Wednesday 29 April 2020

Book Review: Before I Called You Mine

From The Back:

Lauren Bailey may be a romantic at heart, but after a decade of matchmaking schemes gone wrong, there's only one match she's committed to now--the one that will make her a mother. Lauren is a dedicated first-grade teacher in Idaho, and her love for children has led her to the path of international adoption. To satisfy her adoption agency's requirements, she gladly agreed to remain single for the foreseeable future; however, just as her long wait comes to an end, Lauren is blindsided by a complication she never saw coming: Joshua Avery.

Joshua may be a substitute teacher by day, but Lauren finds his passion for creating educational technology as fascinating as his antics in the classroom. Though she does her best to downplay the undeniable connection between them, his relentless pursuit of her heart puts her commitment to stay unattached to the test and causes her once-firm conviction to waver.

With an impossible decision looming, Lauren might very well find herself choosing between the two deepest desires of her heart . . . even if saying yes to one means letting go of the other.
My Reflections:
I am so in love with this book. A single woman yearning for her heart's desire to have a baby of her very own and start her little family...alone, single. Laureen Bailey has given up traditional ways of starting a family and looks towards international adoption. Time is ticking and she has waited oh so long for the call.

Joshua Avery enters into her life as a sub for the class next door. He is so sweet, kind, gentle and patient with Laureen as she struggles with her stubborn singleness and adoption rules. When she gets the call she is elated, yet torn. Will she choose love over God's chosen child for her or will she choose love and hope it is successful this time around. 

Having explored international and local adoption when we were struggling for five years of infertility the memories and heartbreak rushed back. This made the novel so much more meaningful to me.

I was delighted with the character development and genuine emotions displayed by all characters. I'm not sure such a sweet family can actually exist Joshua is lovely on so many levels, and his family is no different. Will Joshua have the strength to just walk away after he has finally met his soul mate?

All in all a perfect 10 out of 10 for me! I just fell in love with the town, characters and plot, it was so well played out, bravo Nicole Deese!

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

Nicole Deese

Nicole Deese's ( eight humorous, heartfelt, and hope-filled novels include the 2017 Carol Award-winning A Season to Love. Her 2018 release, A New Shade of Summer, was a finalist in the RITA Awards, Carol Awards, and...
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