A Mother in the Making  -     By: Gabrielle Meyer
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A Mother in the Making

Love Inspired / 2016 / Paperback

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A practical, steady, woman with a good head on her shoulders is just what single father Dr. John Orton expects to find in both a governess and wife. Miss Marjorie Maren, his temporary governess for his children is set on finding him an impractical woman to fall in love with. While Majorie plans to persue her acting dreams after she finds John a suitable match, she finds herself falling for her four charges and their dashing father. But can she convince Dr. John Orton to take a chance on love before it dashes away?

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: Love Inspired
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 0.76 X 4.21 (inches)
ISBN: 0373283776
ISBN-13: 9780373283774
Series: Love Inspired Historical

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  1. Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    I thoroughly enjoyed this historical!
    September 20, 2016
    Alena T
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    I thoroughly enjoyed this historical story by Meyer. Meyer takes you back in time where you can fall in love with the characters in Little Falls, Minnesota. The heroine is vibrant and genuine character who falls in love with a very practical hero. I would read this one again!

    I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review. All thoughts expressed are my own.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    A mother in the making
    September 1, 2016
    Trixi
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    What will it take for a woman determined to marry for love and a man who's love died along with his wife to see eye to eye?

    Dr. John Orton needs a nanny for his four young children and Marjorie can fill that role, at least temporarily! She's going to be an actress after all and only needs the funds from this job to get her to California. Even though she's never worked with children before, how hard can it really be? And she's definitely NOT the kind of woman John expects; she's quite the opposite of him; fun-loving, vivacious, go with the flow to his staid, serious, steady nature. This causes many sparks between the two. What will it take for God to heal this family and for love to flow free again?

    This was one book that I could hardly put down! Marjorie is determined to do a good job and learn how to be the best nanny. With the help of her young charge Lilly, she does just that! She's kind-hearted, loving and can't help but fall in love with each child. She carries her own secrets and the reason she fled Chicago, but is determined to make her own way in the world. John is a devoted father and doctor for the community. He's overly protective of them especially since he lost his wife due to an influenza epidemic, where he blames himself for her death. He's also closed his heart to loving another woman, wanting a wife in name only to provide for the children's needs & upbringing. Marjorie takes it upon herself to find him the perfect wife, but that often leads to disaster! The story is full of humorous scenes & scenes so touching it will bring tears to your eyes. You can't help but fall in love with the four children, they bring delight, fun and laughter to each page. I found this a tender story of two hearts re-awaking to feel again, poignant in the sense of gently bringing the reader along for the ride. This was the authors debut Love Inspired Historical and I think she did a wonderful job of involving her readers in the story, engrossing their hearts and bringing smiles to their faces! A highly recommended story that will leave you with a satisfied sigh after "The End".

    *I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review which I have provided here. Thank you Gabrielle for a sweetly tender story that touched my heart, I look forward to more from you! *

  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    God's plans are better than any we can create!
    August 27, 2016
    Bobbi Jo
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Miss Marjorie Maren is a young woman you can fall in love with.

    She arrives in Little Falls, MN to be a governess to the Orton children after their mother has died of the Spanish flu. She is the bright light in their life, the one that brings them out if their grief state and helps them to start living again. Miss Maren feels she has to find a wife for Dr. Orton before she leaves to be an actress. Her father has told her numerous times that she is a quitter, and this is one job she refuses to quit or fail at. Along the way, she helps Dr. Orton to love again.

    I loved the description of Little Falls as Miss Maren and Dr. Orton go for an afternoon drive and during the snowstorm adventure. I could picture Little Falls in my head so well. It made me miss living in Little Falls. I fell in the love with the Orton children and felt sad for them to have lost their mother so young and my heart cheered as they fell in love with Marjorie.

    This is Gabrielle Meyer's first full length novel. I am so excited to see where her writing career takes her!
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great combination of love, laughter and hope
    August 23, 2016
    Kav
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Mercy, but Marjorie is a force to be reckoned with! Something John soon discovers much to the amusement of the reader. A touch of whimsy, a whole lot of laughter and the hope of romance bring this story to life. Loved the children, the indomitable Marjorie and the rather befuddled John who is way out of his element. The romance has a kind of Captain Von Trapp and Maria vibe to it which was fun to read. There's plenty of heart-tugging drama as well though. A great combination of love, laughter and hope.
  5. Franklin, NC
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A thoroughly enjoyable book
    August 20, 2016
    Wilani
    Franklin, NC
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    A thoroughly enjoyable book. Loved the characters from the very start. They were so life like and real. I felt like I was right there in Little Falls, Minnesota with them. The story was also so much fun. I had to keep reading to see if it would end the way I wanted it to. I was not disappointed. I look forward to reading more from this author. I also loved the inspirational thread running through the book.
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