Growing up with a distant mother and absentee father, Michelle’s childhood has been far from idyllic. Her only attention comes from her partying friends and the guys who are more than happy to give her the affection she longs for. But when one party goes wrong, Michelle’s family hatches a plan to get her out of Chicago and away from her so-called friends.
College plans are low on Michelle’s priority list, especially with no money to pay for it, until her grandparents offer to foot the bill for her entire tuition. There’s just one catch. Michelle must choose between three schools – all hours away from Chicago and all Christian colleges.
Michelle’s reluctant choice leads her to an unfamiliar place, where she’s faced with new relationships and unexpected decisions that could change her life and her heart forever.
PG-13 for sensuality
What I Loved: I’ve been a Krista Noorman fan for a while now and if there’s one thing I can count on Noorman for, it’s creating characters you can relate to. She did it again with Until Then. One of the areas that shined the most to me was the genuine remorse over sin that Krista was able to bring to life on the pages. Our heroine, Michelle, hasn’t lived the life of a saint and we see the destroying power of sin very clearly in this novel. I was greatly impressed with the deep regret Michelle showed throughout the novel at various moments. In Goodbye, Magnolia, we meet Michelle but we’re not left with a great impression of her so it was wonderful to get her side of the story and see a character worth loving.
Until Then, as the blurb rightly warns, is a more mature story. Younger readers should beware of this. However, it’s a beautiful story of redemption and a great lesson on sexual purity.
Rating and Recommendations: I’m giving Until Then 5 stars and I recommend it to those who enjoy Christian Fiction with a feel of reality woven in.
Note: Until Then is book 2 of The Cornerstone Series. Goodbye, Magnolia and Until Then overlap in areas and technically could be read in either order. However, the author recommends reading Goodbye, Magnolia first.
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~I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.