Book Review~ Discovering Sophie

Title: Discovering Sophie
Genre: Inspirational Romance
Author: Cindy Roland Anderson
Purchase Links: Amazon
Connect With the Author: Website, Facebook

Sophie Kendrick’s father has gone missing in the jungles of Costa Rica. Desperate for answers to his whereabouts, she decides to search for him herself. She hires Jack Mathison to guide her through the jungle, but the two of them seem to be at odds from the moment they meet. Sophie finds Jack conceited, sarcastic and, worse, very good-looking. He is totally not her type, so how could she possibly be attracted to him? 
Likewise, Jack can’t wait to be rid of Sophie and her optimistic outlook. Seriously, how could someone be that nice? Jack isn’t looking for a relationship, and finds the electrifying chemistry between the two of them completely annoying. His job is to lead Sophie to a remote village deep inside the rainforest—her father’s last known location. Still, the jungle is a dangerous place and Jack does everything in his power to protect Sophie, but who will protect his heart? 

I loved watching the development of the characters and their relationship. This is a great story of trust, forgiveness, and compassion for others. Both characters help each other discover who they really are throughout the course of the story. They run into several hiccups along the way, and there are several tense, heartbreaking moments where I just couldn't read fast enough. Overall, I really loved this book and look forward to reading more from this author.

This is a clean, Christian based book. However, it wasn't preachy so much as a telling of the character's own faith journey.

Sex? No.
Language? No.
Drugs and alcohol? Nope.
Religion? Yes, but not overpoweringly so.
Anything else I should know? Nope.

Cindy Roland Anderson has always had a penchant for chocolate and reading romance novels. Naturally, romance is what she loves to write—usually with chocolate. Cindy has won several awards for her writing, including first place with her bestselling novel Fair Catch. She hones her writing skills by attending workshops and conferences, and is active in a critique group with some awesome ladies. Cindy is a registered nurse and works in the newborn intensive care unit. She loves to bake, not cook (there is a difference!) and enjoys spending time with her family. Cindy and her husband John reside in Farmington, UT. They are parents to five incredible children. Over the past few years their family has expanded by adding a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law and two adorable grandchildren.