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It Had to Be You
It Had to Be You
Author: Linda Windsor
ISBN-13: 9780739418123
ISBN-10: 0739418122
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 292
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Zondervan
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 1
Windsor's protagonists, Sunny and Dan, are two gorgeous, eligible Texans with high moral standards and no romantic baggage, although they are both pushing 30. They meet on a Thanksgiving cruise on which each has booked passage for purely family-centered, self-sacrificial reasons and screwball romantic comedy ensues. While the soon-to-be lovebirds are both dealing with the loss of parents, this grief and other negative emotions add little weight to the light-as-air atmosphere and candy-sweet tone of Windsor's fourth novel. Even the familiar convert-him-then-marry-him Christian romance trope is barely in play here; though Dan has strayed from the church a bit since his father's death, he is still far too devout to be described as lapsed. Moreover, Windsor seems unable to think of more than one argument for Sunny and Dan to have, so they simply repeat the same one three times. Despite the lack of any genuine obstacles to love, or perhaps because of it, the novel swims along genially from wacky day-trip hijinks and late night Lido deck heart-to-hearts to only slightly heated disagreements and finally, of course, to declarations of love. Except for occasional bouts of clichd language and ideas, Windsor's style is fresh and pleasing. Not for those who tire easily of gender stereotypes or bland, G-rated situation comedy, this novel is, however, perfect for Christians who seek simple entertainment that reflects and celebrates their values.
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY REVIEW
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Helpful Score: 1
This was an enjoyable, clean, light read.
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I enjoyed this book, but I did get a little tired of the "I'm a nurse" references.
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This is one of the funniest and heartwarming books I have ever read. I love this author!
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I found this book to be an easy read but also very heartwarming. A really good story. It was the first time I had read one of her books but it won't be the last one.It is just a really good wholesome story with lots of humor put in.
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Good read! A Crossings Book Club Edition.
Rancher Dan Jarrett, a true stickler for tradition, doesn't believe in the love-at-first-sight bug that bit his widowed mom.
Sunny Elders is determined. True, being paired with Dan Jarrett-time after timeafter time-might result in disaster, but it's no coincidence.
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A wonderfully funny story. Great reading!
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Funny, lighthearted love story.
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Cute story. Enjoyable!
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Loved it!
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funny, genuine, good read--topped off with characters that love the Lord--it's all good!