Gift from the Heart (Sisters and Brides #2)
by Irene Hannon (Goodreads Author)
Since the death of his wife, Dr. Adam Wright had his hands full practicing medicine and trying to raise his willful eleven-year-old daughter alone. What Adam needed was some divine intervention. And when Clare Randall appeared on their doorstep, he knew she was the answer to his prayers. To inherit a legacy from her beloved aunt Jo, their dear old friend, the petite blonde...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published February 21st 2011 by Love Inspired
(first published July 1st 2005)
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This is I think the first in a three book series about three sisters who have lost their aunt. In her will, she stipulates that the three sisters cannot claim their inheritance until they finish six months of service work in various locations in the U.S. Also, it so happens that each sister has a troubled man that they will be working in close contact with for the entirety of the six months. "Gift from the Heart" is Clare's story, and she must work as a nanny, free, for Doctor Adam Wright, watch...more
Dec 21, 2012 Veronica rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
After I read the first book in this series I was excited to read the second. I really enjoyed this book. I would have gave it 4 stars instead of 3 if Clare's background had been a little less tragic. I read the love inspired series because I like uplifting reading escapes and Clare's background was really depressing to read.
This was a depressing book. I understand that people have to go through some very hard times, and that it takes time to heal from them. I also understand that a romance novel generally doesn't keep this much depressing emotional baggage through the entire book. I seriously was almost crying reading this book. Which goes to show that it is well written, but I felt like it dragged on for too long without any other action. It was also a little preachy to me, but that just comes with Christian roman...more
Sep 17, 2012 Sharon rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
I really enjoyed this story, because it made me think about what it takes to have a good relationship with others and with God. Some may say this story was a tear-jerker, but it is also one of spiritual and emotional healing. I read Gift From the Heart because I enjoyed the first book in the Sisters and Brides series, and now I am hoping for a chance to read the third book soon.
Irene Hannon, who writes both romance and romantic suspense, is the author of more than 40 novels. Her books have been honored with two coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America (the “Oscar” of romantic fiction), a National Readers' Choice Award, a HOLT Medallion, a Daphne du Maurier Award, a Retailers Choice Award and two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine.More about Irene Hannon...