Sometimes the last thing we think we need is exactly what God has planned After the death of his parents, Jake Samuels has enough on his plateincluding a fledgling church to lead and a mischievous younger brother to raise. The last thing he needs is a rambunctious woman to contend with. Carin O'Malley is dealing with the death of her brother and a new job as an English teacher at East Ridge Middle School where Corey Samuels reigns as King of Chaos. The last thing she needs is to fall in love with a man... especially a handsome and complicated preacher like Corey's brother Jake. But when Corey's antics toss Carin and Jake together, the two must draw from God's wisdom to find refuge in His perfect plan for them.
Mary Manners is an award-winning romance writer who lives in the beautiful foothills of East Tennessee with her husband Tim and the cherished cats they've rescued from local animal shelters... Lucky and Gus. Mary's debut novel, Mended Heart, was nominated Best Inspirational Romance and was finalist for the Bookseller's Best Award and her follow-up, Tender Mercies, was awarded an outstanding 4-star rating from The Romantic Times Book Reviews and was also a finalist for the Inspirational Readers Choice Award. Buried Treasures, her third novel, was named Book of the Year by The Wordsmith Journal. Light the Fire took top honors for the Inspirational Readers Choice Award while Wisdom Tree garnered National Excellence in Romance Fiction. Mary was named Author of the Year by Book and Trailer Showcase. She writes romances of all lengths, from short stories to novels--something for everyone. Learn more about Mary Manners at her website.