Friday, August 7, 2009

Altared Plans

All girls dream of their wedding day. Many even plan out the very details of that special day. In Rebecca Cornish Talley’s new book, Altar-ed Plans, this happens to be the case for Caitlyn Moore. Her day would be perfect, until her groom catches a plane to NYC and leaves her abandoned on the steps of the LA temple.
Broken-hearted and depressed, Caitlyn returns to BYU to continue her education. She avoids her friends and any kind of social gathering, outside of attending church and classes. When her bishop calls her to be the FHE “mom,” her life takes a sudden detour from the road she had traveled since she’d been dumped at the altar. The FHE “dad,” Travis, is obnoxious, bossy, and a cowboy! And he appears to be interested in her. Caitlyn does everything she can to resist his charms but finds herself longing to spend her time with him. Frightened and confused, she denies her feelings and does her best to blow him off. But that darn cowboy just won’t take no for an answer! Yet, she can’t help but be attracted to him and begins to lose her heart to him.
After nearly a week of ‘not really’ dating, Travis is in a bad car accident and goes through surgery and leaves BYU in order to recoup. Caitlyn waits anxiously for his call but when the phone doesn’t ring for five months, she finally tries to move on and date again. Then, with an unexpected call from Travis her life is flipped upside-down once more and she must decide what it is that she really wants for her future.
Ms. Talley has done a wonderful job of illustrating the trials of heartbreak and trust that so many young people experience in today’s world. This journey will carry you to the depths of despair and buoy you with the elation of love. Altar-ed Plans is an enjoyable and fun novel that everyone is sure to love! Learn more about Rebecca Cornish Talley on her website or check out her blog.


Rebecca Talley said...

Thank you so much, Rachel. What a nice review. Thanks!!

Cami Checketts said...

I love her cover! I can't wait to read this book. Thanks for sharing Rachel,