Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A Valentine's Wish by Betsy St. Amant (Review)



Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Steeple Hill (February 1, 2010)
ISBN-13: 978-0373875818
FTC: I bought this at Wal-Mart.

Book Summary:
Unless youth pastor Andy Stewart finds a suitable wife fast, he'll lose his job. Yet the woman of his dreams is his best friend. And Lori Perkins is still smarting over a failed engagement, so he can't just declare his love. His plan: he'll be her secret admirer and woo her anonymously with flowers and chocolates. And then, when romance is on her mind, Andy will confess his Valentine's wish—to spend his life with her. There's just one little problem. Lori seems to think her secret admirer is someone else!


Excerpt:
Unemployed. Single. And out of brownie mix.Lori Perkins tapped her nails against the open pantry door. Canned vegetables and peanut butter crackers were nowhere near sufficient for this kind of low. She rested her forehead against the frame and blew a strand of dark hair out of her eyes. It really wasn't her fault—well, maybe two of the three problems were. She probably shouldn't have quit her job at the aquarium gift shop before the administrative position across town was a done deal, and she definitely should have gone to the grocery store before her chocolate stash ran out. But her single status was most certainly not of her own choosing. Add the fact that Valentine's Day was mere weeks away, and it became official. She was broke, hungry and destined to be alone.


My Review:
I loved this book. It is a cute, funny, sweet Christian romance novel. I have been a fan of hers since I read Return to Love last year. It was her first Love Inspired novel. I really enjoyed it too.

In this second book it features the same characters but Lori and Andy come to the front. They are already best friends but do they love each other?

Lori knows she loves him but Andy is a different story. He is a youth pastor and his church suggests he finds a wife. His first thought is Lori but how to convince her since he did not realize she was in love with him. He comes up with a plan to send her presents from her Secret Admirer but the plan backfires on him. Some of his youth group members get it on it and help him.

It is a light hearted book with some more serious moments too. Lori has no permanent job so she is filling as manager at Andy's Aunt's chocolate shop. A perfect job for her since she has a chocolate obsession. lol How will everything work out in the end? Very satisfying and it made me sigh. Highly Recommended. :)

2 comments:

Betsy St. Amant said...

Thanks so much! What a rave review. =)

I hope you'll look for my third novel, RODEO SWEETHEART, April 1st and join cowgirl Sam(antha) in her quest to bull ride at her local rodeo and save her family ranch...even if city slicker Ethan Ames has quite the opposite goal in mind...

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