After Rebekah finds her boyfriend cheating on her, she decides to forget about trying to fall in love. Taking after her namesake in the Bible, she decides that she wants to have a modern day arranged marriage. And she wants to get married as soon as possible so her ailing grandfather, who raised her, would be able to see her get married. Her friend would search for a husband for her and God would give her a sign to know which man would be the one.
A few states away lives Luke, who hears about this plan and thinks Rebekah must be crazy. But before you know it, he feels as if maybe God wants him to be the one to marry her. So he quits his job and moves away and a few days after meeting Rebekah gets married to her. And since he believes love is a choice, he decides to love Rebekah and hopes to win her love as well.
The premise led to a different type of romance story, with arranged marriage in modern times, in America. I liked Luke and I mostly liked Rebekah. But what I didn’t like, which is more in line with the typical romance, is when people, or rather women, really, in this case Rebekah, have petty jealousies and refuse to ask their suitor, boyfriend, or in this case, husband, about it, and so they have a huge misunderstanding that causes a lot of unnecessary grief. Luke was nothing but loving to Rebekah at ALL times, and yet day one she was snapping at him. Uh, you’re the one that asked him to pack up and leave everything to marry a stranger in a week! But of course, everything works out and of course, Rebekah finally realizes that she has fallen in love with Luke.
There are some story lines happening in addition to the main plot which help the story to be more interesting as well. I would give this a 3 out of 5 starts. In regards to family friendliness there isn’t anything appropriate, but because of the situation in the story, I would recommend this book to an older audience.