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Message In A Bottle: A Surf's Up Romance Novella Kindle Edition
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One man. Two women. A child desperate for medical treatment.
How can Kyle choose between the woman he once loved and his current fiancée? Is there a solution that suits all involved, or will someone end up out of the triangle forever? Morgan Calhoun and her parents are whisked away in the middle of the night, something Morgan always knew was a possibility because of her father's CIA job. But she'd always thought if such a scenario played out that she would have time to say goodbye to those she loved—particularly her boyfriend, Kyle. Adding to her unbearable situation, several weeks after the move, Morgan finds out that she's pregnant.
Kyle Brossmann doesn't even get a break-up letter from Morgan. She's just gone, along with her parents. His heart broken, Kyle continues with his plans. He graduates from high school and attends college, where he meets his fiancée, Lexie. But two men visit Kyle and encourage him to travel to an undisclosed location, where he will meet his five-year-old daughter. Rocked by the news that he has a child, Kyle learns he is the only person who might be able to save his daughter's life.
Will Kyle choose his first love and his daughter? Or will he stay with Lexie and live the life they’ve been planning?
Each Surf’s Up novella takes the reader to a beach locale, weaving romance and adventure into a soul-soothing journey of hope.
SEE ALSO -- A TIDE WORTH TURNING, THE SHELL COLLECTOR'S DAUGHTER, AND CHRISTMAS BY THE SEA.
From the Publisher
FOUR SURF'S UP NOVELLAS
A Tide Worth Turning is a smart beach read for any season. Mixing fun romance and mystery, this story transports the reader from historic Galveston, Texas to the beaches of Australia. Travel along with bestselling author, Beth Wiseman, for another great hit!"
~Kelly Long -- Zebra Books Bestseller, Kensington Publishers
FIVE STARS. HEARTWARMING. "Loved the writing. You will fall in love with the people in this book and smile and shed tears of sadness and joy right along side them. How precious the gift of life and love. Quick read, couldn't put it down." ~Gina G., Amazon Verified Customer
FIVE STARS. AWESOME READ! Beth Wiseman did an excellent job writing this book! I loved the storyline that held my attention to the last page. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone that likes wonderful clean reading!" ~ Digby, Amazon Verified Customer --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B01E0K98YO
- Publisher : Elizabeth Wiseman Mackey; 1st edition (June 17, 2016)
- Publication date : June 17, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 3785 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 148 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #307,461 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #55 in Religious Short Stories
- #383 in Religious Romance (Books)
- #1,530 in Contemporary Christian Romance (Kindle Store)
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Then comes the knock at Kyle’s apartment door. Two men give him news that leaves him stunned. He has a daughter who’s almost six, and she’s in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant. And Kyle may be her only hope. Just as stunning is that the wo men are from the Central Intelligence Agency, and they tell Kyle he has to leave immediately. An email message will be sent to Lexie telling her not to worry.
Kyle flies with the men to California, but that’s not the final destination. Soon, he will meet Morgan and their daughter Emma. And he’ll face a choice: Morgan and Emma, or Lexie.
“Message in a Bottle,” a novella by Beth Wiseman, is the story of Kyle, Lexie, Morgan, and Emma. It’s a story of old love, new love, and a bit of mystery and intrigue thrown in.
Wiseman has written numerous Christian romance novels, under four series: The Daughters of Promise, Land of Canaan, Amish Secrets, and Amish Journeys. Several of her books have been bestsellers, and she’s received several awards from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association and the Christian Book Association. She lives in Texas.
The story strains credulity a bit, but “Message in a Bottle” is a well-written and engaging tale, with likeable characters caught in a dilemma not of their own making. It has to end well (romance stories don’t end badly), but Wisemen keeps the tension throughout regarding what Kyle will do.
Given ARC audio which added to this story narrated by Cecila White, for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.
Kyle has his life turned upside down with the surprise of learning he has a daughter and the secretive nature of getting to her.
I did enjoy the whole message in the bottle idea and how it played out in Kyle's life one last time.
The book also has an unexpected but interesting ending as well. I am glad that there is a look into the lives of everyone at a much later date.
I liked Kyle and Morgan but I was confused by whether they still loved each other or not. It seemed like they both still had feelings for each other but they were with other people. Morgan had Landon and Kyle had Lexi. The focus of the story was on Kyle and Morgan so you really didn't get to know too much about Landon or Lexi.
Morgan's family adopts a new identity and goes into hiding because her father is in the CIA and people are after him. This is the part of the storyline that didn't really make sense to me and it's never really explained. The end leaves the reader with more questions than answers about this particular storyline.
The author did keep me invested in the characters. I also liked that she added an epilogue which caught the reader up with all the characters several years later.
This novella is such a gem! Message in a Bottle is a story I enjoyed from beginning to end. Each chapter packs a punch with lovable characters, hidden surprises, tender scenes, and wonderful action that takes readers across an ocean and through some incredible personal decision making. The character development made this story shine for me, and I found myself asking, “What would I do?” It was fun to play that game with the characters of Kyle, Morgan, and Lexie.
This is a novella that I read over two days' time. I found myself turning the pages quickly because the story is so compelling, though there were times I sat back and savored the plot. I highly recommend this novella! I look forward to Book Three in the Surf's Up series, The Shell Collector's Daughter.
And if you haven’t read Book One, go get it now: A Tide Worth Turning.
The one thing that caused me to give it four stars instead of five is that it is a novella. With the limited number of pages, there was no room for thoroughly developed characters and storyline. If it had been longer, and had gone into more details in the story and if the characters had been more developed, I would have given it five stars.