“. . . heartwarming and sweet . . . compelling . . .”–RT Book Reviews on A Love So True
Determined to protect the children of Teaville, Kansas, from the bullying she experienced as a child, Mercy McClain finds fulfillment working at the local orphanage and serving on the school board. When Aaron Firebrook, the worst of her childhood bullies, petitions the board for a teaching position, she’s dead set against his getting the job.
Aaron knows he deserves every bit of Mercy’s mistrust, but he’s returned to his hometown a changed man and is seeking the forgiveness of those he wronged. He doesn’t expect Mercy to like him, but surely he can prove he now has the children’s best interests at heart.
Will resentment and old wounds hold them back, or can Mercy and Aaron overcome the past in time to battle the threats against the future of the town’s orphans?
My thoughts and giveaway:
I have thoroughly been enjoying this series and this book did not disappoint.
Mercy is a wounded character, inside and out. I loved that she wasn’t perfect physically, as most heroines tend to be. She isn’t overly warm and fuzzy, honestly, but she is real.
I really liked Aaron. I loved his story of redemption and how God worked in his life. I couldn’t wait for Mercy to see the man Aaron was now and not hold onto the past.
I adored the other characters in this book as well, the young boys that desperately need to see the love of Jesus.
Have no fear if you haven’t read that other books in this series, you can easily pick this one up and enjoy it. However, the other books in this series are excellent as well.
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Sounds like a good read.
I love Melissa Jagears’ books! Can’t wait to get my hands on this one!
Sounds like a good story. Would like to win it.
I haven’t read any of this series yet. Love the name “Teaville” for a town!
Looking forwarding to reading this book. Definitely on my wish list.
Our church library readers are going to love this book.
Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
I would recommend this book to everyone. Her other books have been winners
I enjoy Melissa’s books and am looking forward to reading this. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.
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Wow, love the cover. I would love to win this book. Thank you for this Giveaway.
I have not had the pleasure of reading any in this series yet. The series looks great! Thanks for the opportunity to enter this contest. paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet
I have the other two books in this series and this next book, A Chance At Forever, sounds like a wonderful addition to the series! I am so looking forward to reading it! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book!!! ~Alison Boss
I can’t wait to read this one!
Wonderful review, Melissa. I’ve been wanting to read this series.
I have only read Melissa’s first book or two, but the era she writes in i do enjoy!
Thanks for the chance to win, I would love to read this book!
This has been a great series, with the first one, in particular, one of the very best books I read during that publication year. Thank you for the review and opportunity to participate.
It is interesting when you cross paths w/ a childhood bully when you’re an adult–I still try to avoid them! It will be interesting to see how this story plays out!
Such a good series that I started on a whim from the library. So glad I did! I haven’t read this one yet, so thanks for the chance to win it and continue on in the series.
I just need to read the novella that proceeds this book and I’m all caught up. Nice review for a consistently great author.