Thursday, May 31, 2012

Blue Skies by Catherine Anderson

Image result for blue skies catherine andersonBlue Skies by Catherine Anderson
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

432 pages

The third novel in the Coulter Family series is Blue Skies (January 2004), focuses on Hank Coulter and his relationship with Carly Adams. Carly was born with an eye disease that made her blind up until she had a surgery as an adult that gave her the ability to see for the first time in her life. On her first night out with eyesight she makes a reckless decision and has a one-night stand with Hank after leaving a local bar with him. To Carly and Hank’s extreme dismay they discover their night together results in a pregnancy that threatens to irreparably damage Carly’s vision. Hank decides that they should marry because he feels it is the proper thing to do, and Carly reluctantly agrees.

Over the next several months Hank and Carly have to deal with the baby and Carly’s condition. This story is unconventional because the main characters fall in love after they are expecting a child and get married, and it also shows the hardships of legal blindness and how that affects a relationship. While Blue Skies is not as sentimental as the previous novels in The Coulter Family Series, it does have a touch of cold hard reality about the consequences people face when they make bad decisions, and how they can turn it around to make it a positive experience if they make the right choices afterwards. Hank and Carly’s love connection demonstrates that great things can result from what people may initially think is a mistake.

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