(A Carolina Carpenter Brides Novella)
When Valerie Bradford asks a Home and Hearth store employee for assistance, she doesn't realize that she'll get more attention than she bargained for.
Austin Hodges can't believe what the feisty blond plans to accomplish all by herself. Because of his profession, he knows how much help she needs, but for right now, his advice will have to do.
God must lead them through the misunderstandings they encounter toward a bright future together.
Previously published in Carolina Carpenter Brides, Barbour Publishing, 2007
This novel, by Lena Nelson Dooley, is what I like to call a “Sweet,” love story. It is easy to see why she has 700,000 books in print. Hard to imagine, until you read the story. These are books anyone in the family can enjoy. Even young readers. I would not hesitate to let my tween granddaughters read this novel.
Dooley’s characters have a budding relationship, but the question is will it ever bloom. Sometimes even the best intentions can become complicated. In this case, complication of trust issues so serious it is difficult to tell whether Austin Hodges and Valerie Bradford, the novel’s main characters, are meant to be together.