Tuesday, July 2, 2013


Matt Bellinger is running for state senate and has a real heart for working hard toward bettering his community.  When he shows up at Sal’s Place to promote a bill concerning volunteerism, he meets Heather Cavanaugh.   She’s a hair stylist but also works tirelessly as a volunteer.  Though they are nothing alike, he is drawn to her spunky personality but also to her gentle yet strong faith.  He sees in her an inner peacefulness that he wants.  Since faith is unseen, Matt has a hard time accepting it but seeks to find out about the God who gives Heather such unwavering strength.  His new understanding of faith, however, is quickly challenged when a family member is diagnosed with a serious illness. Will Matt be able to hold on to his new found faith and find the inner peace he longs to possess? 

 Once again this author dishes up a heapin’ helpin’ of faith with a generous side of romance.  I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Matt and Heather.  I loved their playfulness toward each other.  It just made me smile.  The struggles that each one faced were very relatable, especially Matt.  Just like Matt, we don’t always understand why God allows certain things to happen but as the Bible states, God’s ways are not our ways.  This side of heaven we won’t understand why things happen the way they do.  But we do know that everything from God is good, even the bad things and we can trust that He is right there with us to see us through.  What an encouraging message.   It was fun returning to Sal’s Place again and getting a whiff of all the good dishes Sal is cooking up.  It made me hungry.  Jennifer is a familiar face there and she’ll be happy to take your order!  By Appointment Only is the third installment in the Sal’s Place Series and was a joy to read!

*This complimentary copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

Print Length: 138 pages
Publisher: Pelican Ventures Book Group - White Rose Publishing (June 13, 2013)

For more information on this book, as well as the author’s other books, I recommend you visit her website at http://www.marianneevans.com/

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