Genesis 5020

Stories for His Glory

For Love or Money by Renae Brumbaugh February 8, 2016

Filed under: Book Reviews,Monday Musings — Melissa Finnegan @ 5:00 pm
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ABOUT THE BOOK:            

When Grace Foster is summoned to Chicago to fill in as headmistress for an orphanage, she feels this is her chance to make a difference. To help others.
This is her chance to escape her blink-if-you-miss-it, hole-in-the-wall Texas town. When wealthy heir Daniel Ross comes calling, she wonders if her dreams of becoming a philanthropist have come true.

But then Trevor James, a rugged cowboy-turned-seminary student volunteers to make repairs on the dilapidated orphanage, and Grace’s dreams take a tumble. Can she stay true to her plans of becoming a wealthy benefactress, or has the strapping Texas cattleman managed to lasso her heart?

In this classic tale of brawn versus bank account, Brumbaugh uses her trademark humor and wit to examine what it means to really trust God with our dreams and desires.


This is the place where Renae Brumbaugh is supposed to provide impressive things for you to read. But since the most impressive thing about her is the fact that she almost won a car in one of those little fast-food scratch-off games one time, years ago, but she didn’t actually scratch off the car until she found the card in her desk drawer, long after the deadline had passed . . . there’s not much to say.


But if you really want to know about her writing stuff, she’s the author of many books, has made the ECPA Bestseller list twice, and has contributed to many more books. She’s written hundreds of articles for national publications, and has won awards for her humor.


She’s married to a real hunk, and she’s a mom to some amazing kids. She writes music, sings, and likes to perform on stage. She’s a sometimes schoolteacher, an all-the-time wannabe superhero. Her favorite color is blue, unless you’re talking about nail polish, in which case her favorite color is Bubblegum Pink.


If you want to know more, or if you’d like to read more of her books, you can find her at


This is a very sweet story. Trevor is a very likable hero for our story, I found him easy to relate to.

I struggled a bit with Grace and her desire to marry for money and how easily she sometimes seemed to fall for Daniel and how wishy washy she was with the two men.

I did not trust Daniel from the start and knew he had to be up to something, but what exactly was the question. Why was he so interested in Grace?

The many layers to this story made is worth reading and watching how everything unfolded. I will say I found the book easy to put down at times, I really wanted to be drawn into the story more than I was at first but as I read on the more I fell into the story world. It was a good read and an interesting plot.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million, or your favorite retailer.

A copy of this book was given to me through The Book Club Network Inc. in exchange for an honest review.