Never Say Never
Kai Miller floats through life like driftwood tossed by waves. She's never put down roots -- and she doesn't plan to. But when a chaotic hurricane evacuation lands her in Daily, Texas, she begins to think twice about her wayfaring existence. And when she meets hometown-boy Kemp Eldridge, she can almost picture settling down in Daily -- until she discovers he may be promise...more
if I fear the author is going to pound the pulpit and riffle her Bible in my
face. So I've no idea what possessed me to read this book. What's really
even more surprising to me is that I enjoyed it. This book is squeaky clean
for those of you who take that into consideration when deciding what you
You are immediately introduced to three charming older women. They're all
going to take a cruise for the first time in t ...more
"Never Say Never" was so much more than what I expected! I thought it would be fluffy chick lit, but it was a meaningful, heartfelt story of two women flung together during a natural disaster.
The story is told in alternating chapters, told by twenty-something Kai Miller and 70 year old Donetta Bradford. Kai floats through life with no roots and has no connections to her family, which fell apart when her younger brother pass ...more
What I loved about the book were the many secondary characters that we are introduced to and how, despite the amount, they only add to the story and don’t overwhelm the story or the main characters. I liked that they added to the overall story, the main charact ...more
This book sounded good but for me, I never really became fully immersed in the book or the ...more
When the three get closer to Perdida they notice ...more
Donetta is back to narrate half of Never Say Never, the third in Lisa Wingate’s delightful Daily, Texas, series. I’d been waiting to read this final book and Lisa kindly shared a copy for me to review. Just like a slice of Imagene’s pecan pie, you can’t wait to dig in, then want to savor every last bite.
The story kicks off as Donetta, Imagene and Lucy head off to take a cruise. Except Hurrican ...more
The other main chara ...more
The whole idea of a hurricane was very new to me. I've never read another book about one. It was interesting to see the chaos that ensues during evacuation. I liked that Lisa also inclu ...more
I started this book (Never Say Never by Lisa Wingate) assuming it would be an easy read, but a fairly simplistic, predictable, and possibly even cheesy love story. Instead I found a heartwarming, light-hearted read that dug a little deeper. The story line was not completely centered in a romance, although that did play a bit of a part (allow me my guilty pleasure, people!!)
I found myself immersed in the chara ...more
I love Lisa Wingate's books, especially the small town flair and character. Being a Texan, some of the dialect seems a bit exaggerated, but that's what makes it fun. Never Say Never reunites readers with the characters they already know an ...more
One of the rescuers, Kemp riding up top of the post drill with a chain saw in his hand will be long remembered. The reader once again gets to enjoy the goings on in Daily, Texas with Donetta, Imagene, and Lucy whom we met in another of Lisa Wingate's books "T ...more
The characters were fun and I enjoyed them. They were quirky and unique. Donetta and her Southern hospitality was such fun. The ending was fun and mysterious, making for my favorite part. There were light hearted moments of laughter and fun and the town of Daily, Texas was its own character with a memorable setting and residents.
But in my opinio ...more
Kai Miller floats through life like driftwood tossed by waves. She's never put down roots in any one place--and she doesn't plan to. But when a chaotic hurricane evacuation lands her in Daily, Texas, she begins to think twice about her wayfaring existence. And when she meets hometown-boy Kemp Eldridge, she can almost picture settling down in Daily--until she discovers he may be promised to someone else. Daily has always been a place of refuge for those the wind blows in, but for Kai, ...more
1) The memorable presence of unusual animal metaphors -
-We ain't got the sense of a goat!
- When Imagene finds this out, she'll be like a badger in a barrel.
- as likely as hogs in toe shoes
- hoppin' around like a field mouse on a hot tar patch
- Imagene was on this like a coonhound on a tree
- that boy looked moony as a coyote.
2) So much less romance than the other two in this series. Kai and Kemp meet in the end of chapter 12 out of total 26 ...more
Featured in this book are the voices of Donetta Bradford, who was a character one wouldn't miss in the first two installments ...more