Christian teen fiction. Caitlyn Summer, soon to be fifteen, must practice old-fashioned courtship with high parental involvement, but she has a terrible crush on shy Roland West and she has competition from a girl with no restrictions. As Caitlyn struggles to remain faithful to God, her parents, and herself, her best friend gets pregnant and might get an abortion. When Caitlyn discovers her mother's past mistakes, she begins to resent all the guidelines her parents expect her to follow.
The characters in Life-Changing Love face the questions: Who am I? Where am I headed? How am I going to get there?
|Publisher:||Theresa A Linden|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||761 KB|
|Age Range:||14 - 18 Years|
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Not only is Life-Changing love an entertaining read, but it's a great tool for launching conversations between teens and parents about their expectations for dating and relationships. Caitlyn Summers is in love with being in love. She yearns for her first boyfriend and her first kiss. And she knows just the boy to make those dreams come true: Roland West. Only Roland, despite the mixed signals he sends, is not interested in having a girlfriend. By contrast, Caitlyn's gorgeous best friend Zoe has gone from zero to well beyond the speed limit in mere days with Roland's dangerous older brother Jarret. When Jarret's twin Keefe returns from a trip to Italy with his father, he's changed -unwilling to allow Jarret to manipulate him, introspective, pious, and intrigued by Caitlyn. The lives of the West brothers and Caitlyn and Zoe turn topsy-turvy as they struggle to navigate obedience to their parents, the longings of their hearts, and the predicament Jarret and Zoe have created for themselves. Theresa Linden does an outstanding job of capturing the tension of the teenage years. The result is a moving story that shows the consequences of premature sexual relationships and the value of pursuing friendships that honor God and respect the dignity of each person.
(I really liked/loved it. 4 stars on Goodreads, 5 stars on Amazon.) It was so easy to relate to the characters in this novel, the second in a series by author Theresa Linden. If you're like me, you'll remember how hard it is to have a crush on a wonderful person of the opposite sex when you're shy or reserved but someone else interested in him or her is not! This is good Christian/Catholic reading with a wonderful story that demonstrates love and faith as life-changing motivators. I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.