"Seek not your destiny, for it is seeking you."
In the wake of personal tragedy, two people meet on a humanitarian mission in Peru. Christine is a shy, unadventurous woman whose fiancé broke off the engagement only a week before the wedding, and Paul is a former emergency room doctor whose glamorous lifestyle, stellar reputation, and beautiful fiancée are cruelly snatche...more
That being said, it's probably not one I'll re-read: a little too cliche. Porcelain beauty who faints at the sight of spiders falls for manly man with a gloomy past who wields a machete and has a soft spot for orphaned children... Love at first sight, twists of fate, one nursing the other during a terrible illness, etc. The ro...more
What helped make it more real was going to the author's website and seeing video footage from El Girasol. That was cool!
I really liked this book. I love happy endings!
This Book is about Christine who's fiancé dumps her a week before the wedding which sends her into depression. To get her out of this 'funk' Jessica, her best friend, signs them up for a humanitarian trip to Peru where she falls in love with Paul. Along the trails of Peru, Christine has to decide what to do about her new love and old love. When Martin her ex, shows up she has to make a decision. In the end she has to choose between a safe ride through life or a dangerous yet loving...more
I don't have much to say about this story, other than it was sweet and made me smile in numerous spots. I think its awesome that Dr. Paul Cook found his calling in the orphanage in Peru and he does sound quite dreamy. It was an easy read, but that doesn't take away from the sincerity of the story. It left me wanting more out of life, and wanting me to give more to not just my life, but ot...more
August 4, 2012: I read this book for the second time and I'm proud to say that I liked it better the second time than the first!
I love Richard Paul Evans' writing style. Many of his books use short, mostly one line journal entries to help tell the story and this is also present in The Sunflower. It gives you an inside emotion to the character while reading that I enjoy. Both Christine and Paul were well defined characters as well as the other characters in the b...more