Family By Design by Heather Justesen - A Review

What I'm reading now   Family By Design

As you know, I am a lover of YA and suspense novels. Occasionally, I'll throw in some adult fiction/non-fiction, but I don't stray very often from those genres. So, when I picked up Family By Design by Heather Justesen, a women's fiction novel, I wondered if I'd be able to get through it. I did and I really liked it. Surprise, Surprise. It goes to show you that trying new things can be great.

I didn't realize a book could be a true page-turner without the threat of murder or some kind of violence. This is a fun, quick entertaining read. While I thought some of the things Rena decided to do were just crazy and Tucker seemed a bit like a bully, this story worked. I can't imagine being thrown into a relationship like this. My only question was, where was her family when she needed help after she got married and Tucker was gone?

Do you like women's fiction? What are your favorite titles?

Go out and get Family By Design and see if it becomes one of your favorites

Cover Blurb
Before he could think better of it, he blurted out, “I understand your concerns. I’m going to speak to my commander about getting an early discharge. My girlfriend, Rena, and I have talked about getting married. There just hasn’t been any rush.”
As soon as the words were out of his mouth, he wondered what he was thinking. Yes, they had discussed marriage, but not to each other! He and Rena had never even dated.

Tucker’s on his way to the biggest challenge of his life. Rena already has it all—except a family of her own. But neither one expected their friendship would take such a dramatic turn.

When Tucker becomes the guardian of his newly orphaned niece and nephew, he knows he can’t handle them alone, not when he might be shipped out with the Marines at any moment. Desperate, he turns to Rena for a major favor. His marriage proposal would give her everything she wants, but can she learn to live without the romance she’s always dreamed of?

As time, prayer, and a life-changing kiss work a little magic in her heart, Rena wonders if someone up there has a plan for her that’s better than anything she could’ve come up with on her own. And though it seems crazy at first, this could become her chance for a marriage that will last for eternity.

Also, as a special promotion for anyone who buys a book before January 31, you can get a free ebook for her companion novella, “Shear Luck.” Once you buy a copy of her book go here (link) to get your free copy.

As if that weren’t enough, Heather’s holding a host of giveaways on her blog throughout the next few weeks, see the rules at the bottom of this post to enter. (and the rafflecopter code I'll send you this weekend will have all of the prizes, etc embedded, so it'll be easy.)

Here’s the blurb for Shear Luck, post it if you feel like it. =)
Chelsea Robison has never forgotten the older boy next door whom she crushed on as a teen, so when she runs into him at the restaurant he’s preparing to open, it’s a delightful shock. And learning he’s available again is more than a little tantalizing.

Vaughn Krenshaw had never seen his neighbor as more than a nice kid—but Chelsea had definitely grown up in the decade since they saw each other last. He’s attracted to the feisty red head, but still struggles over his wife’s death the previous year. And then there’s his five-year-old daughter, Molly, who really liked Chelsea—until she realized the woman was dating her dad.

As Chelsea starts to wonder if their love for each other will be enough to make things work, a specter from Vaughn’s past rises, making her question whether she really knew him at all.

Check out the previous blogs in the tour by clicking on Julie Bellon's name and tomorrow, go check out what Talley has to say about it.
Tuesday, Jan. 24 Julie Bellon

Thursday, Jan. 26 Rebecca Talley

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