Sunday, March 29, 2020

A Remarkable Novel-Before I Called You Mine


 About the Book

Lauren Bailey may be a romantic at heart, but after a decade of matchmaking schemes gone wrong, there's only one match she's committed to now--the one that will make her a mother. Lauren is a dedicated first grade teacher in Idaho, and her love for children has led her to the path of international adoption. To satisfy her adoption agency's requirements, she gladly agreed to remain single for the foreseeable future; however, just as her long wait comes to an end, Lauren is blindsided by a complication she never saw coming: Joshua Avery.

Joshua may be a substitute teacher by day, but Lauren finds his passion for creating educational technology as fascinating as his antics in the classroom. Though she does her best to downplay the undeniable connection between them, his relentless pursuit of her heart puts her commitment to stay unattached to the test and causes her once-firm conviction to waver.

With an impossible decision looming, Lauren might very well find herself choosing between the two deepest desires of her heart . . . even if saying yes to one means letting go of the other. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts


 I love everything that Nicole Deese has written but this might be her best yet. From page one you are sucked into a story line that captures your heart in every way. This book is so well written I really couldn't get enough and I don't understand why it had to end! I laughed (Joshua might have entered into the top hero list), I cried (this is rare for me), and I stayed up way to late to read it from start to finish. This story holds all the emotions so be prepared. I LOVED that this story was not predictable. I LOVED that Nicole wrote the unexpected. I LOVED the beautiful way she portrays what it means to honor God even when it is hard. I LOVED the romance it was perfection. I LOVED the real life family dynamic that is dealt with in Lauren's life. I LOVED the adoption story that made me cry. This is hands down one of the best contemporary novels I have read. If you haven't picked up a Nicole Deese novel please do. You won't be disappointed. 

Five stars. 

"I received this book from the publisher for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."


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