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Avras God (New Smyrna Beach #1)
Title : Avras God (New Smyrna Beach #1)
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ISBN : 9781481142922
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 344

In the tradition of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, four friends navigate college and the drama churned up by their Florida beach band to cement friendship and more.Avra wants love, but drummer Cisco—self-medicating from his parents’ divorce with sex and intoxicants—is a poor choice. Cisco hungers for fresh-baked cookies and the scent of family he finds at Avra’s.KaIn the tradition of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, four friends navigate college and the drama churned up by their Florida beach band to cement friendship and more.Avra wants love, but drummer Cisco—self-medicating from his parents’ divorce with sex and intoxicants—is a poor choice. Cisco hungers for fresh-baked cookies and the scent of family he finds at Avra’s.Kallie shares her classically trained singing voice only with lead vocalist Jesse and fights to keep her heart safe. Jesse feeds on fame and hides more than insecurity beneath his guitar.The friends surf ego, betrayal, and ambition and


Avras God (New Smyrna Beach #1) Reviews

  • Katie

    This was a book I was lucky to critique a few years back, and it's probably my favorite of Ann's books. There's just something so tangible about the characters she's created, and I loved watching them all unravel, to be built back up again.I'm also quoted in the endorsements and thanked in the acknowledgements, so how could I NOT love it, am I right? ;)This is the perfect read for people looking for a fun contemporary read with a hopefulness that runs through all the pain and grief.

  • Reading is my Time Out

    Ann Lee Miller does it again!!! 5 stars for Avra's God!! Avra's God is such an uplifting, inspiring story about college aged students who love and serve God. I love everything about this book! It has devotion, romance, turmoil, skepticism, and happy endings! I love how descriptive Ann Lee Miller is with her writing when describing scenes. I feel like I am right there with the characters sucked into their world and emotions. I fell into every emotional scene in this book because of descriptions l [...]

  • Wall-to-wall books - wendy

    By now I know I am always going to enjoy a story from Ann. She is really establishing herself as an author. I thought this book was pretty good. Although I didn't quite like it as much as the other two. I can see where some people might actually like it better. I think it does have more teen appeal. So it would be better as a YA novel, where as the other two I thought were more for adults or college students. This story was all about dating, choosing the right guy, making good choices, being fai [...]

  • Dianne

    Avra's God was my first read by author Ann Lee Miller! Her ability to bring the characters to life, with all of their strengths, flaws and insecurities exposed while keeping the story going shows her true gift as an author! Four college age students face life head on, but only Avra's faith in God kept her on HER correct path, no matter how hard it was. She is smitten over Cisco, the proverbial bad boy who is lost in his own personal torments. Meanwhile their friends, Jesse and Kallie dance aroun [...]

  • Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews

    RF's Review: Avra's God by Ann Lee MillerI started this book without knowing anything about it. I was immediately drawn to Cisco's character. The strong, good looking party boy that every girl wants. There was just something sweet about him that you knew he really wasn't everything he was pretending to be on the outside. I also love his Spanish phrases, I think he should be Boyfriend Monday candidate! From the minute he sees Avra he knows there is something different about her and he wants her, [...]

  • Helen Wakefield

    Avra's God is Ann Lee Miller's third book release and if you've read her first two books, you'll enjoy the glimpses of some of the characters from them.Avra's is a story that many women - young and old - can relate to. Falling for that bad boy, and wrestling between what you know is right and the runaway emotions that you feel. By clinging to her trust in God, Avra's faith impacts her friends and sets up a catalyst for change and healing.Cisco, Kallie and Jesse have a boat load of issues between [...]

  • Anne Campbell

    Ann Lee Miller has an amazing talent for putting words together to keep a person on the edge of their seats and holding their breath, and Avra's God is no exception. She can put you right into the scenes and characters without any trouble at all.Avra is a college student with two rowdy younger brothers. She also has a crush on this dreamy guy, Cisco. She has always felt a little gawky--tall and athletic, but definitely non-gorgeous. That's why she's amazed when Cisco flirts with her and practica [...]

  • Ginger Solomon

    I've reviewed all of Ann's books and each one amazes me. She isn't afraid to tackle tough subjects, and she does it with such grace. Avra's God is about one college girl living her life for Jesus with an unashamed devotion to His will for her life. It is about the change ONE person can make in those around them if they live a life choosing to please the ONE who gave life. Her friends make some unfortunate choices, but she remains steadfast despite her own self-doubt.I highly recommend you read A [...]

  • Sherry Fritz

    Avra's God is another wonderful novel by Ann Lee Miller. Her stories are heart warming to read. She takes a great stand on Christianity. Her main characters are endearing and pull you into the story.This novel is about 4 young college students who are also in a band. The setting is Florida beach. Follow Avra who had a great upbringing and is a believer in God as she meets Cisco a heart throb who is a non-believer. Cisco longs for the close family life Avra has and even though he is the typical b [...]

  • Virginia Carmichael

    1) I've never read anything for pleasure on a screen. That's just wrong.2) I'd never heard of it before.3) I'd never read the tag-line reference book of the 'Traveling Pants' Or maybe I tried and put it down.Recipe for disaster, right?But I downloaded it.OH MY GOODNESS NOT MISS THIS BOOK NOT PASS UP ANN MILLER'S BOOKS.I read a lot. (A lot.) And enjoy most things, with a side of reservation. Usually something a bit off. Editing issues, maybe. Or plot holes. Or goes too long.Not this book. I read [...]

  • Katie

    When Ann asked me to review this book I wasn’t sure if I’d like it. I’m not what you would call religious. However, combined with a good story line and a nice writing style this story was enjoyable.The story line is realistic and easy to relate. ‘Avra’s God’ tells the tale of Avra and Kallie, two girls in their late teens/early twenties, and their journey to finding love. The girls rely on God to tell them what to do and only then do they find their ‘happy ever after.’ The only t [...]

  • deb

    This was a wonderful book and I loved every minute of it. I especially loved when Cisco decided to turn his life of over to Christ; it reminded me of the song Jessica Reedy sings "Moving Forward".

  • Literati Literature Lovers

    Title: Avra’s GodAuthor: Ann Lee MillerRating: 4/5 StarsGenre: Christian InspirationalSub Genre: Young AdultPublisher: Flawed People PressPublished: 13 Nov 2012ASIN: B00A7DLQX0SYNOPSISIn the tradition of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, four friends navigate college and the drama churned up by their Florida beach band to cement friendship and more.Avra wants love, but drummer Cisco—self-medicating from his parents’ divorce with sex and intoxicants—is a poor choice. Cisco hungers fo [...]

  • Annabell

    Funnily enough, even as a Christian, I don’t read much Christian fiction. I just haven’t found anything in the genre that’s really struck a chord with me or comes off believable. There have been a few books but not many. Although there were elements to Avra’s God I could appreciate and enjoy, I didn’t fall in love with the book.Avra’s God follows a group of four friends: Avra, Cisco, Jesse, and Kallie. They each have their own personal demons to face and their stories are intertwined [...]

  • Tracey (Life and Literature)

    "You're my best friend," Cisco said. "I mean that. Everybody in my life has issues. You're my sanity. I like the whole package-your smarts, your family. You listen to me. I like the electric blue in your eyes, the way you fit in my arms, your lips-" He coughed, "Uh, let's just say I really like the package"Avra's God weaves together the story of Avra, Cisco, Kallie and Jessie. Four college age friends trying to find their place in the world. Dealing with love, faith, temptations and jealousy amo [...]

  • Adrienne

    *I was offered a free copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.*Even though she's a junior in college, Avra has never had a boyfriend, so when handsome, popular Cisco is interested in her--and even embraces her Christian faith--Avra is happier than she has ever been. However, although Cisco has good intentions, he is frustrated by the need for purity in their relationship and misses the sex life he had before Avra.Meanwhile, Avra's new friend Kallie is struggling with her [...]

  • Anastasia

    For more visit livinginabookworldAvra’s God. As in a well-written and thought-provoking (in a good way) book by Ann Miller. The book tells the story of two boys, Cisco and Jesse, and two girls, Avra and Kallie. The girls are completely different from each other but they still end up being best friends. There's Avra who is kind, generous and religious and then there's Kallie who is out-going and never has really thought of turning to God in order to get some answers as far as her life is concer [...]

  • Rachel

    The emotional roller coaster I sat on while reading Avra’s God took me to heights I never imagined. Anne Lee Miller crafted her story in such a fashion that it incorporated life events and struggles that almost any reader may relate to. The characters endured family troubles, relationship problems, and problems in their lives in general. In creating the lives of these characters, Avra, Cisco, Jesse and Kallie, Miller opened up a new level of compassion and feelings that we as readers have for [...]

  • Jennifer Smith

    "Avra's God" is a young/new adult book that deals with topics such as abstinence, forgiveness, redemption, and reconciliation. From the first chapter, it follows the budding romantic relationships of Avra & Cisco and Kallie & Jesse, four friends attending the same college.One thing I appreciate about "Avra's God" is that it's written from a Christian worldview. Only one character is a Christian at the onset, but God is active in her life. If I'm going to read a Christian book, I like to [...]

  • Judy

    Avra’s God by Ann Lee MillerNew Smyrna Beach Series Book 3Jesse Koomer was raised in the church, literally since his dad is a minister. Jesse is running from God these days though. Enjoying playing in a band and having all the girls around him. And yet he seems to be missing happiness.Kallie Logan is so afraid of rejection that she don’t give life a chance to hurt her. Not like her dad did when he left their family. She has to guard her heart from Jesse because she is an all or nothing kind [...]

  • Sandra Stiles

    Author Ann Miller has created a story that could be happening to you and your friends. Avra has a very close walk with God. This doesn’t mean she isn’t vulnerable. It means she has to rely on her to keep her on the right path. She especially needs his help when she finds herself attracted to Cisco. Cisco has some major issues. He is attracted to Avra. He wants what she has, yet like so many it is easier to live the life he has. Those quick fixes like drugs and sex make it easy to make excuse [...]

  • Julie Graves

    Avra believes that handsome Cisco would never give her a second look so when he starts to show interest in her she is skeptical. To Cisco there is something about Avra that draws him. Compared to his family hers is perfect and he wants to be part of it. When Cisco’s desire for a more physical relationship begins to cross the line for Avra bitterness and heartache face the couple. Will Avra’s faith be able to help mend her broken heart?This is the first book I’ve read by this author. The bo [...]

  • Meagan

    I recently had the privilege of reading Ann Lee Miller’s Avra’s God (New Smyrna Beach Series), set at a public university in sunny Florida.I was blessed to attend private schools from kindergarten through college, and will admit that I wasn’t sure how well I could or would relate to the public-school setting, having never experienced it and heard mixed reviews. But as I began to read Avra’s God, many, many high-school and college memories immediately came flooding back. Turns out private [...]

  • Andi

    I spent a good portion of my teen years at New Smyrna Beach so when I was asked by Ann to read and review this book I was super excited! She has created some great characters that pull you right in and make you care about them.Jesse is a preachers kid, and the last place he wants to be is in church. He wants to be in the band that he has started, and having all the girls swooning over him. Yet, he is missing something.Kallie won't let anyone get close, especially Jesse. She's afraid of being hur [...]

  • Kim Harris

    So many things to love about “Avra’s God.” Such finely drawn, relatable characters. Avra and Cisco are beautifully real – with insecurities and hopes, humor and heartbreak. By the third chapter, I was half in love with Cisco myself – such a charmer! Kallie and Jesse, the secondary characters, were also intriguing (although I kind of wanted to shake each of them at one point or another!) and fun to read. Together and individually, the two couples work through issues of temptation and he [...]

  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)

    What a rollercoaster of emotion! Reading this "New Adult" book reminds me of one of those e-cards that I think is hilarious and oh-so-true: "I'm 30 but I still fell like I'm 20 until I hang out with 20 year olds then I'm like, nope never mind, I'm 30." The author skillfully portrayed all the drama, emotion, indecision, change, and maturing that happens during the college years. The characters are vibrant- I felt like I really got to know each of them- their strengths, hopes, vulnerabilities, and [...]

  • Cathleen

    Avra's God by Ann Lee Miller is another exceptionally written story. I enjoyed reading the story about how Jessie & Kallie and Avra & Cisco became couples.The lives of these four people are so interesting to read and learn about. How they each have issues and their individual struggles to find their way in life, each other, their families and in God.Ann Lee Miller has a wonderful way of putting reality into the characters she writes about. They become 3 demensional and alive in your imag [...]

  • Leah

    Forgiveness. Each character in this story has to learn to forgive. Avra needs to forgive Cisco. Cisco needs to forgive his father. Jesse and Kallie need to forgive each other.This story revolves around four friends attending Daytona State University. Cisco comes from a broken home and loves the atmosphere of family he finds at Avra's. Avra has had a crush on Cisco but has always felt she wasn't worthy.Jesse is in a band and has grabbed the attention of squealing fangirls. One of them is not Kall [...]

  • Cheryl

    I am always looking for clean reads. Many of the books I read are not overtly Christian though. This one is and I really enjoyed it. The characters drew me in. They faced real problems faced my young adults today. They had to learn to trust each other and more importantly to trust their God. While they had been let down by the world, they had to each learn to rely on God and develop a personal relationship with him. It took one of them to plant the seed in the hearts of the others. They each ove [...]

  • Pamela

    I want every teen & 20-something I know to read this book. Miller wrote their story. And my story. And your story. Her characters are us--our loves, our wounds, our temptations, our strengths, our weaknesses, our hopes, our fears, our struggle against God, and/or our struggle to live for Him. The book description is simplistic--giving the basic story line--but this book has far more depth. I'm in my 40s and reading this gave perspective to my memories, brought healing, and opened my eyes to [...]