W Janie and her three children Janie has problems of her own in her life She is struggling to be the superwoman that does everything mother small business owner home maker and most importantly financially independent in the wake of her husband s massive debts He sees in her a realization of all his dreams of a perfect family come true when he needs it most she sees in him a distraction and an upset to her already chaotic and far from perfect life at a time when she needs it least What follows is a novel about forgiveness family and faithThis is a strongly Christian novel There are strong themes about what to #strongly novel There are strong themes about what
To With And Howwith and how approach a life with God There are prayers and bible verses uoted throughout and several discussions by the main characters about faith church and God All of the events in the book are viewed through this lense and some of the topics are a little controversial especially for a christian novel though the wording was always very discrete The topics covered in no particular order included child abuse and neglect pre marital sex children out of wedlock divorce teen pregnancy abortion foster care and adoption alcoholism underage drinking drug abuse gambling spousal abuse and domestic violenceThere were times though when the mother and daughter both nearly drove me up a wall Mostly for the same reasons They were both obstinate and head strong and they both desperately wanted independence at the expense of any familial relationships they might have otherwise engendered to their betterment In the end though the character was very realistically portrayed as too overworked to think about what she was doing and I appreciated that realism about her I could see how harmful being a superwoman was first hand in this bookI ended up giving this novel only three stars first off because there were several very glaring errors that an editor really should have caught I normally forgive the first three but everyone I see after that ust detracts that much from my reading of it and there were at least half a dozen if not Second it is standard romance so the plot line followed a very standard formula that I was very familiar with Finally there is being stubborn and then there is being down right obstin. N imagine hearing the pitter patter of little feet in his own home Listening to their bedtime prayers Having a wife and children to call his own But once burnedtwice shy Janie won't. Ate and I believe the heroine in #This Novel Pretty Solidly Fell Into The #novel pretty solidly fell into the category Yes pay people back when they do some yard work for you but if they break something on your property and replace it don t offer to pay for it to assuage your pride at that point you re ust being pigheadedSo fans of romantic Christian fiction interested in a couple that seriously test their faith and rely heavily on prayer bible passages and heart felt faith filled discussions to see them through will enjoy this book at least to a degree Be prepared for the very real if tastefully worded depictions of the above listed controversial topics You will find all that and in this book that comes right down to at the very heart of it forgiveness Luke remodels houses to resell for a living and the current house he is working on it next door to a widow s house with 3 children The author does a good ob of showing how overwhelmed the mother is and how tired You do start to lose patience though when she keeps trying to do everything on her own not even having her children help Luke was a foster child who still has problems with his own mother and doesn t attend church so how can the relationship work out Since #This Is Inspirational # is inspirational romance biblical theme is thru out the book I love all of the Love Inspired books They are good clean stories with biblical truths woven in the story This one was about forgiveness I would recommend all of the Love Inspired authors Christian romance Did not know that it was part of a series when I checked this out from the library Nice self contained story Took me forever to finish this book Very nice sweet and predictable tale of a man abandoned by his mother and a woman who was a single widowed mother of three The woman was a little unbelievable as she worked OCD ishly in her coffee shop with a nearly broken ankle To be a control freak she had her priorities all wrong Luke came off a bithmmlike a yes man ust going with what the woman wanted from not fixing her roof to letting her make him leave when her ankle was nearly broken Kind of wish he had been a masculine character and her less of a masculine character This book was a nice easy read if you are looking for something to end a stressful da. Say yes unless Luke acknowledges his troubled past With the help of one stubborn woman three smart kids and a cherished Labrador retriever there might be a family for Luke after al.
characters A Family for Luke
Janie is running a coffee shop and raising her 3 kids after her husband divorced her and then died Luke is flipping raising her 3 kids after her husband divorced her and then died Luke is flipping house next door Can he forgive his own mother for abandoning him Can Janie let someone help her This series is great but always seems to be dampened by tilly She s a huge bitch and no one makes her confront her own snooty attitude Didn t really like the main character Luke and his partner buy
house next door to widowed mom Janie and her three children with the sole purpose to fix it up and it Cooper Luke s dog is excited to see children in the yard next door and rushes over to greet them The youngest child Autumn is frightened of the dog because of a past experience she had with a dog Janice is very protective of her children and let s Luke know she wants nothing to do with him or his dog Being that Luke is in the fix it up business his trained eye sees things on Janice s house that need fixed and he does it As the children already like Luke and his dog and even Autumn has warmed up to the dog Janice as well starts to warm up to him Luke is bitter that his mother didn t want him and preferred menbooze and partying to him and he carries this resentment over into his adulthood Because of this he sees Janice and her children as the perfect family but she has secrets of her own to hide and does not feel deserving of his love and commitment I liked this novel about the need to forgive others in order to be truly happy I enjoyed watching the interaction between the two main characters who finally found a way to compromise And who wouldn t enjoy watching the antics of Cooper a big Labrador who doesn t know his own strength This is a good clean fun read The victim of a bad upbringing Luke has always wanted a family he could rely on His mother was often absent from his life and before CPS finally removed him #From Her Care He Ended Up Feeling Rejected And Abandoned #her care he ended up feeling rejected and abandoned than not His foster father was loving and caring and introduced him to the concepts of love acceptance forgiveness and a real family His foster father s death a few years ago left Luke feeling abandoned and rejected all over again and so he leaves the church and immerses himself in work that is until he meets with wido. Luke Harris grew up without family Now it's all he wants More so when he and his friendly dog move next door to widowed mom Janie Corbett and her three kids For the first time he ca. ,a house next door to widowed mom Janie and her three children with the sole purpose to fix it up and