Sunday, May 9

Caleb and Kate

By Cindy Martinusen-Coloma

Summary: Private school, rich friends, vacations in France--Kate has it all, except a belief in love.

When Kate's family purchases a hotel in the Pacific Northwest, she enters a world that is wholly unknown to her. She never has any privacy because of the constant flow of guests. And as the hotel owner's daughter, she struggles to make friends.

Then she meets Caleb, a strange combination of working-class, Hawaiian culture, and Christian bad boy. He talks about love in an all new way that she finds so alluring. But the two have nothing in common. He rarely smiles, rides a motorcycle with a rough crowd from town, and worst of all, he totally ignores Kate. But Kate has something that he needs and she resolves to prove to him that what she has doesn't define who she is.

My Thoughts: How can I describe this one? Well, first off, we are introduced to Kate. Kate comes off as a snobby rich girl to some people, but really she isn't. She's actually kind. We are also introduced to Caleb who isn't as wealthy as Kate's family and is transferring from Hawaii to her school. Their is a long held rivalry between their families and are persuaded not to become friends. Of course what happens? They fall in love! This story switches back and forth between each point of view (love stories like this) and we get to know each one as a person and it really helps with character development. There were some christian thoughts throughout the book (since most of Cindy's books include religion) but not an overly amount if your not religious. There is a lot of family dispute between Caleb and his grandfather and we realize there may be more to his story than what lies on the surface.

What happens with Caleb and Kate? Does Caleb return to Hawaii or stay for Kate? Do Kate and Caleb listen to their parents and decide not to see each other anymore?

This book is a good one if your looking for something light to read with romance sprinkled throughout the book. But, there is also a lot of family issues/family talks throughout the novel.

Overall: I enjoyed Caleb and Kate a lot. There is definitely an appeal that draws the readers in and lets them experience the romance between Caleb and Kate.

Cover: The cover is really romantic. I love the way the hands are angled, almost like they are holding hands but not quite and that is the way this book makes you feel. Like they want too, but there are so many obstacles in the way. I also like how his skin is a little more tan than Kate's. (He is Hawaiian).

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Christina T said...

I enjoyed your review of Caleb and Kate. I have been hearing good things about this book and I look forward to reading it even more.

CCL said...

Cindy, I just gave you an award over on my blog page! Please come over and check it out so you can pass it on!


Unknown said...

Sounds really good!

Samantha LeAnne said...

I'm so glad you liked it! I've been hearing awesome things about Caleb + Kate and I can't wait to read it. I loved Beautiful by Cindy and I've been itching for this one :)

writer girl said...

thanks for the review, ive added this book to me TBR list.


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