Monday, September 7, 2015

Love's Gift by Christy Lawri

I loved this story by Christy Lawri. Love's Gift is a contemporary Christian romance set in Love's Corner, Nebraska. Laney St. James finds out on her adoptive mother's deathbed that her birth mother is still alive. Her adoptive mother had told her she had died, so not only does she have to deal with her adoptive mother's death, she also has to come to terms that her real mother is still alive. Laney finds a box of letters and pictures from her real mother, realizing she had continued trying to get in touch with her through the years. Can she forgive her adoptive mother for concealing the truth from her?

Jonas Wyatt is the minister in Love's Corner, where Laney's real mother lives with her husband and family. His wife had died, leaving behind a little girl. Jonas is having a hard time understanding why people have to deal with pain and death. Can Jonas get past his hurts and feelings of betrayal from God?

Laney makes prayer shawls for people having surgery or going through things and need prayer. She has the pastor bless them and she hands them out. When she contacts her birth mother, she finds out her grandfather is in the hospital. She takes her prayer shawls with her when she goes to see them. Will they be happy to see her? Can Laney forgive them for giving her up?

Laney and Jonas feel something when they meet. Can they accept the gift of love they've been given or are there too many things keeping them apart? I was pulled into the story from the beginning and found myself cheering for Laney, hoping she could embrace her new family. Jonas and his daughter were realistic characters finding their way after a death in their family. I look forward to reading more books by this author.

I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

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