Saturday, December 1, 2012

Review: Right Where I Belong by Krista McGee

Natalia’s about to discover her place in the world . . . and it’s not following in her father’s footsteps.

After watching her father jump from one marriage to the next, Natalia has completely written off love. And when her father divorces his third wife—the only one who has been a mother to her—Natalia is ready to write him off too.

Needing a change of scenery, Natalia leaves her home in Spain and relocates with her stepmother to sun-soaked Florida. But she didn’t realize just how far a new school, a new culture, and a new lifestyle would push her out of her comfort zone.

One of her biggest surprises comes from Brian, a pastor’s son with an adorable smile, who loves God with a sincerity that astounds Natalia. She doesn’t want to fall for him, but she can’t seem to avoid him long enough to get him out of her mind.

Love is the last thing Natalia wants. Even so, God has her right where she belongs.

Because I enjoyed reading First Date by Krista McGee, I thought I should give this book a try too.  I'm glad I did.  Although Right Where I Belong has some of the same characters in it as First Date, it is a stand alone book that in no way depends on the other books.  This is a Christian Fiction YA book.

I just love the cover of this book.  It brings to mind many happy memories of one of my favorite places to stand.

Natalia is a character to be admired in this book.  She is faithful and loyal.  I love how hard she works at understanding and putting into practice what she learns.  Something I also admire is how Natalia treats others, even the ones she doesn't especially like, in this book.  Even though she speaks her mind, she does it in a kind way, carefully placing her words as not to hurt anyone.  I wish we could all be more like that.

I enjoyed Natalia's journey of learning, service and self discovery.  

This book will be released on December 11th.  You can pre-order at Amazon.
Published by Thomas Nelson.

16 comments:

  1. Thank you for the review -- sounds like a really sweet read involving faith!

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  2. Like Eva says, the story is very sweet. Love Natalie's character.

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  3. This sounds like a lovely read with themes that vary from faith to hope:)

    Thank you for the lovely review:)

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  4. I really enjoyed First Date and I hadn't heard about this related story, so I'm excited to read it! It's great to have uplifting YA stories.

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  5. Thanks for the review. I want to get this for a friend and your review made me feel more confident about it! GLad you enjoyed it and I think my friend will enjoy the themes :)

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  6. Thanks for your thoughts! I love the cover but this one might be a little too religious for me.

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  7. Sounds like a really great book! I haven't heard about it before so thank you for introducing it to me :)

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  8. I would like to read this book and would love it if she was real and a friend!


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  9. This book sounds really good. I'd love to read it. Great review. Thanks for the review :)

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  10. I have never read a Christian Fiction YA book but I'm intrigued. I loved your review and I think this sounds like something I would like

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  11. Wow this review has just assured me to buy it and read it soon! Thanks anw.

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  12. I love Christian fiction, and I had never heard of this one. Thanks for the review.

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  13. New read for me, definitely putting it on ny wishlist.

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