone knew anything about Katie's father.

Some of my biggest obstacles were:

That Luc didn't really seem to know Katie so how could he claim to have loved her all those years? She seemed to enjoy teaching and that was what she had planned to do all those years ago.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By AmazonLover VINE VOICE on March 11, 2011
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Eight years ago Katie McKenna was publicly rejected and humiliated by her then boyfriend Luc DeForges. Now, all these years later Luc has unexpectedly come back into her life and coerced her to come back to New Orleans to sing in his brother's wedding. Katie clearly still has feelings for Luc which complicates things with her fiance Dexter.

I really wanted to like this book. I considered giving it 3 stars just because I like Kristin Billerbeck's previous books so much. Unfortunately, try as I might, I couldn't. My main problem with this book is the characters, I found that I didn't care for them. I was not invested in them in the least bit. First, we have Katie who is a special needs teacher with an obsession with all things from the 1940's. I found this love of the 40's a tad overdone, and I am a huge fan of Cary Grant and movies from this era. There was a great mystery surrounding what had happened to Katie all those years ago to make her stay in California. When the reader is finally told I was a little more annoyed with Katie, after all these years it seemed to me she should have realized that perhaps the way she proposed to Luc was a bit inappropriate and out of the blue and that she should have given him a chance to explain. The time and place was Luc's college graduation party surrounded by guests, most of whom looked on Katie as a charity case. If I had known a bit more about Katie and Luc's relationship maybe it wouldn't have seemed so, well, ridiculous. Second, we have multimillionaire Luc who comes off as a pretty cocky man who thinks he knows what Katie really wants and needs. The author never really gave a clear picture of Luc, in my opinion, not enough for me to root for him. But by far my least favorite character was Eileen, Katie's best friend.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By janjanmom on June 7, 2011
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A Billion Reasons Why by Kristin Billerbeck is an easy read. Christian romances often leave alot to be desired as far as plot and character development go. This book is not an exception. Shallow characters and a thin plot line make this book a very quick read. However, I did not hate, nor did I consider it a waste of my time. I believe most fiction books are read purely for enjoyment and not every book needs to be a literary marvel.

The New Orleans settings and a bit of family historical mystery add a little Cajun spice to the love story. While I could never give this book 5 stars, the love triangle of Katie, Dexter and Luc warrants more like three stars. This is a book that will whisk you away to another place and time. It will have you strolling through New Orleans and also hanging with the high society. I highly recommend it as a leisurely afternoon read or even better, a beach book. There are no heaving bosoms, just a nice, easily read love story. I think you will enjoy it...about 3 stars worth.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lynnette Bonner VINE VOICE on May 15, 2011
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This was a cute story, but I confess I would have liked to see a little more tension between the two main characters. They've been apart for 8 years because of the fact that he declined her marriage proposal in front of an entire room full of people, which should have made for great sparks of tension when he walks back into her life, yet I just didn't feel it. Perhaps this is due to the fact that I'm not a big fan of old classic movies and many of the "romantic" lines in the book were quotes from them (based on the fact that both the hero and the heroine are huge fans of the old movies.)

The book is well written and the dialog is snappy and fun. And if you like classic movies, then you will probably love this book.

My rating of 4 stars is an attempt to balance the quality of the writing and mechanics of the book with my enjoyment of the story itself. 5 Stars for being well written and having a fairly good plot and 3 stars because I just couldn't seem to connect with the characters and that dimmed my enjoyment of this romance.
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