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Hometown Promise by Merrillee Whren
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance
About the Author
Merrillee Whren is an award-winning author who writes inspirational romance. She is the winner of the 2003 Golden Heart Award for best inspirational romance manuscript presented by Romance Writers of America. She has also been the recipient of the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award and the Maggie Award for Excellence. Merrillee is married to her own personal hero, her husband of forty-plus years, and has two grown daughters. She has lived in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Chicago and Florida but now makes her home in the Arizona desert. When she’s not writing or working for her husband’s recruiting firm, she spends her free time playing tennis or walking while she does the plotting for her novels. Please visit her Web site at http://www.merrilleewhren.com or connect with her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MerrilleeWhren.Author. You can sign up for her newsletter by using this link. http://www.merrilleewhren.com/sign-up-for-merrillees-newsletter/
Christian love stories are fun to read and clean, so you know that you’ll not be shocked with scenes that you didn’t expect. The characters in this book all end up facing the fact that they’re not as close to God as they want to be. Juliane and Lukas have met when they were in college, but it was not a good experience.
Lukas had been an alcoholic, just like Juliane’s father. She can’t think past her bad memories, even though he seems to have changed. She’s seen this act before and can’t let herself fall for a guy who will break her heart. The two of them are attracted to one another. The book has each character speak and you can quickly see what they are all about.
Juliane has a life that’s organized just the way she liked, so why did Lukas become a distraction. And why did her sister, Elise come back to live with her? Can Juliane overcome her jealousy of Elise and learn to give people a second chance at living a life that glorifies God?
I really enjoyed this quick read that makes a wonderful example of God’s grace and His plan.
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