As Time Goes by (The Californians #2)
For five years handsome Jeff Taylor has wanted to apologize to Bobbie Bradford in person. But she left town the day after the humiliating episode at the picnic and never returned. Older now, Jeff has grown in his faith and as a man. Still, the news that Bobbie is returning to Santa Rosa while considering Cleve Ramsey’s proposal of marriage comes as a shock. Will their frie...more
"Bobbie Bradford wasn't the prettiest girl in town, but Jeff Taylor had no right to hurt her.
For five years Jeff had wanted to apologize to Bobbie in person. But she had left town the day after the humiliating espisode at the picnic and never returned. Jeff was older now. He had grown in his faith and as a man. Still, the news that Bobbie was returning...more
Both Bobbie and Jeff have grown up in the five years since the incident at the lagoon. Both feel a little awkward when Bobbie first starts to work for the Taylor's, but they soon become great friends.
Jeff is once again dating Sylvia, but confused by how angry she is a...more
To read more, check out my full book review on my blog post for 30 March 2012 at http://carriedaws.com/?p=711
In this particular book, I appreciated the fact that Wick resisted the urge to have Bobbie outgrow her plain looks. Bobbie learned to work with what she had, but there was never a "Good heavens, Miss Sakamoto! You're beautiful" moment where Bobbie whips off her glasses and is suddenly stunning.
Moral Note: Clean
This whole series is one of my favorite comfort reads.
I think part of the reason I've always enjoyed this love story so much is because the heroine doesn't suddenly "become beautiful" but rather grows into herself and grows in Christ, and she becomes beautiful to the hero as he gets to know the true her. Great story.
Lori Wick is known as one of the most versatile Christian fiction writers on the market today. From pioneer fiction to a series set in Victorian England to a contemporary novel, Lori's books (over 5 million in print) continue to delight readers and top the Christian bestselling fiction list. Lori and her husband, Bob, live in Wisconsin with "the three coolest kids in the world."