Monday, June 3, 2013

Book Review: A CHANGE OF PLANS by Donna K. Weaver

I'm so thrilled to be part of the blog tour for Donna's new book! Donna is a dear friend, and I'm so happy to participate. Not only do I get to participate in the blog tour, but there is a Rafflecopter giveaway associated with it too! Five lucky people will get an ebook of choice from Rhemalda Publishing. Make sure to enter at the bottom!

Back Cover Blurb 
When twenty-five-year-old Lyn sets off on her cruise vacation, all she wants is to forget that her dead fiancé was a cheating scumbag. What she plans is a diversion uncomplicated by romance. What she gets is Braedon, an intriguing young surgeon. He's everything her fiancé wasn't, and against the backdrop of the ship's make-believe world, her emotions come alive.
Unaware of the sensitive waters he navigates, Braedon moves to take their relationship beyond friendship—on the very anniversary Lyn came on the cruise to forget. Lyn's painful memories are too powerful, and she runs off in a panic.

But it's hard to get away from someone when you're stuck on the same ship. Things are bad enough when the pair finds themselves on one of the cruise's snorkeling excursions. Then paradise turns to piracy when their party is kidnapped, and Lyn's fear of a fairy tale turns grim.  

My Review
I have been dying to read A CHANGE OF PLANS since before Donna's contract with Rhemalda was signed, and it definitely did not disappoint.

There were so many things I loved about the book, but one of the things I really appreciated is Donna's attention to detail. I really became immersed in the various settings. I felt like I was on the cruise ship. I felt like I was on the various islands. I felt in the story. I also appreciated the detail she gave to characters; Lyn's hair got icky and Braedon didn't always smell nice. It's those types of details that make a story really come alive for me. 

The characters are so rich, likeable, and real...especially Lyn and Braedon. I also am a huge Jori fan. (Read the book to fall in love with Jori yourself.) I was emotionally invested in the story and the characters from the end of chapter one. I loved watching Lyn and Braedon's relationship. I loved that they fought. They were a couple I constantly rooted for and I just was dying for them to succeed.

The book took a couple of unexpected twists and turns for me, and ended up being not quite what I expected. I love it when a book does that. I was drawn in from page one and finished the book with a happy sigh. An adorable story that I loved!

Buy Links
Amazon * kindle * B&N * nook * Goodreads * Rhemelda Store

Author Bio

Donna K. Weaver is a Navy brat who joined the Army and has lived in Asia and Europe.

Because she sailed the Pacific three times as a child, she loves cruising and wishes she could accrue enough vacation time to do more of it with her husband.

Donna and her husband have six children and eight grandchildren who live all over the world.
At fifty, Donna decided to study karate and earned her black belt in Shorei Kempo.

After recording city council minutes for twenty years, Donna decided to write something a little longer and with a lot more emotion--and kissing.

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Donna K. Weaver said...

Thank you so much for the kinds words, Lindzee. It makes me so happy that you enjoyed the story.

lady reader said...

This is a fantastic post. Love the review! Thanks so much for sharing. xo