Friday, April 25, 2014

 New Release - Granted Redemption 

by Katie Mettner

About the story:

Psalm 23: Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death….. A lifetime ago Grant Harris was an Australian surfer at the top of his sport, until one wave changed everything. Fifteen years later, Grant has become bitter, lonely, and disillusioned. Hoping to jump start his career he accepts a position in Duluth Minnesota, with no way of knowing how quickly his life was about to change. A lifetime ago Carla Coffers was a runaway teen with no family, no money and no hope for a future. Fifteen years later, she’s a successful business woman as owner of Carla's Kinky CafĂ©, on beautiful Lake Superior. Her friends think she’s got it all, but Carla still yearns for the one thing she never had. A cup of coffee, a car, a confession and a cross come together to grant them redemption from their past and hope for the future. 

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My review of Granted Redemption:


Granted Redemption is the first in the Northern Lights series by Katie Mettner. I fell in love with Katie’s smooth, evenly-paced writing style in her Sugar series (Sugar’s Dance, Sugar’s Song, and Sugar’s Night.) This book uses the same Duluth setting but follows Grant Harris and Carla Coffers, two people who work carefully to portray confident people in their chosen professions. But underneath that facade they are wounded souls who are hiding a dark part of their past. These secrets don’t allow them to move on with their lives.

Grant is a pediatric physical therapist who has moved from his home in Australia to Duluth, Minnesota via California. He had me in his corner from the get-go by the way he speaks to and works with his young patients. He meets Carla who owns Carla's Kinky Cafe and is so drawn to her he can’t stay away, even as he tells her he isn't looking for commitments. Soon his philosophy of remaining a confirmed bachelor is in jeopardy. Carla portrays herself as a capable business woman but is tormented by a secret in her past and is afraid of getting her heart broken. I found myself rooting for both of these guilt-ridden but very likable characters.

It’s hard to watch Grant and Carla as they struggle through the first parts of building a relationship without sharing the demons from their past, but I had confidence in their love for and patience with each other.  They both make mistakes as they share their secrets, but work together to find their way back to God and the redemption and forgiveness they deserve. The dialogue between the devil and angel on Grant’s shoulder was delightful and I especially liked the reunion with his lovable and supportive parents who had their faith tested also.

Granted Redemption has steamy love scenes throughout making it a “spicy” Christian Romance with a surprising ending.



About Katie:


I grew up in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and moved to the Northwoods as a young adult where I now reside with my husband and three children. My love affair with Lake Superior began when I met my husband, Dwayne, and he drove me across the bridge one snowy November day with my nose pressed up against the glass. It was in that moment the scene was set for my breakout novel!
As a young adult I enjoyed ballroom dancing and spent many hours on the dance floor. After an injury sidelined me for 10 years I am finally able to waltz again! My stories are a reflection of my love for family intricately woven with life experience. When the gales of November blow early you can find me at the computer with a cup of joe, listening to Michael Bublé and working on Sugar's next adventure...


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