About the Book
Book: Summer Plans and Other Disasters
Author: Karin Beery
Genre: Women’s Romantic Fiction
Release date: April 2021
Elementary school music teacher Callie Stevens thinks she’s finally figured out God ’s plan for her life—she even made a list to keep her on track. Moving in with her brother and reconnecting with her ex-boyfriend are at the top of the list. What ’s not on the list is running into her childhood crush, Ryan. God wanted her to connect with Kyle, right? Trying to figure out God ’s plan is hard enough. But a dating-averse older brother, the young blonde who adores him, a pregnant best friend, and Callie ’s continual mishaps make her wonder whether her best-laid plans were truly God-inspired.
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I absolutely love audiobooks, being a mommy multi-tasker I find it hard to sit down and commit to books. My kids always leave me starting and stopping them, and honestly I’m too tired at the end of the day to get past one chapter before I doze off. I often find myself secretly wishing all the books that I want to read were on audiobook, as it’s easier to fit them into my day to day. I really loved the narrator for this audiobook, she really brought the story alive! She had a great tone, and great voices for all the characters. I was wonderfully paced, and I really enjoyed listening it.
The story and characters in this book were charming and romantic. I loved all the banter between the them, and the audiobook really brought the relationships to life! The story line reminded me of Proverbs 16:9
The heart of man plans his ways, but the Lord establishes his steps”Proverb 16:9
This book was a great reminder of how when we set our hearts on the Lord, and delight in Him, He will illuminate our paths as we anchor our hope in Him. This story made for a perfect end of summer read!
About the Author
Karin Beery grew up in a small, rural Michigan town where she wrote her first novel in high school. She’s still writing today, telling contemporary stories with a healthy dose of romance. When she’s not writing fiction, she’s editing or teaching it. And when she’s not doing that, she enjoys time at home with her husband and fur babies, once again living in a small, rural Michigan town.
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I discovered audiobooks two years ago, and they have changed my life! Now I look forward to long car rides and endless hours cleaning and cooking. Well, I don’t really look forward to the cleaning and cooking, but at least the chores are tolerable because I just turn on a new book and listen to a story while I work! I know I’m not the only one who multitasks with audiobooks. I had a few friends ask me when my books would be available in audio form so they could listen—with long commutes and families at home, they prefer listening to their books in the quiet of the car.
That’s why I’m so excited to bring Summer Plans and Other Disasters to audiobook, and I’m just as excited about my narrator, Jasmine Zhwalen. Summer Plans was my first published book, and now it will be Jasmine’s first too. As soon as I heard her audition, I knew I wanted her to give Callie, Jack, Stacey, and Ryan their voices. Considering it’s the first go-round for both of us, I think it turned out pretty well!
Thanks for listening!
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