Pub. Date: February 1st 2010
Pages: 352 pages
From Goodreads.com:After reading this book, I found it is apart of a series called the Daily Texas Series. I also want to note that this is a Christian book, but for those who don't like very 'preachy' books, this one is for you. Lisa Wingate incorporates her faith in a very light way, but you are still able to see her strong faith.
Kai Miller floats through life like driftwood tossed by waves. She's never put down roots in any one place--and she doesn't plan to. But when a chaotic hurricane evacuation lands her in Daily, Texas, she begins to think twice about her wayfaring existence. And when she meets hometown-boy Kemp Eldridge, she can almost picture settling down in Daily--until she discovers he may be promised to someone else. Daily has always been a place of refuge for those the wind blows in, but for Kai, it looks like it will be just another place to leave behind. Then again, Daily always has a few surprises in store--especially when Aunt Donetta has cooked up a scheme.
The whole idea of a hurricane was very new to me. I've never read another book about one. It was interesting to see the chaos that ensues during evacuation. I liked that Lisa also included a couple of kind-hearted characters, it shows you that there are a few good people in the world. It make me step back and see how I can be better. I also loved Daily, Texas. The setting of a small town was something new to me too. There can definitely be a lot of drama within one. Lisa Wingate's writing was fresh and I enjoyed every minute of it.
This book is written in alternating points of view: Donetta and Kai. I loved reading Donetta because she was such a strong and witty character. I also loved her little quirky words, such as "intra-net". Kai was a wonderful character to read about too. She struck me as younger than twenty-seven though, more like twenty-twoish. Even so, it was nice to see her grow as a character and overcome her past. There was also a very swoon-worthy guy...
Overall this was a wonderful book and I can't wait to read more about Daily, Texas and Lisa Wingate's other books.
Rating: 3.5 stars / 5 stars