Spring Raine by Delia Latham (review by Kristi)


About the book: An uncharacteristic, last-minute decision to do something “wild and crazy” before entering the stressful world of forensic science sends Raine Presley to Cambria, California. Against a cloud of disapproval from her slightly manipulative, over-protective parents, she signs a seasonal lease at the beautiful Paradise Pines Lodge…and winds up over her head in life and love.

Declan Keller’s just minding his own business—literally—when Raine drops into his world and turns it upside down. He’s far too busy carving beautiful shapes out of chunks of wood to be babysitting a gal from Pasadena. Even so, his father’s promise to an old friend obligates him, despite a looming deadline that could make or break his career in the art world. He’s praying for anything but Raine when she comes along.

Neither Declan nor Raine is prepared for the seemingly divine influence of Paradise Pines—and Miss Angelina Love. A mysterious lady who may or may not own the lodge, Miss Angie possesses an amazing talent for mending ruffled feathers, spouting proverbs, and somehow bending even the most determined of hearts to the power of love.

Kindle Edition,        Published February 24, 2017, by Pelican Book Group


My review:   Spring Raine is a quick and easy read. It is a combination of mystery, self-discovery, and romance. This book is one that readers will be thinking about long after they’ve read the last word.

There is quite the unique cast of characters in this book with Miss Angelina Love being the most unique of all. She had such a calming and graceful presence in the book that her scenes were always delightful to read. She always knew what to say and when to say it. Raine, the main character, is easy to relate to and even though I didn’t care for him at first Dec turned out to be a nice guy.

The author had such a way with words in this book and her descriptions of places were so detailed. The way she described the butterfly garden and the elephant seals made me feel as if I were there. This added to the story and almost made the places extra characters in the book.

While there are a lot of bible verses included the book never seems to have a preachy feel. The bible verses fit into the story nicely and are just as much a natural part of the story as the physical locations and the characters thoughts and feelings.

This was my first book by this author and it won’t be the last. I like her ability to tell a story that is entertaining and has a message to it. Pick up a copy of this book today. You will be glad you did.

I received a free copy of this book from the author and was not required to write a review. All opinions are mine.


About the author:  Delia Latham is a born-and-bred California gal, currently living in a small Texas town with her husband Johnny. She’s a Christian wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend—but above all, she treasures her role as princess daughter to the King of Kings.
A former newspaper Staff Writer and frequent contributor to her hometown’s regional publication, Bakersfield Magazine, she has also freelanced projects to a public relations firm and various magazines; has compiled, edited, and designed cover art for various Kindness Incorporated projects; and sold greeting card verse.
She loves hearing from her readers, so drop in and say hello at any of the venues listed below—you’ll make her day!

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