Lily Walsh has spent all of her 24 years as a missionary's daughter on the Asian island of Kashien. Isolated from the western world, she devours the letters she receives from her brother in Hawaii. When her father reluctantly allows Lily to visit Jeff, she is thrilled-until he is called away.
Left with the Kapaia family, Lily awakens to a new understanding of God's love and of who she was created to be. Returning home, her deepening friendship with Gabe Kapaia and her faith are tested by her father's increasingly stern ways. Will her obedience cost her the desire of her heart?
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This beautiful love story is a classic for Lori Wick. You have your conflict, your love, and the encouraging family. But besides that, there is a great and enduring message of God’s love and his plans for us.
So what did I like about it?
· I love how adoption is a constant message of this book. I mean, I wholly believe in adoption, and the encouraging views of it (that also includes the difficulties) is absolutely wonderful.
· I think that Gabe is an amazing man. His love for God, his willingness to help Lily adjust to the way of America, and his faith in God’s plans are just too sexy for words.
· Learning about the Asian culture was pretty neat. I don’t have a lot of knowledge about it, so to read about it in a book was pretty unique for me.
Overall, I think this book is pretty good. Highly recommend this book.