Monday, June 08, 2015
Gail Gaymer Martin's A Mother to Love ~ Reviewed
A MOTHER TO LOVE
Gail Gaymer Martin
Series: Love Inspired
Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Love Inspired (May 19, 2015)
An Unexpected Family
Angie Bursten wants to find love on her own timeline. Tired of her family's interference, coworker Rick Jameson comes to the rescue—as her pretend boyfriend. Angie starts to spend time with Rick and his adorable daughter, Carly, and what began as a hoax soon feels all too real. Betrayed by the woman he'd married, single dad Rick is slow to trust. But seeing Angie with Carly, he can't ignore the way he feels for his beautiful coworker. And when Angie helps Rick with the toughest battle of his life—gaining full custody of his child—there'll be no more pretending. If they can open their hearts, Rick and Angie have a real shot at happily-ever-after.
A Mother to Love is about two co-workers, Angie Bursten and Rick Jameson. Angie is dealing with an overbearing mother and sister who are trying to match her with every eligible bachelor, just to get her married off and having a family. Yet she struggles with dating, due to mistakes in her past that weigh her down, and have caused her to drift from the Lord. Rick has been divorced for a few years from a wife who constantly tries to cause problems and keep his little girl away from him. Both Angie and Rick are hesitant in regards to relationships, but they have become good friends over the years. Things change when Rick helps Angie move into her new house. They begin hanging out more, until finally, Rick introduces her to his daughter, Carly. Carly and Angie form an instant bond, while Rick and Angie's feelings begin to develop quickly as well.
This was such a cute story. I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. I can relate to Angie's character, having made mistakes of my own in the past that I had a hard time forgiving myself for. It's such a wonderful feeling when you fully realize the full forgiveness you have through Jesus Christ. Angie's instant love for Rick's daughter was endearing as well. I'm sure that doesn't always happen, but their relationship was a wonderful bonus to the story.