How’s that for a ‘grab you’ title?
10 years ago I read Kissing Adrien by Siri Mitchell for the first time. It was one of those moments as a budding writer where you realize: What? Someone writes in a style/way I want to write!! How cool is that?!
Kissing Adrien is a beautiful story with so many fun and poignant elements. Yes, it’s a romance. Yes, it’s a fun jaunt through the city of Love. Yes, it’s quirky and enjoyable, but it’s so much more. It’s a journey of one woman taking a deeper look at who she is and who GOD is…and how that changes her view about everything else.
As I reread this book for my Kissing Adrien week, I realized all the more how Siri took this story and made God BIGGER through Claire’s journey. So many times we minimize the greatness of God by making him fit into some prepackage of our own making – and by doing this, our world becomes smaller, our adventures become safer, our dreams become compact, and our self-image as God’s kid becomes tainted.
By using the hero, Adrien, Siri not only opens Claire’s heart to seeing her own self-worth and beauty as God’s child, but also uses Adrien to guide Claire through it.
Adrien is French…and seriously, Oh LA LA does not even reach the pinnacle of his awesomeness. You can learn more about him in my Swoony Saturday post because it’s ALLLLLLL about Adrien!
Claire is the girl-next-door who’s forgotten how to color outside the lines because life kind of ‘got in the way’ of silly things like fairytales and dreams. She’s forgotten who she is. She’s lost her way. All she needs is someone to find her, help her learn how to wear the perfect black dress, and sweep her off her feet along a walk down the Champs Elysees 😊
If you enjoy Katherine Reay’s or Beth Patillo’s books, this story is one you’ll want to add to your list for sure!
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Or visit Siri Mitchell’s website here.