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The Best Gift (Sisters and Brides #1)

3.95  ·  Rating Details ·  230 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
An overachiever all her life, A. J. Williams finds new meaning when she inherits a bookstore--and meets manager Blake Sullivan. Although they instantly clash, A.J. and Blake soon find common ground when a blizzard strands them together.
Paperback, Love Inspired #292, 251 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Steeple Hill
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Diane Davidson
Sep 03, 2012 Diane Davidson rated it really liked it
Loved the story. It was a christian romance and very well done. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. This is the first one in a series of three and I will be adding the other two books to my to-read list.
Dec 19, 2012 Veronica rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book and I didn't think I would. I had purchased this book in a lot of Love Inspired books and it was one of the last I chose to read. I thought the Aunt Jo's will stipulation was kind of silly but once you get past that part of the book and start to learn about the characters, the book draws you in. I really liked how Hannon developed the romance between A.J. and Blake. She took it at a realistic pace and the characters acted like adults throughout their relationship, it w ...more
Sep 21, 2012 Dee rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, christian
Two-haiku review:

They will inherit
If they will work together
From strangers to love

Sweet Christian romance
Great characters, each with flaws
Nice resolution
Oct 20, 2016 Kathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quaint Fireside Read

Three sisters are recipients of a benevolent aunts will. Each sister has stipulations to what was bequeathed to them. This story follows A.J. A vagabond, free spirited, non committal woman whose past hurts have her jumping at the chance to go work at her aunts bookstore in St. Louis. What she didn't count on was her aunts partner in business, Blake. Blake and A.J. are like oil and water. Over the course of the six months, a fight by the community to hold onto their home town
Marvy Herrera
I really like it. :)
April Suter
Nov 28, 2014 April Suter rated it liked it
AJ's aunt passed away and gave her 1/2 interest in a book store in St. Louis and must work for six months there. What she thought the other owner would be an older, boring guy but she fids a new start.
Katie W
I appreciated and enjoyed reading this story about a bequest, a bookstore, a community, trusting God, an unexpected love story, healing from the past, moving forward with no regrets, embracing life fully.
Aug 13, 2007 Marsha rated it did not like it
Didn't finish. Too preachy! I'll go to church if I want to be sermonized.
Sep 23, 2012 Kathy rated it it was amazing
Very good book
Aug 19, 2009 Cowgirl4christ16 rated it really liked it
Romantic and spiritually enouraging. Some parts were way too sappy for my taste,but is was inspiring none the less.
Aug 29, 2007 Mizbooks rated it liked it
Good book. Cute.
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Mar 05, 2013 Nancy rated it liked it
Enjoyed this book & looking forward reading the others in the series.
Sep 10, 2014 Melissa rated it liked it
Better LI--AJ gets a half interest in a bookstore, meets stodgy Blake. Fall in love but unsure of being hurt.
Jan 26, 2016 Tiff rated it really liked it
Shelves: love-inspired
Typical romance but first in the series. I wouldn't mind reading the next ones.
Jul 25, 2013 Penny rated it really liked it
A nice Christian book where two people overcome life's obstacles with God's help.
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Irene Hannon, who writes both romance and romantic suspense, is the author of more than 45 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, three HOLT Medallions, a Daphne du Maurier Award, a Retailers Choice Award, a Booksellers' Best Award and two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT ...more
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