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Sometimes the most unexpected love can be exactly what a heart needs…
When a Lost Child warning blares over the mall’s PA system, Carly Mason finds the little girl playing with a stuffed rabbit. Something about Penny Tremaine is different. An ex-social worker, Carly recognizes that the child suffers fetal alcohol effects, and a piece of Carly’s past suddenly confronts her. Never again will she become personally involved with a client. The risks are far too great. But something about Penny–and Penny’s handsome father–tugs at Carly’s heart.
Dr. Ryan Tremaine is trying to put his life back together. With his ex-wife remarried and on a trip far away, his two teenage sons and Penny are living under his roof full time. Ryan has put his faith in his Sink-or-Swim list, a plan to reconnect with his children. The first step: recruit Carly Mason to be Penny’s nanny.
Ryan never anticipated being so drawn to Carly, an attraction Carly seems to fight as much as he does. Could Carly be the missing piece that helps his family stay afloat, or will their blossoming romance only complicate things further?
Victoria Bylin, known for her realistic and engaging characters, delivers an emotion-packed story reminiscent of The Sound of Music, on that reminds us all to believe in the power of faith and love.
The story was captivating and the characters were believable. The author certainly has a talent for writing an entertaining story line. What I particularly liked about this book was the fact that not only did I have an enjoyable story to read but I also felt that I learned something. I had heard of Fetal Alcohol syndrome, but I really didn’t know anything about it, how it effects the child, and the disabilities and struggles the child and family might face.
While there were one or two things that I personally didn’t care for in the story, I think overall it was very good and I would give it five stars! I would definitely read other books by this author.
Bethany House Publishers gave me a copy of this book in exchange for my writing a review.