A few weeks back, I told you I’d be blogging for Celebrate Lit, a site that hosts blog tours for authors. As promised, read on for a book that may interest you. Don’t forget to enter for a chance to win a free copy of Taking Chances. https://promosimple.com/ps/1039c/taking-chances-celebration-tour-giveaway
About the Book
Book: Taking Chances
Author: Traci Wooden-Carlisle
Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 12, 2020
Friendship always seemed like the safest bet, but the possibility of love may make theirs a chance worth taking.
Almost from birth, Andrew Wolfe knew the majority of his life would be spent healing people. It’s a passion that he embraces with all of his being until a dark-haired, gray-eyed girl looks up from a pile of books between them and challenges the space in his heart for his first love.
Unsure if he can have Pietra along with the life he’s been destined, Andrew remains friends with Pietra for years without revealing his true feelings, but love won’t be denied forever.
Those who’ve met Pietra Rivera think she’s a shy but kind and generous woman with intelligence to rival the best minds in medicine, and they would be right.
They also believe that the ideal man for her would be an equally nice guy, with like ambitions who would move mountains for her and again they would be correct. But is Andrew that man or is she headed for heartbreak?
Will either of them take the chance at more than friendship with the other or will lifelong expectations and obligations keep them in the friend zone?
If you enjoy a clean, Christian romance, Taking Chances is just the book for you. Traci Wooden-Carlisle developed characters of faith who realistically struggled with life circumstances. An atypical circle of three best friends is formed by two gals and a guy. Andrew, Pietra, and Meghan have a close and platonic friendship, except that Andrew and Pietra hide their feelings for each other. As medical student residents, their busy lives find them crossing paths often. When another doctor shows interest in Pietra, complications begin.
Along with the hospital setting, the author delves into the world of Native American culture. Andrew has hidden facts about his heritage. He’s expected to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps in tribal medicine. He knows he can make a difference for his Native American people by merging modern medicine with herbal remedies. He struggles with decisions about his future. Should he move forward with modern medicine and decline a return to his tribe? Should he pursue a relationship with Pietra and take her to live with his people? Or do Andrew and Pietra deny their love and part ways?
Central to the conflict is a story of faith. The author’s faith spills over onto the pages of her novel. We see characters who make God the center of their decisions and their future. Well done, Traci Wooden-Carlisle!
I received a free copy of this book through Celebrate Lit. The review is my own.