Kicking Eternity

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Kicking Eternity

Kicking Eternity Stuck in sleepy New Smyrna Beach one last summer Raine socks away her camp pay checks worries about her druggy brother and ignores trouble Cal Koomer She s a plane ticket away from teaching orphans

  • Title: Kicking Eternity
  • Author: Ann Lee Miller
  • ISBN: 9781478114680
  • Page: 286
  • Format: Paperback
  • Stuck in sleepy New Smyrna Beach one last summer, Raine socks away her camp pay checks, worries about her druggy brother, and ignores trouble Cal Koomer She s a plane ticket away from teaching orphans in Africa, and not even Cal s surfer six pack and the chinks she spies in his rebel armor will derail her The artist in Cal begs to paint Raine s ivory skin, high cheek boStuck in sleepy New Smyrna Beach one last summer, Raine socks away her camp pay checks, worries about her druggy brother, and ignores trouble Cal Koomer She s a plane ticket away from teaching orphans in Africa, and not even Cal s surfer six pack and the chinks she spies in his rebel armor will derail her The artist in Cal begs to paint Raine s ivory skin, high cheek bones, and internal sparklers behind her eyes, but falling for her would caterwaul him into his parents life No thanks The girl was self righteous waiting to happen Mom served sanctimony like vegetables, three servings a day, and he had a gut full Rec Director Drew taunts her with Rainey and calls her an enabler He is so infernally there like a horsefly till he buzzes back to his ex Raine s brother tweaks Her dream of Africa dies small deaths Will she figure out what to fight for and what to free before it s too late For anyone who s ever wrestled with her dreams.

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    1. Desiree DeOrto on said:

      Okay, so I have to be completely honest when it comes to this book. I did not know it had religion as a basis when I first cracked it open, and it threw me off. Now, I'm not an atheist by any means, nor am I against faith, but I do have a wee bit of a problem when it comes to religion, so I automatically wanted to dislike the book. I stopped reading it after 13%, and put off reading it for two days. After getting an email from Ann warning me that there was religion in it, I felt bad and decid [...]

    2. Jody on said:

      It was a good story line. It was very heavy on the prayer thing. Average "prayer"per page was probably about 3 or 4. Didn't realize it was a out a Christian summer camp!

    3. Anne Campbell on said:

      There are four--no, five--main characters in Kicking Eternity, a contemporary inspirational romance by Ann Lee Miller, a new and up-and-coming author. Please allow me to introduce these sparkling (and not so sparkling) personalities to you. You'll want to know them, because they're about to become your friends--free if you take up Ann's offer to leave a comment on my blog (pewperspective/20).The setting is New Smyrna Beach Surf and Sailing Camp, a Christian summer camp for young people.First, th [...]

    4. Wall-to-wall books - wendy on said:

      I really liked this book. It was real to me. Not during any part of this book did I think "This wouldn't happen". It wasn't a candy coated "Christian version". It had all the real elements that people deal with today - sexual temptation, alcohol, drugs, violence, jealousy, making choices, and wanting and hoping to do what is right. I have been to summer camp and I have worked at summer and these kinds of things do happen.I loved the whole beach scene! Any book that takes place on a beach is alri [...]

    5. Nona King on said:

      Kicking Eternity is a compelling read with a great assortment of characters and challenges. Growing up in a Christian home, I could commiserate with Raine when accused of being a self-righteous and sheltered Christian kid who didn’t understand real life. She also pulled at my heart-strings as she fought off her crush on the rebel art teacher. But I must say my favorite character, by far, was Drew, the Rec Director.Drew’s character pulled me into the story and held my interest. He even caused [...]

    6. Cheri on said:

      Here is a great summer read, Kicking Eternity, by Ann Lee Miller. I believe it is her debut book, available via eBooks on Nook and Kindle and in print form. It’s about four main characters who are staff members at a Christian camp. One of them is in high school or recently graduated while the rest are in their mid-to-late 20s. The main heroine, Raine, has always felt God’s plan for her life was to be a missionary in Africa. The story takes place the summer before she is to leave as a single [...]

    7. Cheri Swalwell on said:

      My friend Ann Lee Miller just published her first book. If you'd like a free e-copy, just go to smashwords/books/view/. Additional Kindle downloading instructions appear on the contact page at AnnLeeMiller. Ann would be thrilled if you passed the free link & e-mail on to your friends so that as many people as possible get a free book!Here's a description of the novel, which won 1st Place, Long Contemporary in the 2009 Romance Writers of America Faith, Hope, and Love Contest:Stuck in sleepy N [...]

    8. Sandra Stiles on said:

      This is a book that should be read by young adults everywhere. Christian teens are not immune to the temptations of the world no matter how long they have been Christians. This is the story of four people who face challenges in their personal lives and their spiritual lives.Raine decides to teach at a Christian Camp to help earn money to take her to Africa as a missionary. Cal is the son of a preacher. His brother runs the camp. Drew is the camps recreation leader. Both he and Cal are in love wi [...]

    9. Ausjenny on said:

      Firstly thanks Ann for my review copy.This is an interesting book. I would class it as YA but in saying this I did enjoy it. Raine is out of college and wanting to work in Africa with children. She is at a summer camp working as a councillor. Here she encounters Cal the directors brother who has her pegged as being home schooled and sheltered Drew another councillor annoys her as he insists on calling her Rainey which she hates and the more she objects the more he does it like that annoying frie [...]

    10. Katie on said:

      This is the third book I have read by Ann Lee Miller and it is by far my favourite. “Kicking Eternity” certainly deserves a five star review.Ann’s writing style is easy to read and flows well. There are minimal typing errors and the writing is nicely set out on the page. Throughout the story Ann creates in-depth characters which are easy to connect to. Raine is the main character in this book and after just a few chapters you feel like you are living her life. You get annoyed by some of th [...]

    11. Dora Hiers on said:

      I confess that Kicking Eternity started a little slow for me, but as I got to know each of the four main characters, I found myself warming to them, wanting to read on. One of Ms. Miller's strong points was her sprinkling of sensory details. Details so vivid, you could practically feel the Florida beach sand sliding through your toes and the storm kicking up the waves. Kicking Eternity features relevant issues and great conflict: staunch Christian girl battles attraction to rebellious, non-confo [...]

    12. Tracy Krauss on said:

      Raine has been hired to teach Bible at a summer camp, but is unprepared for her attraction to bad boy Cal, or seeing Drew again, a ‘boy’ from her past who is now all grown up. The promise of some interesting developments between the three is almost immediate and I was hooked after only a few pages. The characters are varied and well developed; real people with issues that deserve an audience. It is not a book that I could read in one sitting, however. The story needed to be savored. It is fu [...]

    13. Ginger Solomon on said:

      Ahhhe joys of a good book. You start reading and forget you need to be somewhere or that dinner has to be fixed. You run, do what you have to do, and then hurry back to pick up where you left off. That's what I experienced when I read "Kicking Eternity." Ann wove me into the lives of Raine, Drew, Cal and Aly, causing me to care how things turned out and kept me turning page after page until the end. And even then, while the book was complete, I longed for more. I look forward to the sequel comin [...]

    14. Katherine on said:

      I got this free on smashwords. I had a hard time putting this down. The characters felt real, with flaws and problems of their own, but very lovable. I appreciated the author's way of telling the bad things the characters did without making me feel dirty. Some tough subjects are broached here, drug use and sex before marriage as well as honoring parents and enabling drug abusers. She did a great job, I recommend it!

    15. Reading is my Time Out on said:

      I devoured this book in one day!! I love the spiritual message it sends to our youth and the true love for God and each other that the main character Raine exhibits. This book touched my heart and soul and hooked me from the very beginning. What an inspirational story with suspense, romance, and devotion to a higher power. I. Love how it is a Christian themed book, but a non believer would not find it preachy or legalistic. Great job Ann Lee Miller!!

    16. Cheryl on said:

      I really enjoyed this inspirational romance. Ann does a great job of including the character's relationship with God with out it being overbearing or pushy. I really liked how when the characters prayed, it sounded like they were talking to their best friend. These characters really seemed like real people I could relate to. I look forward to reading more by Ann Lee Miller.

    17. Charissa on said:

      This was a fun read; the love triangle was unique and had me trying to guess most of the way through the book who Rainey would choose to love.

    18. Aria Williams on said:

      Loved this book from start to finish thank you for a great read.

    19. Janene Rothwell on said:

      It started slow, but I quickly grew to love the characters and couldn't put it down.

    20. Kelsy on said:

      As with most Christian novels, it was a touch preachy and a bit forced, but I still enjoyed it. it was an easy, quick read with a little more depth than I anticipated.

    21. Angie on said:

      This was good. I think there is more in this series. Again, another easy read, great for the beach.

    22. Cindy on said:

      A good book with several characters who have challenges to overcome. Religion plays an important part in most of the character's li9ves.

    23. Sarah on said:

      Raine is on her way to work at a summer church in hopes of saving enough money to fly to Africa and participate in a some missionary work.Africa has always been on Raine's dream list and nothing or no one is going to get in her way of this dream (Or so she thinks).Kicking Eternity goes through the lives of the four young adults, who all happen to be church staff members at the same summer camp. Raine who seems to be the main character and who is suffering with coming to terms with her brother's [...]

    24. Rachel on said:

      Kicking Eternity sucks the reader in from the very first page because of Anne Lee Miller’s amazing ability to capture the audience’s attention. Within its pages, it covers many topics that the audience can relate to and appreciate the struggles within the characters’ lives. First of all, I love the name Raine and it has always been one of my favorites, so I pretty much loved her character before I even knew her. But Raine is the perfect character. While there are a few main characters, the [...]

    25. Judy on said:

      Kicking Eternity by Ann Lee MillerThis book follows the lives of four young adults. There is Raine who has always dreamed of going to Africa. Her heart is for the orphans there but is her motive to escape from under her dad’s thumb or her brother’s dependency upon her? She is teaching Bible at the Triple S Christian Camp for the summer. When her new friends tell her she hasn’t experienced life being home schooled and not out in the world, her faith is challenged. Will she wait to hear what [...]

    26. Renee on said:

      Really good wholesome story. I really enjoyed Raine. She was so focused and all she spoke about was her life path. When she arrived at her summer job as a counselor she had a goal of meeting at least 3 friends. Her roomie and cabin mate started off a little rough, but it worked itself out. She starts a close friendship with Cal and Drew. Drew started teasing her from day 1 about being home schooled and her name. He always called her Rainey. Drew has an old girl he never got over and she returns. [...]

    27. Kristine on said:

      Original review at kristineandterri/2 This book is a christian fiction book through and through which I am not. Does that make me dislike the story? The answer is absolutely not! The whole point of reading for me is to know stories that are different from mine and to perhaps learn something in the process.This book is about four young adults (5 if you count Raine's brother) who are all struggling to figure out who they are and what direction they are meant to go. This is something that we have a [...]

    28. Dianne on said:

      Ann Miller has written another great book that demonstrates that even with a strong faith, life can still be confusing, particularly when dealing with matters of the heart!Raine has her future planned out. She feels God is calling her to go to serve as a missionary in Africa. To earn money for her trip, she spends her summer working at a Christian Camp where she finds she is attracted to two totally different young men who return her feelings. Meanwhile, she has gotten off to a bad start with he [...]

    29. Julie Graves on said:

      Raine's purpose for the summer is to earn enough money to purchase her ticket to Africa. Raine has always felt called to be a missionary in Africa, but with her brother constantly turning up asking for money to cover his drug use Raine is looking to get away.Raine's job for the summer is a Bible teacher at summer camp. Cal the camp art teacher and Aly her roommate have taken it upon themselves to educate the naive Christian girl. Will Raine be able to stand up for her beliefs or will her faith b [...]

    30. C.R. McBride on said:

      Kicking Eternity is an enchanting tale of a young girl’s journey into womanhood. Raine has a dream of becoming a missionary working in Africa; she does not plan on falling in love with 2 of her fellow camp mates. Cal is a creative artist who wears his heart on his sleeve but his faith is wavering leaving him feeling lost and living a life without direction or purpose. Drew however is strong and dependable, his faith is strong and is a perfect match for Raine, unfortunately he is about to recon [...]

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