Here’s a book review by my lovely wife, Jessica.
I found Love On A Dime by Cara Lynn James to be a very enjoyable read. It was hard to put down.
I enjoyed how the author used the characters to teach many different lessons. Although the message was subtle, it became more evident as the story unfolded. It was a great reminder of how we need to lean on and trust God more in our lives. I like how she used Lilly to remind us that we need to trust the people in our lives who love us, trust them to forgive us and to still love us and wants the best for our lives, even if it conflicts with our own desires and beliefs.
As a mother, I was drawn to Lilly’s mother in the book. I felt for her as she struggled to allow her children to be who they were instead of who she thought they should be. Sometimes the pressure of society on us to have “the perfect children” makes us forget that mistakes and choices are the very things that make us who we are.
It was a great lesson, too, for those of us who try to do everything on or own, leaving God out of the equation, until we get desperate enough to let Him have control. Once we do this, He can work in our situations and then we can be at peace.
All in all, Love On A Dime was a good, enjoyable book. I would recommend this book to ladies of any age who enjoy a good, wholesome story.