Book Review: Out of the Blue

Happy Monday!!

Did you have a good weekend? Hope so! I did some reading and was happy to relax with a few good books. I’ll be doing book reviews sporadically of the ones I’ve been reading lately. Today I’ll be sharing my thoughts on Susan L. Tuttle’s Out of the Blue. You’ll definitely want to add this to your TBR pile. Grab a cup of tea (or coffee) and read on!

About the Book

Falling in love again wasn’t on her checklist, but he’s about to pencil it in.

Nate Reynolds’s ugly history has dogged him long enough. He has spent years reforming himself, but there has to be a purpose for all the pain in his youth. When he discovers the perfect campground for rehabbing juvenile delinquents, he sees his chance for redemption. Even if it means butting heads with the owner’s granddaughter, Gwen Doornbos, a woman who, for all her sharp edges, possesses a heart similar to his. The more time he spends with her, the more he envisions a future he once thought impossible.

Four years ago, Gwen Doornbos lost her husband at the hands of a troubled teen. Her dream of ministering to kids died with him, and she returned home to help her grandfather run their family summer camp until his retirement. That day has finally arrived, except her grandfather has other plans for Camp Hideaway, and they include the irritatingly handsome Nate, a do-gooder with more brawn than sense who insists on bringing the past right to her door.

When an accident requires Gwen to temporarily assist Nate, she discovers that the campers challenge her in ways she’s not ready to face. Yet if she can find the courage to stay, the darkness that has shrouded her for so long may lift to reveal a love arriving out of the blue.

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My Thoughts

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Susan L. Tuttle is one of my auto-buy authors. From her very first book, I’ve been a fan and each book keeps getting better and better.

Out of the Blue has some deep topics but Ms. Tuttle handles them with doses of humor, balloon fights, and a slow burn romance that will have you swooning.

Nate Reynolds is high up on the hero meter and should be on many a romance readers’ book boyfriend list. He’s been redeemed and now wants to spread that message to hurting kids like he once was. I adored his character and the way he went about life.

Gwen Doornbos had suffered some deep hurts. I couldn’t help but identify with her in lots of ways and loved seeing how Nate was able to coax her out of her shell. I loved that her grandfather and those around her only wanted to see healing for her.

This might be one of my favorite books from Susan and earned every star I could rate it.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. My review was not required nor influenced.

About the Author

PC: Jocelyn Smilde

ACFW Carol Award finalist, Susan L. Tuttle was born and raised in the Mitten State where she met and married her best friend. A homeschooling mom of three, somewhere along the way she blinked and those three littles aren’t so little anymore. Now she balances their young adult years with directing the women’s ministry at her church and writing. She fully believes that God is the biggest romancer in the world and that He loves each one of us lavishly even in all our imperfections—a belief tried and tested by her own misses at perfection. Never having met a cookie she didn’t like, most days you’ll find her enjoying one for a treat between chauffeuring her kiddos around, attempting housework, contemplating exercise, or coaxing her current characters to talk. Connect with Susan at

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