Summer Storms [NOOK Book]

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Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne ravage Orlando in the summer of 2004. Elizabeth Reynolds, a hotel concierge in downtown Orlando, is experiencing her own personal summer storms
After months of dreaming and searching for a home to restore, Lizzie finds the perfect opportunity only to face possible destruction from Hurricane Charley. She is counting on her contractor Jeffrey for help, but he is distracted and grieving the loss of his...
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Summer Storms

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Overview

Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne ravage Orlando in the summer of 2004. Elizabeth Reynolds, a hotel concierge in downtown Orlando, is experiencing her own personal summer storms
After months of dreaming and searching for a home to restore, Lizzie finds the perfect opportunity only to face possible destruction from Hurricane Charley. She is counting on her contractor Jeffrey for help, but he is distracted and grieving the loss of his fiancé Camylle.
Just when her home is repaired, a new storm wreaks havoc at work as Hurricane Frances bears down and the Hotel Lago staff have to host a wedding with international guests.
Lizzie learns that sometimes the most destructive storms are those of the heart.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013311787
  • Publisher: Redemeption Fiction
  • Publication date: 10/14/2011
  • Series: Seasons of Faith, #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 285
  • File size: 198 KB

Meet the Author

Rebekah is a Florida native and a graduate of Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Fl. A love of history, research and journaling led naturally to a passion for writing.
Rebekah is a Christian with a heart for new beginnings. She believes we are human and make mistakes but through God’s grace and repentance there is forgiveness.
Summer Storms is the debut novel in the Seasons of Faith series focusing on young professionals establishing their careers while learning to over come the ghosts of the past to embrace the challenges of the future.
She currently is working on the next book in the Season of Faith series as well as the first novel in the Coastal Chronicles.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2012

    Four hurricanes, an abandoned house and a man with a broken heart.

    Four hurricanes, an abandoned house and a man with a broken heart. Having lived through the 4 hurricanes of 2004 I could really relate to this book. Lizzie, a busy young professional is trying to find a home to pour her heart into. She finally finds a house then along comes the hurricanes.

    At work she is trying to assure her guests have the vacation they desire, along with a dream wedding, while hoping and praying her house isn't being damaged in the storms.

    Her contractor Jeffrey is fighting his own battle as he grieves the untimely loss of his wife. Will Jeffrey's best friend and Lizzie be able to lead him to acceptance and healing?

    This is an engaging read set in trendy downtown Orlando. I highly recommend it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 17, 2012

    If this book is any indication of what we can expect from Rebek


    If this book is any indication of what we can expect from Rebekah Lyn in the future, then we are in store for some great reading experiences. We can definitely look forward with great anticipation! The author writes with such clarity and fluidity and before you know it, you are engulfed in the story. The characters are very believable and simply come alive before your eyes. I hated for this story to end. The truth that resonates is that a relationship with God is relevant for successfully navigating through the "storms" we all face on this journey called "life". I highly recommend this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 7, 2012

    I was given a copy of the book by the author's publicist. If you

    I was given a copy of the book by the author's publicist. If you dismiss Christian fiction as sappy or shallow or "chick lit," you'll miss really fine books like this one. It isn't really a romance. It's certainly not women's fiction. Several male characters get a lot of ink, men flawed, fine, and being refined.
    It's mostly about loss. Lizzie and Jeffrey have each lost something. As they deal with their losses they either create storms or calm them. There are real, physical storms in the book (it takes place in Florida during hurricane season). But the storms and calms in people's lives will keep readers guessing, about who will stir one up or calm one down next.
    Lizzie is a wonderful character. She bakes cookies, dozens of them at a time. She stands up to selfish, irrational people on a daily basis and helps and comforts helpless ones at times. She works hard cleaning up some big messes, physical and spiritual. Her story reminded me of how God works to draw people to Himself and to clean them up. Lizzie has to deal with serious setbacks in the process, and so does God. She also has to just buckle down and ride out storms sometimes.
    The author clearly loves creating characters, and if there's a flaw in the story, it's that some people detract a little from the main plot when they don't seem that important. But it's not confusing, not stuffed with characters a reader can't begin to keep up with. There are some typos and homophone errors but they don't detract that much.
    There is a romantic aspect to the story and it was quite a surprise to me. Nobody goes through the book on a seesaw of attraction and repulsion. That is a big plus. I can't stress enough that it's not just a book for women. The portrayal of men is very different from the common "men are scum" or just plain weak or overly emotional. Strong men, good examples, men who love their wives are all here. So are men who are willing to learn and grow.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2012

    Refreshing

    Summer Storms is not a story that I expected. With descriptions and twists like the winds in a storm, I found myself feeling as if I could visualize every scene and looked forward to what would happen next. It's not as predictable a story as you may think which helped keep my interest. The characters were well developed and seemed like people I would come across in every day life. I could relate to Lizzie's thoughts & feelings and the spiritual theme while not overbearing, is present and I found that refreshing. Personally, I don't care for the typical romance novel because it seems to be more focused on who is doing what with who and how soon. That isn't a love story. However, Summer Storms is a story of friendship, caring, spirituality and yes love, but love for friends and family as well as romantic love. I'm looking forward to reading Rebekah Lyn's next book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 10, 2012

    Highly Recommend - Enjoyable!

    If you have ever wondered what it would be like to live in Central Florida, the land of magical vacations, fancy resorts, and hard-working people who make it happen-then this book is for you. It is well written with interesting characters, locales and subject matter. Summer Storms is also a book written from the heart, and you will find yourself enjoying Elizabeth's walk with God as she seeks His plan for her life. Her determination to make a life for herself in the busy Orlando area is commendable and believable, and it is fun to read about her everyday challenges. Lizzie takes a on a major renovation project on an old house, "rides-out" a dangerous storm at work, and even tries to find romance along the way. You will not be disappointed if you decide to purchase this enjoyable book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

    Definitely recommend!! Quick read

    If you like romance with a christian value then this is the book for you. It keeps you engaged. I couldn't stop reading it. I love how the characters are all entwined. You couldn't tell at first how Jeffrey, Ian and Lizzie would all be connected, but as you keep reading it all comes together so nicely.

    Great job to Rebekah for her first published book. Can't wait to read more from this author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 2, 2013

    I really enjoyed this book! It was a good Christian romance. It

    I really enjoyed this book! It was a good Christian romance. It can be hard to find good, clean, well written books but I really look forward to more from Rebekah Lyn! I would definitely recommend it.

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  • Posted April 15, 2013

    Summer Storms by Rebekah Lyn was a most enjoyable book about the

    Summer Storms by Rebekah Lyn was a most enjoyable book about the ups and downs in the life of Lizzy Reynolds. She has finally moved on after the death of her mother and father and loves her work as the concierge at Hotel Lago in downtown Orlando, Florida. Lizzy lives outside the city but her dream is to own one of the historic houses in the downtown area. In searching for a more affordable place to live, she finds a house for rent in the historic district that she can afford. However, there is a big problem. The house has been vacant for years and is in need of a great many repairs and the yard could pass for a jungle. After praying, soul searching, and going over and over her budget, Lizzy decides to rent the house. One of the most touching parts of the book was the way that so many people pitched in to help Lizzy repair the house. Two of the main helpers were Emma and Ron who were “adopted” parents.




    Jeff Robbins has refused to enter the family business of real estate which caused a break with his parents. He is very happy as the contractor in charge of building a high rise in the downtown area. Jeff meets Lizzy when she brings cookies to the work site for the workers and he is intrigued by her and also somewhat attracted to her. He offers to help with the repairs on her home and through him she then meets Ian who does a great deal of work on the house. Ian is also quite attracted to Lizzy and they share a common bond in the fact that they are both Christians and they also want to see Jeff become a Christian.




    All the repairs were finally finished but then disaster struck when two hurricanes hit Orlando and did a great deal of damage to the house. Now Lizzy has to decide if she even wants to repair the damage or just give up on the house.




    The author did a great job developing the plot, characters, dialogue, scene descriptions, and describing the action taking place. I felt as if I were walking the streets of the historic district with Lizzy and I was standing on the sidelines watching as she was dealing with difficult people checking into the hotel or demanding a special services. There was some romance in the book but it was not the main focus. The book had enough suspense to keep any reader happy. I would think I had the plot all figured out and immediately it would change. I was a little surprised at the ending but it was a very good one.




    I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes a well written and easy to read book that is also a great Christian story.




    Thank you to the Author/Publicist for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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    Posted January 9, 2013

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