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A Man to Trust

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After years spent helping run her family's Christian bookstore, it's time for Adrie Chandler to give her own dream a chance. But can she really trust the beloved shop to new manager Ross Peterson? The man is too handsome, too charming…too much a reminder of another dream Adrie had to let go of—marriage.Yet Ross surprises her by knowing a thing or two about making sacrifice...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published February 21st 2012 by Love Inspired
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Kathleen L. Maher
I just got done reading Carrie Turansky's newest contemporary romance A Man to Trust. It is rare for me to finish a book in under two weeks, but this one kept me turning the pages to that final sweet happily ever after in just a few days.

Adrie Chandler plans to leave her job in Fairhaven, Washington at her Nana's bookstore behind to pursue her dream. An accomplished flutist, she has prepared all her life for a seat in a professional orchestra. All she needs is a reliable, trustworthy man to ass...more
Author: Carrie Turansky
Publisher: Love Inspired
March 2012
ISBN: 978-0-373-87730-0
Genre: Inspirational/romance

Adrie Chandler is anxious to give her dream as a professional flutist a shot. She and her grandmother hire a new manager for their Christian bookstore, so Adrie and hopefully find a job in an orchestra, but can she really trust her grandmother’s choice for the position? The man is too handsome, too charming, and too much a reminder of another dream.

Ross Peterson owne...more
Love Inspired has released a new Carrie Turansky romance. A Man to Trust is one of those stories to take with you to a comfortable chair, slump down, and read to your heart's content.

Adrie has suffered through betrayal and rejection. Because of it, she 's lost her ability to trust strangers, especially good looking strangers. Her dream is to be a symphony flutist, but before she can go after it, she must help her grandmother find a manager to run her Christian bookstore. Ross is an outgoing and...more
Carrie Turansky's A Man to Trust focuses on Adrie Chandler and Ross Peterson. Adrie is living in Fairhaven and running her grandmother's Christian bookstore. She is a kind individual, but is acutely aware of having suffered an immense betrayal in her past. Ross is the new manager at the store and is suffering his own disappointments after his business was forced to shut down.

I don't think I'm giving away to much in saying that this book focuses on Adrie and Ross's friendship and romance consider...more
A Man to Trust by Carrie Turansky
Review by Kara Grant

After years spent helping run her family's Christian bookstore, it's time for Adrie Chandler to give her own dream a chance. But can she really trust the beloved shop to new manager Ross Peterson? The man is too handsome, too charming…too much a reminder of another dream Adrie had to let go of-—marriage.
Yet Ross surprises her by knowing a thing or two about making sacrifices. Suddenly, Adrie's questioning what she really wants. And whether th...more
Amelia Elizabeth
I kind of feel this book would have been a 2.5 but I rounded it up.

Characters - I liked the characters but I just didn't have a great connection with them. I feel like Adrie dragged her feet a bit much and that Ross should have pushed harder. (1/2 Star)

Plot - The story was good, I really enjoyed reading this book. However, I would have liked a little less of Adrie dragging her feet towards the relationship and maybe more back story about her missionary parents and her life there. More back story...more
"A Man to Trust" by Carrie Turansky was a lovely, quick easy book to read. I was only disappointed in the book because it never mentioned what happened exactly to the co-op, where the last book left it hanging as to what was going to happen to the building. Oh well guess I will just have to imagine that all is well.

I found the relationship between Adrie and Ross to be refreshing. Sure there was some dancing around their attraction but with one character they had a serious reason to avoid any rel...more
Ginger Solomon
A photographer and a flutist thrown together at, of all places, a book store. As we look in on Adrie and Ross, we see two people struggling with past mistakes, and the future they see for themselves. Neither are looking for love, but love finds them. In true Love Inspired fashion, Carrie Turansky takes us to the town of Fairhaven where love blooms between the unsuspecting as God looks on, laughing at the struggles humans put themselves through.

Ms. Turansky's excellent writing and storytelling dr...more
This was a sweet little story. I liked 'meeting' Adrie, and enjoyed reading more about Ross. The background of northern Washington State was lovely, too. A good story about learning how to trust that God's plans for us are good, all the time.
Tammy Doherty
I really enjoyed this book as a light romance. Although this is a story all about romance, the issues faced by Ross and Adrie are real and make the reader think. Would I be able to stay faithful to the Lord if all my dreams seemed to dry up and blow away? Is chasing after your dream worth any expense? The refreshing part of this novel is that neither Adrie nor Ross are whiny about the things in their lives that seem to be obstacles to what they want. Each realistically and believable struggle to...more
I read A Man to Trust and thoroughly enjoyed the story of Adrie and Ross. The tension between the two was just right. He’s flirty and she’s a little reserved which is what makes this one such fun! I thought Adrie’s desire to make sure she made the correct decision about her future and her hesitancy to trust Ross was presented in realistic fashion. After all, he’s a new believer and a girl can’t be too careful. Right? Thankfully, she learns to trust him because he lives his new found faith and pr...more
Christian Singer
A look at the inner battle of trusting others after you've been hurt. Reading this might renew your faith in humanity.
Small town Fairhaven is the perfect setting for this sweet story of dreams and losses, friendship and love. Ross, our hero, has experienced a loss, as he had to close his photography studio due to the economy. Grandma hires Ross to manage the book store so Adrie can pursue her dream of playing her flute professionally. As in Ms. Turansky’s other book set in Fairhaven, Seeking His Love, the characters are well-developed and are realistic, the story develops naturally and comfortably, with enough...more
I received this book in a goodreads giveaway. Most romance novels have a pattern and you can often predict just what will happen to bring the characters together in the end. I honestly was looking forward to see what would bring them together. The message behind the book was as important to the development of the book as the story itself. A fun and inspirational read!
Liz Murphy
I really enjoyed this book, it has real struggles that ppl face everyday, I love how they can over come they're doubts and fears to take a step into the unknown
This was a nice, sweet romance. I liked the characters in it and the story.
Shirley Hester
Loved the ending!!! Good book.
A bit tedious; dragged considerably.
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Carrie Turansky is the award-winning author of thirteen inspirational romance novels and novellas. She has been a winner of the ACFW Carol Award, the International Digital Award, and the Crystal Globe Award. Her next book will be The Daughter of Highland Hall, releasing 10/07/14. She lives in central New Jersey with her husband, Scott, who is a pastor, author, speaker and counselor. They have five...more
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