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Carpenters Chip Evans and Callie Hunt discover two orphaned children at a job site. They decide to become their caregivers, but Chip is worried about getting too attached. Callie immediately falls in love with the orphans and finds herself falling for Chip as well. Can she convince him that family is what he really needs?
Vendor: Love Inspired Historical
Publication Date: 2017
|Dimensions: 6.62 X 4.22 (inches)|
BUILDING A FAMILY
En route to the Double T Orphanage to work on its expansion, carpenter Chip Evans and Caroline Hunt discover two orphaned childrenand become their caregivers. But Chip's determined not to let himself get too attached to the children who just lost their widowed fatheror to the lovely woman helping him care for them. Especially since Callie and the little ones just don't fit into his detailed plans for the future.
Callie can't help but fall in love with the orphans, and despite her better judgment, she's falling for Chip, too. Her dreams of being a wife and mother were not quite like this. But Callie believes a plan bigger than Chip's brought them all togetherand now she just has to help him see it, too."
Britney Adams5 Stars Out Of 5Her Motherhood WishMarch 28, 2017Britney AdamsQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Her Motherhood Wish is a wonderful story! Callie embraces life and Chip is a "bit too regimented", which leads to an engaging and entertaining journey. I loved their interactions with each other and the children at the Double T Orphanage, and I also enjoyed revisiting several beloved characters from Gwyn's earlier books. Historical tidbits, inspirational messages, and tender romance are woven together to create a most delightful tale!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. No review was required, and all thoughts expressed are my own.
Patti JoGeorgiaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Delightful Story with Endearing CharactersMarch 20, 2017Patti JoGeorgiaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Each time I read a book by Author Keli Gwyn, I'm reminded of why I enjoy her stories so much! HER MOTHERHOOD WISH is no exception - - I LOVED this story. Set in California in 1875, it features Chip, a carpenter, and Callie, a young woman who loves children but carries a painful reminder from her childhood. At the beginning of the story Chip and Callie encounter two precious young children who'd just become orphaned, and I was hooked for the remainder of the book. Keli Gwyn does an excellent job with her historical detail and presents it in an interesting way - - she truly takes the reader "back in time"! The children were written so realistically I could practically "hear" them speaking as I read. With enough action, endearing characters, and a wonderfully satisfying ending, HER MOTHERHOOD WISH is a delightful story. Highly recommended - - FIVE STARS!!
MariIllinoisAge: 55-65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Captivating Story with Adorable Children and ActionMarch 8, 2017MariIllinoisAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Readers will be enthralled with Keli Gwyn's latest release, Her Motherhood Wish. This book was an endearing story with Chip and Callie, along with two cute orphaned children, Jasper and Ruby, they found along their way to the Double T Orphanage that captured my attention. They were the perfect caregivers to care for these children after their own losses during childhood.
Chip knew the robbers and murderer of their father was sure to be hunting for them after learning from Jasper that their father was going to open up a jewelry store in Placerville. Mama Tess and Papa Spencer, who had the Double T Orphanage, welcomed the children as Chip and Callie arrived for Chip to continue building furniture for the orphanage. Miss Callie was hired to be an assistant to Chip with her history of working in the lumber company. Callie and Chip had their own baggage to content with but they saw the qualities of each other as they cared for Jasper and Ruby. However, Mr. Chip had A Plan and marriage was not for him until three years later. Miss Callie desire was to have a child, but knew what had happened during a childhood injury. After visiting Becky and James O'Brien from her book, A Home of Her Own, Callie made an appointment with Dr. Wright who only confirmed her worse fear. How would Chip ever be able to accept Callie as an his wife when she could not bear him his own children?
Gwyn's characters were realistic and well defined with struggles that one would have expected back in 1875. This story is action packed and filled with characters that cared for orphans with their dedication, hard work to make a lovely place for them to stay while instilling God's Word and life skills into their young lives. Unexpected twists and turns with suspense kept me reading until I finished the book in one sitting. Will lives be spared when the robbers are so close by? Who finally discovers the jewels Jasper and Ruby's father had purchased?
I have fallen in love with Keli Gwyn's Love Inspired Historical books. It was nice to catch up with the characters from Gwyn's other LIH books in this astonishing book. I look forward to reading more great stories by Gwyn filled with realistic characters, faith, God's love and mercy, and plots that are page turners. I won a copy of Her Motherhood Wish from the author's giveaway on her blog post. I was not required to write a review, but have shared my honest opinion.
Julie GravesOklahomaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5her motherhood wishMarch 7, 2017Julie GravesOklahomaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Callie Hunt and Chip Evans are on their way to the Double T Orphanage run by Tess and Spencer. Callie is hoping for a job at the Double T and Chip is on his way to make some furniture for a new dorm that the orphanage is adding. On the way they find Ruby and her brother Jasper who's father has just been taken by robbers. Fearing for their father's life Chip goes to find him. The news he brings back is not good and what is worse, the robbers didn't get what they were looking for so now the children's lives are in danger as well.
As Callie and Chip grow to care for Ruby and Jasper they also grow to care for each other. Unfortunately Callie doesn't fit into The Plan that Chip has mapped out for his life. In The Plan Chip doesn't plan to court for another 3 years. So he and Callie can only remain friends. But in Chips dreams Callie fits the perfect wife for him, if only they hadn't met before he was ready. Callie is quickly learning to see that Chip is a wonderful man and would make a wonderful husband and father. Callie realizes though that Chip is very set on The Plan and that his plan leaves no room for Callie or the children that Callie has quickly fallen in love with.
I really enjoyed Her Motherhood Wish. I loved that there was some suspense added to the story! I've seen several other people comment that they would like to have smacked Chip upside the head, add me to the group! Oh my goodness was he thick-headed! Such a good man and so thoughtful and caring towards others, very protective even, but that blasted plan of his was going to be the end of me! I loved catching up with Tess and Spencer from Family Of Her Dreams and I definitely loved Chip and Callie. If you haven't ever read a Love Inspired Historical before I highly recommend them.
Amy CVAAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Her Motherhood WishMarch 7, 2017Amy CVAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Her Motherhood Wish is another fun read by Keli Gwyn. On the way to work at the Double T Orphanage, Chip Evans and Caroline "Callie" Hunt, find two newly orphaned children, Ruby and Jasper. Not only did they find them, they became their caretakers! Chop does not want to get too close to Callie or the children because he doesn't want to mess up his future plans. On the other hand, Callie has fallen for the children......and Chip! How is that suppose to for into her own plans?
Her Motherhood Wish is one of the reasons Keli Gwyn is among my favorite authors. I thought Chip could be infuriating to me and I felt like he needed some good sense knocked into him. I wanted to scream at him and say, "Look what you have right in front of you!" But then he shows his soft side and I see why sweet Callie was falling for him.
I thought this book was great. There was a little mystery and suspense to make this sweet and clean story a perfect mix.
5 plus stars
I received this book from the author, but was not required to write a review. This review is of my opinion