We just finished book club and had a fantastic time as usual! We spent most of the time catching up, snacking on delicious treats and sweets, and then discussing the book. Just about everyone agreed that this book was a tough read and was relieved to get through it and move on to a lighter book. The next book we selected is perfect for summer and reminds me of a summer romance novel that you would read on the beach. We chose 'Under a Maui Moon' by Robin Jones Gunn and here is a short summary of the book:
Carissa doesn’t know who she is anymore. She and her husband, Richard, are recent empty nesters and Richard is spending more and more time at work and Carissa’s boss informs her that she’s been “let go.” She wonders where God is in all of this since He doesn’t seem to be around to protect her—and she’s already stopped trusting her husband.
In the midst of her world tilting off center, she’s offered time at a hideaway on Maui. Hiding seems like the best way to respond to life’s overload, and the thought of being alone sounds like just the right balm to soothe her wounded heart.
The languid Hawaiian sun, white beaches, and warm-hearted people bring respite, but meeting handsome Kai causes Carissa to toy with the idea of being romantically involved with him. Then, under a Maui moon, she looks to God for guidance and hope for the future. That’s when she discovers His hand still is on her life, and that love is closer than she ever realized.
I can already tell that I will love getting lost in this book and plan on starting to read it this weekend on my patio under the beautiful Colorado sunshine!