19 May 2014

Review: Until I Found You by Victoria Bylin

An Unexpected Surprise

Kate Darby is returning to her small home town to care for her grandmother when her car goes over a cliff. She is rescued by the handsome Nick Sheridan, a freelance journalist employed by her grandmother at the Clarion, the weekly town newspaper.

Like many good novels, Until I Found You works on several levels. It’s a story of two people searching for love in spite of the fact they’ve been burned before (to the point where Nick has actually committed not to date for a year. And it’s six months until the end of the year).

It’s also the story of two people searching for faith, and trying to find the life they are meant to live. I particularly liked the Christian element of the novel—it felt real. Nick and Kate are both flawed characters with histories, characters searching for they want out of life, and finding the answers isn't easy.

Although Victoria Bylin isn’t a debut author, Until I Found You is her first full-length novel, and her first contemporary (her previous books have been shorter Love Inspired historical romances). I’ve found that not all authors adapt to the longer form novel, but Victoria Bylin has done an excellent job in developing the combination of plot and subplot needed for a longer novel. I’ll look forward to reading more of her work.

Thanks to Bethany House and NetGalley for providing a free book for review. You can find out more about Victoria Bylin at her website. http://www.victoriabylin.com/index.html

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