Picture Perfect Family (Claremont, Alabama, #3)
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Picture Perfect Family (Claremont, Alabama #3)

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"I Made A Promise."

Intending to keep her vow to raise her orphaned nephew, photographer Mandy Carter is concerned when the boy's uncle appears in town. Handsome youth minister Daniel Brantley is determined to take over little Kaden's upbringing. Once upon a time Mandy was in love with Daniel, but he left her behind to do mission work overseas. Now he's back - and seems to

Mass Market Paperback, Love Inspired #696, 224 pages
Published March 2012 by Love Inspired (first published February 21st 2012)
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"Picture Perfect Family" by Renee Andrews is a book that has gotten me hooked on reading all of Ms. Andrews books. It is the third one I have read and frankly the fact that I laugh, cry and thoroughly enjoy her books has me hooked.

I enjoyed the journey of lessons on forgiving. I was also impressed with one of the characters because no matter the pressure to do something they remained steadfast in their opinions. I didn't like the opinion but I knew it the end how it had to work out. What I was i...more
Mandy Carter is raising her nephew Kaden after an accident took her sister Mia's and brother-in-law Jacob's life. After a week of stress, being sick and overwhelmed after taking custody of Kaden she sends Jacob's brother Daniel an e-mail saying she is overwhelmed and needs him to take over, she immediately regrets it as she has grown close to and loves Kaden.
Daniel leaves his mission work to go back to his hometown as a youth minister and to take custody of Kaden. In spite of Mandy insisting sh...more
Watermelon Daisy

Picture Perfect Family was definitely special.

You know a book fits under that category when they twist around things you usually don’t appreciate. In this book, there are many things I usually don’t like, such as: third-person writing, a heavy romance theme, that cute little kid who does no harm, characters who’re perfect in appearance and a swoon-worthy love-interest.

Yet, this book kept me captivated. There were dull moments, but they didn’t proceed for more than three pages, so it’s all good....more
Picture Perfect Family by Renee Andrews was quite good. However, the scene near the end isn't quite right. Casey doesn't seem to suffer any consequences for his serious drunk driving incident. He certainly would, especially being a teen. And within a month or two of the incident, Casey would know the consequences but, instead, we only learn that Nadia and Casey are back to good health. Definitely should have had another scene where we learn about Casey.
The perfect family is not always what you expect. As this story unfolds, Mandy Carter has so much grief to deal with. She has lost family. She is raising her nephew.
Then Daniel returns home from the Missions field. He feels he has to rescue Mandy from the care of their nephew so she can live her dreams.
Only her dream has changed since Kaden, her nephew, arrived as part of her life. She finds dreams can change. God's path can lead through some rough waters. God does not cause the tragedies but...more
I won this book as a FirstReads.

Since her sister and brother-in-law died after being hit by a drunk driver, 24-year-old Mandy Carter has devoted her life to raising her nephew, Kaden. When Kaden's uncle, and Mandy's long-time crush, Daniel Brantley, comes back to town, she worries that he will try to take Kaden away from her.

I liked the fact that while, in the broad strokes, this book fit the bill of a typical romance, there were some details that varied from the norm and kept the story fresh.
Crystal Feaster
Definitely a christian romance well not alot of romance but the message of the book was good I think thats what kept me interested enough that you have to forgive no matter what the circumstances but another thing Mandy needed to learn was that god does everything for a reason (definitely could have been a sentiment in this book) Kaden was sweet maybe a little mature for a four year old and I liked Daniel also pretty good little book it gets the message across pretty well
This was a really touching book. I liked the characters and the situations. The little boy was the cutest. I liked that both POVs were shown and well. This was an emotional book and was very inspirational. (as the imprint implies) The ending was great and perfect too. Everything was well written and heartfelt. Enjoy
this was a sad and happy story that had me in tears for joy and sadness. I know the feeling she felt blaming god for taking away her family it happens often when someone is taken from you so suddenly but you learn to not blame him any longer
Emma Moulton
I won this book through Goodreads Firstreads

This is a really touching book and due to this I wasn't able to put it down. You won't regret reading this book.

5 stars
I had a hard time putting this book down. I felt as if you took me right there with them. Great book! I enjoyed every second of reading this book. Thank you!
I enjoyed this book. I really like the characters and how the story played out.
Shirley Hester
The book was ok
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