A Billion Reasons Why

A Billion Reasons Why

by Kristin Billerbeck
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A Billion Reasons Why by Kristin Billerbeck

There are a billion reasons Kate should marry her current boyfriend.

Will she trade them all to be madly in love?

Katie McKenna leads a perfect life. She has a fulfilling job, a cute apartment, and a wedding to plan with her soon-to-be fiancé, Dexter. She can think of a billion reasons why she should marry Dexter. He’s everything she wants in a husband.

And then in walks Luc DeForges, her bold, breathtaking ex-boyfriend. Only now he’s a millionaire. And he wants her to go home to New Orleans to sing for a friend’s wedding. As his date.

But Katie made up her mind about Luc eight years ago, when she fled their hometown after a very public breakup. Yet there’s still a magnetism between them she can’t deny.

Katie thought her predictable relationship with Dexter would be the bedrock of a lasing, Christian marriage. But what if there’s more? What if God’s desire for her is a heart full of life? And what if that’s what Luc has offered all along?

"Katie and Luc dance off the pages of this book, making you fall in love with them and New Orleans. Full of surprises and romance." —Carolyne Aarsen, author of The Baby Promise

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595547910
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2011
Pages: 307
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Kristin Billerbeck is the author of numerous Christian novels, hitting the CBA bestseller list and winning the coveted ACFW Book of the Year in 2004 for What a Girl Wants and again in 2006 for With this Ring, I’m Confused. She has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, World Magazine, the Atlanta Journal Constitition and been seen on the "Today Show" for her pioneering role in Christian Chick Lit. She has a bachelor’s degree in advertising from San Jose State University.

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A Billion Reasons Why 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
Evangeline_Han More than 1 year ago
A Billions Reasons Why is about Katie McKenna, a schoolteacher in North California. Originally from New Orleans, she made the move to NC after being publicly humiliated by her then-boyfriend, Luc DeForges. Eight years has passed since the incident and she is now engaged to Dexter Hastings, a stable and committed Christian. One day, Luc shows up at the door of her classroom and convinces her to go back to her hometown to sing at his brother's wedding. But, multi-millionaire Luc has other plans in mind than just bringing her back to sing at the wedding. This book is under the Christian fiction romance category but if it wasn't for scattered mentions of a church and pastor, I thought that it didn't deserve to be in the Christian category. In a couple of chapters, there was a brief mention of an immoral incident that happened in the early years of Katie's and Luc's relationship. However, there was no mention of sorriness for what had happened and the remorse shown was only for the public humiliation. This book will definitely make an interesting read for chick lit fans, but for those who are looking for a completely wholesome Christian book, this won't be ideal.
TheDebtPrincess More than 1 year ago
I believe that the best way to judge a book is by three parameters. 1. The length of time it took to read the book. 2. The ability to put the book down and stop reading. 3. The number of emotions the book brought forth. I'm happy to say that "A Billion Reasons Why" met all of those requirements. I received this book Monday afternoon. It is currently midnight on Tuesday (well I guess technically Wednesday). I finished this book by 12pm this afternoon. Less than 24hours after receiving it. It was that good. I was drawn to this book the moment I read it's description. I am a true romantic. A believer in the Cinderella story. A seeker for that one passionate relationship that defines all future relationships. This book fit the bill
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love charm, southern romantic charm, then this is the book for you. It is full of classical refereces from Hepburn to 40's swing... give this a try and you will not regret it!
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A Billion Reasons Why has hands-down become a favorite book of mine! Prior to reading this, I was not familiar with Kristin Billerbeck. I am so glad to have been introduced to a new author... I've now read several more of her books, and they're funny, light-hearted, and all around great reads! In A Billion Reasons Why, you'll enjoy the sweet romance story of 2 people meant for each other all along... although there's a glitch ~ one of them is engaged to someone else! Get ready for some fun twists and turns! This book had me hooked, and it was hard to put down. I highly recommend it!
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NoBullBooks-SashaMclean More than 1 year ago
'A Billion Reasons Why' is a traditional romance novel, with a Christian slant, written by Kristin Billerbeck and published by Thomas Nelson. The back cover reads: "Katie McKenna leads a perfect life. She has a fulfilling job, a cute apartment, and a wedding to plan with her soon-to-be fiancé, Dexter. She can think of a billion reasons why she should marry Dexter. He's everything she wants in a husband. And then in walks Luc DeForges, her bold, breathtaking ex-boyfriend. Only now he's a millionaire. And he wants her to go home to New Orleans to sing for her childhood friend's wedding. As his date." I thought this book was alright. It wasn't anything spectacular, but it wasn't bad. It was nice to read, what I would call, an old school romance. It was however quite predictable, I think most people will have guessed the ending by the end of the first chapter. This book is a nice one to read if you want a light easy going read, and is a good option for those that want a more sedate romance novel, as opposed to the more "bodice-ripping" variety.
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drgnfly1010 More than 1 year ago
A vey fun and sweet story. Extremely well written. I felt that i was instantly transported to another world of swing dance, fedoras, and beautiful, elegant dresses. I love that world now. Katie was hurt by Luc a long time ago and it taught her a lesson she would always remember: be practical and dont feel anything. Now shes a special needs teacher practically engaged to the world's most boring and predictable man. Thus, she has every reason to marry him. He couldnt possibly cause her to hurt like Luc did. But then Luc begins to force his way back into her world, manipulating her to go home to New Orleans with him fir hos brother's wedding. She agrees so that she can get her ring from her mother and she and Dexter can make tge engagement official. She'd visit her mom, see a few old friends, sing at the wedding, and head home - and hopefully no one would remember her very public humuliation all those years ago. That was the plan. But when do things ever go as planned?
HeathersStitches More than 1 year ago
He's a handsome billionaire. She's not impressed. Katie McKenna has never loved any man but one: billionaire Luc DeForges. He was her first love. But there are a billion reasons why she's engaged instead to Dexter Hastings, a solid and stable man who wants the same things she does: marriage and a family but all of the things that she wants without the deep-seeded pain and fear of being abandoned that Luc brings. Dexter and she have worked an arrangement that's akin to faith without action, love without deeds -- a dead faith. Going home to New Orleans to sing for her childhood friend's wedding, Katie must search her heart to find out if any of her reasons for being with Dexter are stronger than love. Only when Katie steps fully into faith and jumps off the cliff of life into the arms of Luc does she understand the fullness of God's grace. I'll be honest here, I really tried to get into this book and I read the first 50 pages of every book to see if I can get into it. I had trouble from page 1. The story line is not to my liking. The plot is okay but it seems to follow every movie that has been made in the early 90's. Maybe that's why I couldn't really get into this book, I've seen all the movie's and have already figured out the ending. It was an okay book but not one for my "Keep" pile.
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mominasia More than 1 year ago
I love Kristin Billerbeck and have read as many of her novels as I can get my hands on. This one, however, was quite different from her others. It was slow moving in parts, and just seemed super unrealistic. It's about a woman who is really undecisive about her future, including whom to marry. She is also a lover of the 1940's and the way she and Luc (the main character) talk, it's as if they should be in a different era. I think if she made this book into a 1940's period book, it would have been better. Also, there was not as much mention of God as in her previous books, which was disappointing. At times, the plot was very hard to follow, and repetitive. It's still an ok read, but disappointing compared to her other novels.
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