16 October 2011

Book Review Love Inspired books by Lyn Cote

Back of the Book
Struggling single mother Rosa Santos is deeply touched when volunteers band together to build her a home. With a waitressing job, community college and church, Rosa barely has time to help, let alone dream about a husband and father figure. But when handsome volunteer Marc Chambers hands her withdrawn young son a little hammer, her heart swells. Suddenly, her son is blossoming. But the closer she and Marc get, the more he pulls away. Why? He's built her a shelter of hope. One she—and her son—pray he'll take refuge within....

My Review:
I won this book from a contest on Goodreads and finally got around to reading the book. I really enjoyed the story. I love how Lyn is using a real charity in this series. Habitat for humanity which builds houses for needy people. The community and the new home owner help build the house and the recipient will then pay of a much a mortgage a price they can afford. This book features Rosa who is the mother of a young son whos father has rejected him. She lives with her grand mother who is charming. Marc is a volunteer who is helping with the house and also has a charming grandmother. I love how the grandmothers get together to think of ways to put the two together. There are some interesting twists and turns in this book which I found interesting to watch. Good read.

Back of the Book

Dr. Jake McClure's basset hound has fallen in love. With a single mom, her adorable twins and the orphaned kittens they rescued. Man's best friend suddenly won't budge from Jeannie Broussard's home—and Jake can understand why. Jeannie's place is full of love, laughter and everything Jake has been missing in his life lately. As Jake spends time with Jeannie and her girls, a bond forges between them, and soon Jake is wondering if he's the perfect fit in this fatherless family….

Book Review:
This is the second book in the series. This is another good read. This time I have to say that Bummer the Basset hound tends to steal the show. After Jeannie's twins find 2 orphaned kittens Bummer decides he his job is to look after them. It is so cute to read about the bond between these animals. I love the interaction between the twins, animals and adults. This is a touching story and I loved every minute of it. I am eagerly awaiting book 3 in this series. One thing this books shows is that sometimes accepting a blessing or a hand is actually a blessing to others. This book shows how some find it hard to accept help thinking it shows weakness when infact the giver is just wanting to share and make life a little easier and learning to accept blesses both people. This issue is one I have experienced from the givers side, I have friend I will often take extra produce I have been given but they insist on paying for it when it was a free gift to me. This really annoys me cos they will do things for me and not except payment but wont accept it in return. This books deals with just this issue. 

1 comment:

Lyn Cote said...

Jenny, thanks for your thoughtfilled reviews. And yes, sometimes we need to receive graciously so others can have the joy of giving!

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