Sometimes a detour takes you exactly where you need to be.
Piper Cope was so sure the Lord called her to be a pastor’s wife. So when her pastor/fiance breaks it off, she’s every kind of puzzled. Does God even have a purpose for her anymore?
On the road halfway between the bridges she’s burned and some kind of new start, she encounters the most unexpected detour. She swerves on a rainy road to miss a turtle and ends up in a ditch with an airbag to the face. Now stuck in this little town, she wonders how in the world she could’ve gotten her God-signals so very crossed. And how in the world is she supposed to know what He wants her to do now? In the meantime, at least the community center guy, Jay Marler, has her working a temporary job there. Problem is, somehow she’s coaching a children’s basketball team. She does not…basketball. And she certainly does not children.
I received this book from the author(s)/publisher for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.
I’m going to start this by saying that if you ever ask me for a Christian romance recommendation, this book will be blurted out of my mouth before you finish your sentence!
Oh my goodness! Turtles in the Road is flawlessly funny, sweet, uplifting, and just all around perfect! It captures the messiness of everyday life and blends it together with God’s all-perfect plans in a way that actually encourages us in our own faith.
I loved every single quirky character. Every single scene. Every struggle. Every triumph. Everything about this book is just so well done. It’s definitely made my favorite list.
What makes me love it even more, is the fact that there was no unnecessary drama. So many Christian romances feel the need to include hugely dramatic love triangles, situations that could have easily been avoided, etc. But Turtles in the Road is a much more realistic, and light-hearted, approach to the average Christian’s lifestyle. Sure there are messy situations and struggles, but Piper and Jay both lived a genuine, faith filled lifestyle, which made their happily-ever-after that much better.
I easily give Turtles in the Road 5 out of 5 stars and encourage you to get a copy for yourself (especially if you’re looking for a novel to include in your beach-basket 😉 !
Rayleigh is a Freshman in college with a major in Accounting and long-term goal of being a CPA. She is an avid reader of all genres, and just as much of her time is spent writing as it is reading. She is the Associate Editor and Web Manager for PURSUE Magazine, in addition to posting her monthly articles on their blog. Rayleigh interns for Hartline Literary Agency where she advises authors in the best way to market their books. She is also a Social Media Manager for various businesses.
Her writing pseudonym is Rae Leigh and she is in the process of seeking publication for her Dystopian novella, Program MIRA.