Brush With Love

Brush With Love

by Lisa McKendrick

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ISBN-13: 9781462121250
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution
Publication date: 10/10/2017
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Brush With Love 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Heidi_Reads 9 months ago
There are so many things that appealed to me about this book! The theme of adoption and the struggle Lana had with being loved and expressing love was a strong one for me. I loved that she is an artist and I related to her on that level as well. The relationship with her friend Ingrid showed Lana's lighter side, and helped it not seem out of character when she connected with Walt even though it was not what she normally would have done. I loved the setting of rural Idaho with an array of characters in the community, including the sneaky and loveable LeVan who taught Lana more about life than she expected from their painting collaboration. There is heartache, humor, sweet romance, and the most memorable first kiss! There are some references to the characters belonging to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but this is a book that can be enjoyed by all with its universal Christian themes. (I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)
WishEnd More than 1 year ago
BRUSH WITH LOVE is a story full of heart, art, and romance. Set in a small town with wide open spaces, some fun characters, and a charming old man who is trying to do one more thing before he loses his battle to Alzheimers, will charm readers. While friendships and sweet romance will bring a smile to readers' faces and tug on their hearts. Christian and LDS romance readers are sure to adore this story! I loved this story! I loved the characters (even the quirky ones), the setting, the very sweet romance, the humor, and the relationships, particularly Lana's friendships with Ingrid, Walt and LeVan. I loved Lana from the beginning when her story pulled on my heart and then as she continues to deal with her traumatic beginning in trying to open her heart. I loved the banter and heated arguments between Lana and Walt and how I could always feel this flame between them, and the sweet way their relationship develops. There's this part with a slow dance that was swoon worthy in the sweetest way. Then there's LeVan... he is so much fun! I loved his mischievousness and wisdom. There are a few inspirational moments as well that resonated with me, like Lana's prayer towards the beginning on the beach. This element of the story is very light and not particularly religious specific enough to not do well with those of other faiths or those who don't mind a light religious aspect in their books. It lent some authenticity to the characters for who they are. In the end, was it what I wished for? Yes! I loved this story from beginning to end and the way it pulled on my emotions and left me happily-ever-after content! It's just what I needed. Content: Clean Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.
lilacqueen75 More than 1 year ago
If you had a chance of a lifetime to study your passion anywhere in the world, I doubt you'd pick Idaho, but that was Lana's luck of the draw. Lana's heart is ice because of a childhood trauma. As much as she wants to love, she just can't drop the barrier, even for herself. This summer art experience helps her grow in many ways, but I wanted it to come together a little bit more so that I could make sense of it. The characters are definitely quirky and hilarious, and I would have loved more depth to them. I felt a little left out at times, not understanding Walt's grandpa's situation very well, nor the situation between their family and another family. There were some people that I felt that I was supposed to hate, but it kind of fizzled as to why. I also wanted to see the connection between Lana and Walt develop--I wanted to be a fly on the wall and felt like I missed some key moments, although the ones that I got to experience were great. Lana was hard to related to because I don't think she even knows herself and she's got a huge wall up. Walt is very sweet and devoted to his grandpa, the one who is supposed to mentor Lana--his sweetness definitely won me over. All of that aside, this is a book with many facets that kept me reading because I honestly wanted to see how it would all end up and I wanted to see some happily ever afters happen. It was an interesting concept with a few loose ends. Content: mild religious references; mild romance with some light innuendo *I received a copy to review, which had no influence on my opinion.*