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Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Steeple Hill Books
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 6.60 X 4.20 X 0.50 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Heartsong Presents
Between family, church, her teaching job and volunteer work at a food pantry, Ivy's life is plenty busy and fulfilling. At least she thinks so. But her mom is determined to play matchmaker and see Ivy married and settled with Brent Connors. Brent's a nice guy, but he's not Ivy's idea of Prince Charming. Then there's Carter Smith
Carter Smith has his hands full supporting his three children and coping with the loss of his wife. He doesn't have time for distractions especially beautiful Ivy Adams. Besides, Ivy is Miss Adams, his daughter's teacher. And that's how things should stay.
But as the two are brought together, ignoring their attraction becomes harder. Carter can't stop thinking about Ivy. And Ivy begins to wonder if she's found her happily-ever-after romance.
Can they trust God to provideeven love?
Annette WilsonZimbabweAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Can you learn to love again?September 4, 2012Annette WilsonZimbabweAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I loved this story written by Jennifer Johnson. If you have not read any of her other books, I have also enjoyed reading Maid to Love and Shoebox Surprise. In fact, if you have read Shoebox Surprise and enjoyed it, I am sure that you would enjoy this story also.
The story begins at the end of the summer holidays, where Ivy Adams is volunteering to help out at the local food pantry. Her very last, and most memorable customer of the holidays is none other than Carter Smith. Carter is a hard working man, who at the moment has hit a brick wall, and has no other option than to turn to the food pantry to get food for his family.
Unbeknown to Carter or Ivy, their lives are just beginning a journey together, as Carter's daughter just so happens to be a student in Ivy's class once school opens.
There is a lot of tension that needs to be worked through as Ivy's mom has her heart set on a good Christian man, who she feels is right for Ivy. However, Ivy does not have any feelings beyond friendship for this man. Carter on the other hand, is dealing with the loss of his wife, who died in an accident two years prior, and now feels guilty learning to love again and wondering if he is being true to the vows he made when he married the mother of his three children.
As much as Ivy and Carter try and keep their friendship on a business level, they are both deeply attracted to each other and so must each work out a way forward that they feel comfortable with.