Monday, May 30, 2016

A Daughter's Dream and 5 book giveaway!

A Daughter’s Dream (Avon Inspire, May 2016)

A Daughter’s DreamA young teacher and farmer discover they have much in common, especially when it comes to healing old wounds from the past . . . and finding love in one another.

Rebecca Kinsinger has always dreamed of being a teacher. But when she’s given the opportunity she’s been waiting for at Charm Amish School, she’s dismayed to discover that teaching is hard work—work she’s afraid she’s not very good at.

That is, until Lilly Yoder joins the class. A thirteen-year old who’s just lost her parents, Lilly is in need of someone like Rebecca. For the first time since starting her new job, Rebecca feels a sense of purpose. But when she meets Lilly’s uncle, Jacob, his good looks and sweet, easy-going temperament are hard to ignore. How can she even entertain romantic thoughts of Jacob when his niece is her student?
Suddenly becoming Lily’s sole caregiver, Jacob Yoder never thought he’d be a single parent—or a farmer. Having been living in Florida as a carpenter, Jacob feels more at home wielding a hammer than a backhoe. The only bright spot in his life is Rebecca Kinsinger. As Lily and Rebecca develop a bond, Jacob’s fondness for the pretty teacher grows, too.

But when a fateful accident brings them together, Rebecca and Jacob must choose between duty and desire. Will they follow the path before them? Or set out to find true happiness . . . and true love?

My Thoughts
This was a fun read, there were times I found myself when Rebecca took over the classroom, or as I read other circumstances she found herself in.

Rebecca lives with her brother and his wife, their parents have passed away, their dad in a terrible work accident at the factory the family owns....should Rebecca keep working there, or follow her dreams?  That is the big question in this book.

Jacob finds himself a single parent after taking guardianship of his niece.  He moves from Florida to live with his parents...raising a young teen is definitely not his strong point!

This book kept me quite entertained, it was fun, fast paced and easy to read.  As always, Shelley Shepard Gray writes an interesting story line, clean, but yet, not preachy...a great read!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from Litfuse Publicity Group.

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