Thursday, August 16, 2012


Josie Peretti and Nick Brennan were high school sweethearts. After they parted ways, Josie found out she was pregnant. She tried to contact Nick but talked to his mother who said she would pass on the message, but never did. Years later, their daughter (now 9) has leukemia and Josie's marrow isn't a match. She contacts Nick who is shocked to find out he not only has a daughter but that she's very sick. Nick's marrow is a match and he vows to be there for Josie and his daughter from now on. Josie's not sure if she can trust Nick to stick around. Nick has something he needs to share with Josie and he's sure that once he does, she won't want him around their daughter. Will Nick and Josie learn to trust each other and take the second chance the Lord is giving them or will anger, fear and doubts steal that chance?

This is the first book I've read by this author and I thought it was a good story. I enjoyed getting to know the characters who felt very real, though I must admit that in places, the way Nick and Josie flipped back and forth about their feelings and so quickly jumped to wrong conclusions, got me a little frustrated. But that's what keeps you turning those pages, right? There were a couple of things said by the characters that stuck in my mind. One is "God may not always calm the storm, sometimes He calms the child." Another one is "Always having to do things by yourself without asking for help denies someone else the joy or the blessing of helping you." Awesome things to keep in mind. I know they were good reminders for me. I thoroughly enjoyed the ending and felt like it was fully development and very satisfying.

*This complimentary copy provided by Harlequin through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

File Size: 372 KB
Print Length: 220 pages
Publisher: Love Inspired (August 1, 2012)
ASIN: B00835TM0I

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