A Billion Reasons Why by Kristin BillerbeckA Billion Reasons Why by Kristin Billerbeck

A Billion Reasons Why

byKristin Billerbeck

Paperback | January 31, 2011

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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

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 ...
Title:A Billion Reasons WhyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.38 × 5.5 × 0.88 inPublished:January 31, 2011Publisher:Thomas NelsonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1595547916

ISBN - 13:9781595547910


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love is not Safe This e-book is about Katie, a teacher who returns home to New Orleans after an 8 year absence. She left after a very public humiliation. She is engaged to Dexter, who is safe but predictable. He seems okay at first, but he is cold water on Katie's fiery spirit. Her old boyfriend, Luc is back in her life, trying to discourage her from marrying Dex and trying to win her back at the same time. He is a multi-millionaire. Those don't come along every day, but hey, it's fiction after all.
Date published: 2011-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Inspirational Chick Lit Katie McKenna has a billion reasons why she should marry her current boyfriend Dexter. He's stable, a Christian and will make a good father. He is everything she has wanted in a husband. But a blast from the past is about to put those feelings in jeopardy. After being apart for eight years, her ex-boyfriend Luc DeForges has walked back into her life. Not only is he ready to commit to Katie, but he's not backing down. Will Katie be able to put their past, which includes a humiliating public breakup, behind her where it belongs? Or will she allow Luc to sweep her off her feet? Is God's desire for Katie a safe and predictable marriage or a heart full of life that only Luc can offer her? A Billion Reasons Why by Kristin Billerbeck is inspirational chick lit at its finest. Ms. Billerbeck has done it again. The main characters love of the 1940's and the beautiful locale of New Orleans give the book a few fresh twists. The characters are all endearing and have "real world" qualities. The only negative of the book that I had was what felt like gaps in the story. At times it felt like the plot was rushed. But this is a general concern I have with inspirational fiction and chick lit, and it doesn't ruin the book in this case. The backstory of Katie and Luc is held in suspense like many novels of this type. But Kristin Billerbeck has weaved it into the book masterfully, and reveals all necessary details at just the right time. If you are a fan of Kristin Billerbeck's you will not be disappointed in this book. And if you have never read a book of hers you should definitely pick this one up. It has the perfect amount of romance, inspiration and faith and this is definitely a lovely read. I received this book courtesy of Thomas Nelson and the BookSneeze program. The opinions expressed above are purely my own.
Date published: 2011-03-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A Clean Easy Reading Romance Definitely in the chick-lit category, this was a quick weekend type of read. Dealing with heart's desires and escaping hurts, the story was built around 2 different relationships in the main characters life, a past relationship full of passion and love and yet deep hurt and a current relationship she deemed "safe". When the past comes walking back into her life, Katie McKenna will have to face her feelings. In having to confront her past and everything in it, the main character must really take a deep look into her own heart and what makes her "her" and if she is willing to give up all that entails and to really ask herself what are her plans for her life and what are God's plans. In all honesty, the characters never really grabbed me and made me feel for them even as the story progressed. While the author does build the story and the character's backgrounds to let the reader see why they are acting and reacting to each other the way they are, sometimes the conversations just happened too quickly and changed track faster than appealed to my preferred style of reading. Also because of the genre of being chick lit romance, there was the expected descriptions of what feelings and thoughts they brought out in each other, which I tend to start scanning over. I really liked the character of "Mam", the main character's Mom, and thought she had some great quotable remarks as the story progressed. And I did find the descriptions of the differences of lifestyle and attitude between 2 different areas of the U.S. , New Orleans and California, a very interesting comparison and thought the author did a really nice job of bringing that into the story. If you enjoy the chick lit/romance genre and are looking for an easy weekend kind of read then you might enjoy "A Billion Reasons Why". Thanks to B & B Media & Thomas Nelson Publishing for providing the book free for an honest review. All opinions are expressed are my own.
Date published: 2011-03-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Nice Easy Read! I just finished reading, “A Billion Reasons Why” by Kristin Billerbeck. It is about woman named Katie that works as a teacher in California. Katie has decided to no longer risk her heart for love, and wants to play it safe. To her, Dexter is a safe and predictable man whom she is ready to marry – but is she ready to give him her heart? She is on the brink of becoming engaged to Dexter, when Luc, a boyfriend from the past, comes back into her life. It has been 8 years since Luc publicly refused Katie’s proposal in New Orleans and Katie has moved on with her life. Luc, a multi-millionaire, offers Katie an opportunity to fly home to get the one thing she wants – her grandmother’s ring. Although her plans is to spend as little time with Luc as she can, he has other plans and attempts to win her heart again. I love the setting of New Orleans and all of the character that comes out throughout the story. They characters have southern hospitality and definitely enjoy the foods of the south. It is a story of romance, broken hearts, and dancing! It is an easy read and great with a cup of tea.
Date published: 2011-02-01

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