"Allie and Jackson share an immediate chemistry that readers will appreciate from the start. Both have built solid emotional walls that take effort to tear down, which makes for a courtship full of humor, tears and introspection that leads them both back to God."
– RT Reviews (four stars)
“A terrific set-up…Isaac showcases a strong romantic sensibility and clever plotting.”
– Publishers Weekly
"A new voice on the romance scene, New Zealander Kara Isaac has crafted a sweet and oh-so-original debut romantic comedy that will delight contemporary romance fans, Tolkien lovers and inspy romance readers alike. Add this novel to your TBR stack … and add this author to your 'authors to watch' radar. Recommended!"
– USA Today
"[A] charming novel that blends faith, romance and Tolkien."
– Simple Grace
"A fabulous debut. Well-written, clever, and warm-hearted this love story with the back drop of Lord of the Rings will delight romance readers everywhere. Add Isaac to your favorite's list."
– Rachel Hauck, USA Today Bestselling author of The Wedding Chapel
"Well-written and fun, Close to You made me laugh out loud and fall in love. An enchanting romantic escape into the land of Frodo and Aragorn."
– Susan May Warren, award-winning, best-selling author of The Christiansen Family Series
"I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a debut novel so much. Close to You is filled with warmth, wit, and more than a few laugh-out-loud moments! Kara Isaac has proven herself to be an exciting addition to the world of Christian romance."
– Carla Laureano, RITA ® Award-winning author of Five Days in Skye and Under Scottish Stars
"Close To You is a tasty blend ofunlikely romance, lovably flawed characters, and dialogue just snarky enough to make me want to pull up a chair and watch. Kara's unique voice and fresh premise combine to create a compelling story that lingers like your favorite dessert long after the last page."
– Betsy St. Amant, Author of All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes and Love Arrives in Pieces
"Kara Isaac is a fresh new voice in the world of inspirational contemporary romance . . . and I can't even decide what I love most about her debut novel. The setting, the romance, the wit, I love it all! I especially loved the undercurrent of hope and redeemed dreams. Definitely an author to watch and characters to love!"
– Melissa Tagg, author of From the Start and Like Never Before
“Kara Isaac is a fresh new voice in inspirational contemporary romance! Close to You is well-crafted, funny, unique, and endearing. A delight!”
– Becky Wade, author of A Love Like Ours
"The perfect combination of sweet and sass, Close To You is a charming debut that had me laughing and left me smiling. Well done Ms. Isaac!"
– Katie Ganshert, award-winning author of The Art of Losing Yourself