About the Book
Book: Blessings in the Bargain
Author: Kari Trumbo
Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance
Release date: September 27, 2022
Despite a career in logistics, Courtney is unprepared to get lost at sea…
A fated trip to the docks with her closest pal Annie leads to disaster. Ship Captain Lex Ford agrees to take Courtney and two of her friends on what was to be a quick trip to test a new boat. A dangerous storm traps them against a reef, damaging communications and stranding them at sea.
Lex knew this was a bad idea…
He hated having people on his ship with him. Ever since his partner left, he doesn’t share his life with anything but the seagulls. So, when Courtney’s friend Rafe offers him a deal on a new boat, he’d rather ignore the offer.
His heart isn’t ready for how he feels about Courtney, and watching her brave the elements after the storm makes him want to protect her. But the last woman he loved just walked away. And what about their age gap? He’s far older than her. The Lord is good at turning bad situations for good, but can even He make this mess right?
This Breakers Head novel is Kari Trumbo’s final novel in the Independence Islands Series featuring five islands, six authors, and a boatload of happily-ever-afters.
The Independence Islands Series: beach reads aren’t just for summer anymore.
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About the Author
Kari Trumbo is the creator and co-author of the best-selling Christian Historical Romance series, Cutter’s Creek; selling over 200,000 copies. She has published over 45 titles in seven series. When she’s not writing, editing, plotting, or managing, she home schools her children and pretends to keep up with them. She loves reading, listening to contemporary Christian music, singing when no one’s listening, and curling up with a fluffy blanket when winter hits. She makes her home in central Minnesota with my husband of over twenty years, two daughters, two sons, one cat, and one hungry wood stove.
Blessings in the Bargain is written by Kari Trumbo. This is part of the Independence Island Series. The series is written by a variety of authors but tied together with the Island theme. I loved this book because it reminded me of Gilligan's Island. A short trip at sea, turns into a disaster when a storm catches them off guard. Suddenly we find our cast of characters stranded. Captain Lex prefers seagulls to human interaction. He is wounded from his previous relationship. He reluctantly agrees to take Courtney and two of her friends on a short trip.
I love how drawn Lex and Courtney were to each other. Lex was so impressed with the way she handled stressful situations. Courtney has been introduced in previous books, but a very backdrop character. I loved seeing her story shine through. She has battled a lot of insecurities.
Both of the characters needed to realize they can trust another. They can heal and move forward and be happy. I loved how Courtney finally opened up to Lex about her past. It was so brave of her - and a huge step.
Thank you to the author, publisher and Celebrate Lit for allowing me to read a copy of this book - all thoughts are my own.
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