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Terri (The Women of Valley View #2)

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Despite a bustling day care center and a new foster child, Terri Hayes hungers for a family of her own. Then a plumbing mishap leaves her homeless and questioning God’s plan.

Steve Evans’s gracious offer of his basement apartment as a temporary solution is an answered prayer. Steve is a successful writer and a good father, but Terri is horrified when Steve’s book research
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Published April 12th 2013 by Harbourlight (first published April 11th 2013)
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Feb 28, 2013 Nancee rated it it was amazing
Terri Hayes owns the most successful day care center in Valley View, but nearly 30 years of age she continues to pray for a family of her own. She loves her business, but her maternal instincts are strong and her biological clock is ticking. In the meantime has decided to take in foster children. With her home located right next to the day care center, convenience is a bonus. Having completed the classes in foster parenting and passing the home inspection Terri receives a late-night call to come ...more
Anne Campbell
Apr 17, 2013 Anne Campbell rated it really liked it
Terri Hays runs a day care center, the most popular day care in Valley View, Oklahoma, at that. So why does she want the hassle of becoming a foster parent?

She's pushing thirty really hard, and she has no children of her own. No husband, and none on the horizon. Although she already has a wedding dress and a guy in mind--if Steve would only change his attitude about not wanting more kids. But he already has three daughters and a granddaughter, products of a failed marriage, and he seems to think
Apr 21, 2013 Brittany rated it really liked it
This was a very enjoyable book. The author did a good job with the interactions between characters. This is not the first book in this series, but it was very easy to read this book without having read the one before it. The author covers the sensitive issue of the foster care system well, highlighting a positive experience in this book while acknowledging some past hurtful experience with the system by one of the characters. The characters were well written and their growing relationship was ve ...more
May 24, 2013 Susan rated it it was amazing
Such a charming, enchanting story. This is the first book I've read by this author and I loved it. I'm looking forward to reading more by this author. I loved the story of Steve and Terri, their friends and family. I also enjoyed the foster parent twist. I received a copy of this book via in exchange for my honest review.
Lisa Johnson
Apr 27, 2013 Lisa Johnson rated it it was amazing
Title: Terri (Women of the Valley Book #2)
Author: Sharon Srock
Pages: 304 (Printed to be released May 22nd 2013)
Year: 2013
Publisher: Harborlight Books
Sometimes you never know what a novel is about whether you’re looking at the cover or reading the synopsis on the back. Perhaps, like me, you even see what other novels the authors has written or perhaps even co-authored. Here, when I read about this novel, I was curious as I had never read anything by the author. The synopsis wasn’t helpful in dis
Michelle Woods
May 01, 2013 Michelle Woods rated it it was amazing
Title: Terri
Author: Sharon Srock
Pages: 303
Year: 2012
Publisher: Pelican Book Group
Terri Hays is a young woman looking for marriage and kids. At twenty-nine and still single she has already created a good life for herself. As she runs a child day care in the house next door she still has plans for expanding. After watching a show on foster care and praying long and hard, Terri comes to the conclusion that she should become a foster parent.
Steve Anderson, a successful author, has a good friendship
Lilly Maytree
May 06, 2013 Lilly Maytree rated it it was amazing
Terri is a single woman looking for "Mr. Right," and has been looking for him so long that she begins to go ahead with her plans in spite of not having found him, yet. There's someone on her mind, of course, but he has older children and a granddaughter, already, while Terri wants very much to have babies. So, she becomes a foster parent. In hopes that this will fulfill some of the desires of her heart whether she finds a husband, or not.

That's the premise. A lot of things happen to both thwart
May 27, 2013 Cindi rated it it was amazing
Terri Hayes is a single lady who runs a daycare center with a dream to have a family of her own. Through answer to prayer, she decides to become a foster parent. Terri wants to make a difference in the lives of the parents as well as the child.

Due to a major plumbing problem, Terri is forced out of her home while repairs are made. Steve Evans and his two daughters happily offer their basement apartment to her for as long as she needs.

While Terri and her foster child, Kelsey, are there, Steve's d
Apr 11, 2013 Judy rated it it was amazing
A Heartwarming Read!

Terri is book two in the Women of Valley View Series. After reading Callie, book one, I didn't think book two could be as good. I was wrong. Terri is a book that touched my heart and I didn’t want it to end.

Terri has a passion for caring for children. She runs a very successful day care center. She is praying that someday God will bring a man into her life that loves and wants children as much as she does. In the meantime, Terri has decided to take in foster children to love
Apr 20, 2013 Cathleen rated it it was amazing
Terri Hays is a young Christian woman looking for marriage and children. At twenty-nine she is still single. Terri has created a good life for herself. She is owner/operator of a child care center next door to her home with plans for expanding.

Terri while watching a special on the foster care system prays for guidance and feels a strong compulsion to become a foster parent.

Steve Anderson, a successful author, has a good friendship with Terri. Terri thought he was "The One". She even has a weddi
Andrea Williams
May 22, 2013 Andrea Williams rated it it was amazing
This is my first book to read by Ms. Srock but I will certainly be looking for the others in the series! I thoroughly enjoyed reading Terri and it held my attention until the very end. I received a free copy of the ebook version from, and while there were a few glitches in the editing for it, I am sure they were corrected by time the print version released. I love the cover and wish I had seen it before I read to get a picture of the characters in my mind.

Terri Hayes is a wonderf
Jun 11, 2013 Amy rated it it was amazing
This was a very endearing story about Terri (who is 30), who very much wants to have a family of her own. She has even gone so far as to purchase her wedding dress and keeps it in her closet. Talk about being prepared. Anyway, things haven't worked out the way she would have liked so besides running her daycare business, she decides to become a foster parent. The little girl she gets is so cute but she comes from a couple of parents who are very young and have lost their way and are in a bit of ...more
Dora Hiers
Apr 17, 2013 Dora Hiers rated it it was amazing
This series is set around four friends and their friendship. The first book introduced Callie and the women of Valley View while this book picks up with Terri, a single owner of a day care center and new foster mother, but you'll connect with all the friends again. This author writes multiple characters well, and I was never confused at any point in the book with how many characters were on scene at any given time.

I thoroughly enjoyed the pacing of the story line and the conflicts, including the
Linda Clarke
May 25, 2013 Linda Clarke rated it it was amazing
Terri is a delightful story, the second book in Women of Valley View. The humor is great and the author had me bursting into laughter several times. The romance is delectable and I found myself sighing and rereading the sweet romance scenes between Terri and Steve. The storyline is so interesting, dealing with being a foster parent, and seeing the other side of the problem. The author doesn’t portray the parents whose child is taken away as bad people, but someone who needs help. This is just a ...more
Sherry Hoover
Apr 24, 2013 Sherry Hoover rated it it was amazing
I received this book from in exchange for my honest opinion. Sharon has hit the mark again! I couldn't put it down! She pulls us into the lives of each character. Their struggles may be different yet the same to our own as we have lived life. It causes us to seek to improve our relationship with our Heavenly Father and also reinforces that we never walk alone nor fall too far to be picked back up by His Hands. It also humbles us to realize that we can never truly empathize with o ...more
May 29, 2013 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read by Sharon Srock and I really enjoyed it. Terri is a heartwarming story centering around a woman who is approaching 30 and desiring a husband and children to call her own. As Terri begins to believe her friend Steve may be her happily ever, she soon realizes their dreams for the future may not be compatible. Terri becomes a foster mom to an adorable little girl and Steve steps in to help out-and here the fun begins.

The author does a wonderful job with character
Mary Host
May 10, 2013 Mary Host rated it it was amazing
I loved this book about foster care because I have great memories of my parents taking in foster children. Terri loves children and enters foster care to make a difference in the lives of children even though she already runs a day care business. When she needs a place to live, Steve provides a basement apartment for her. His daughters and grandson add a lot of fun to the romance of the story. I was drawn into the story and could hardly stop reading. I even felt sorry for the parents of the fost ...more
May 07, 2013 Donna rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
What a wonderful story! Ms. Srock made me laugh and cry, and brought a smile to my face with the final words even though I was sad to be finished.

Terri and Steve are both wonderful characters, people I would love to have in my own circle of friends. We all really need a Steve in our lives, someone who knows when to speak the hard truths. And I think we all have a bit of Terri in us - fearing how hard it is to hear those truths. I love the way these two interact and their lives weave together.

Jun 11, 2013 Katie-anne rated it it was amazing
I had a hard time putting this book down. It was very good, and wholesome to read. Terri was a very normal woman, and it was easy to feel what she felt. I truly enjoyed reading about a family coming together and caring for people the way Steve and Terri did. The author did a great job with the way she portrayed this story. I can't wait to read more by this author.

I received this book for free in exchange for my review on I give it 5 stars !!!!
I also posted my review on BarnesandNobl
Lori Weller
May 29, 2013 Lori Weller rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I read by this author but it will certainly not be my last. I have seen the good and bad sides of the foster care system from a medical standpoint.This book is very realistic in it's description of the emotional ups and downs the families and foster families goes through. There are so many wonderful foster care families. Thank you for the easy to read, funny at times, and loving in Christ story.
I received a copy of the book from to read and review. Reviews pos
Lisa Belcastro
Aug 27, 2013 Lisa Belcastro rated it really liked it
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Sharon Srock has a real talent for telling a sweet, engaging page-turning story. The challenges Ella and Sean faced are real today for far too many people, and Srock had me twisting my hair wondering and hoping. I, like his many fans, love Steve. Great male lead. He's flawed, but soooooo appealing. And Terri is your best friend from the start. I won this book and was more than pleasantly surprised. I'm ordering the first book today, and will eager await the third!
Cathy Smith
Apr 10, 2013 Cathy Smith rated it really liked it
I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads. I was plesantly pleased by the characters and the storyline. It was so true-to-life right now. I know many christians though, and have never met anyone like the characters. They are almost too good to be true. I know they have their faults, so that makes them more realistic. My favorite part was when the "plan" the girls had turned on them in the was awesome! Now I'll have to read the other books to catch up everything...a very ...more
Cheri Swalwell
Feb 05, 2013 Cheri Swalwell rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading the second book in the Women of Valley View series, Terri. I was privileged to be able to read an advanced reader's copy. As with Callie, the first book, I couldn’t put it down. Despite my busy schedule of late, it took me only three sittings to read it from beginning to end. Not because it’s short, but because I didn’t want to quit reading.

We were introduced to the main characters in this novel in Callie, and that right there set me up to like the story. I love connecti
Oct 11, 2014 Sharee rated it it was amazing
Terri is book two in the Women of Valley View Series by Sharon Srock and it is just as great as Callie and Pam (also in the series). I love the characters in these books and although the books can be read as stand alones, they are a wonderful series when combined. The stories pull you in as a reader and you find yourself befriending the characters. Terri is a great contemporary fiction book and a must read!

Terri is a single woman who is feeling her biological clock ticking away. She’s not marrie
Mar 05, 2015 Melissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Terri is the second book in The Women of Valley View Series. After reading the first (Callie) and then the third (Pam) I was very interested in learning more about Terri. She seemed to be a very compassionate and yet settled woman. I loved her character and what she brought to the books in the other stories.

Terri is somewhat settled in her life. She runs a successful daycare center. She owns her home and is very happy in the life she has made. However, something does seem to be missing. She disl
Feb 01, 2013 Diana rated it it was amazing
I'm excited that I was able to read this copy before it is available thanks to the author.

Now's the time to pick up Callie before Terri is released so you'll be in on the beginning of the series. Not to worry that you won't be able to follow Terri, while part of as series it is a goodread on it's on.

Terri Hayes runs a day care center but her biggest desire is to have a family of her own. She hasn’t found the right man to marry and she’s almost 30. Terri decides she won’t wait to be a mom. Withou
Anne Rightler
May 24, 2016 Anne Rightler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Terri, by Sharon Srock is a second book in the Women of Valley View series and yet can easily be a standalone story. Srock does a great job of writing about realistic relationships (especially of this group of friends in Valley View) and circumstances. In this story, she tackles the foster care system and does a nice job of presenting both the parental side and the side of the foster parent. The main characters are believable and likable. Terri is a successful day care owner who wants a family o ...more
Cherie Kasper
May 03, 2013 Cherie Kasper rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Terri Hayes is a single woman who has a list of what she’s looking for in a husband, one of her top priorities is having children. She has her own business right next door to her house, a day care center. And now she’s adding being a foster parent into the mix. What Terri also has is a close relationship with God.

Ella and Sean are a young couple in trouble. They have left their hometown after his Dad’s business closes down, and they are running from God.

Steve, his two daughters and grandson have
Zoe McCarthy
Oct 29, 2013 Zoe McCarthy rated it really liked it
I enjoyed Terri. Because it’s the second book in the Women of Valley View series, I had several people to get to know in the beginning. In spite of this, I found Terri to be a stand-alone book with a satisfying ending. I enjoyed the glimpses into the foster care system—the struggles of the children, parents, foster parents, and social workers involved. The actions and reactions seemed realistic.

At the beginning of her new foster care endeavor, Terri must also handle living temporarily next door
Janice Sisemore
Oct 11, 2014 Janice Sisemore rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2015

This is the 2nd book in the series and it does help to read Callie first but not necessary. Terri decides to become a foster parent. After she gets Kelsey to foster there is a flood in the house from water pipe. This causes a lot of damage so she had to move out while they are working on it. Steve Evans has extra space and will be a area that is private. Steve's daughters live with him also, which a lot of their story is in the first book. They cook up a plan to get Terri and Steve together
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Author Sharon Srock went from science fiction to Christian fiction at slightly less than warp speed. Twenty five years ago, she cut her writer's teeth on Star Trek fiction. Today, she writes inspirational stories that focus on ordinary women using their faith to accomplish extraordinary things. A member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, Sharon serves her local chapter in the role of treas ...more
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The Women of Valley View (5 books)
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