Now that Maya Davis is engaged to her longtime friend and sweetheart, Jack, there should be no more worrying about the future, no more questioning God. Everything should be perfect, right? Actually, it’s just the opposite: Things are complicated. Where are they going to live? What kind of wedding do they want?
And when Jack is offered a once-in-a-lifetime job in Seattle, things begin to unravel even more. Can Maya trust that God is in control even when things seem to be a disastrous mess?
Maya’s humor very dry and tongue-in-cheek humor makes a reprisal appearance in this last installment of the Maya Davis series. In this book Maya discovers that wedding planning isn’t all flowers and cake; instead, a couple has to come to terms with the reality of merging their individual lives into one partnership.
I can see why this book is characterized by most as “Young Adult Fiction” because it lacks a certain complexity in the plot. A lot of the story was taken up with coffee orders, deciding where/what to eat, driving back and forth, watching tv…basically day-to-day redundancy. I definitely think that some of this could have been edited out and replaced with more information about Maya and Jack’s relationship. I think the repetitiveness of particular aspects made the book feel like it was progressing slowly and sometimes had me wondering “Do I need to know how many people order a cinnamon latte in one day?”
The redemptive element of this book is Maya’s continual growth in her relationship with God and how she looks to His Word for encouragement and guidance. Her journey was authentic and relatable as many of us have faced pivotal moments in our lives that could only be weathered by recognizing that God has a plan that has our best interest and happiness in mind.
I recommend this series for teenagers and young adults looking for an introduction to inspirational fiction or a book about godly relationships (this is a very tame inspirational romance).
**Thank you to NavPress for providing a review copy**