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Once Upon a Family (Fostered by Love #1)

4.02 of 5 stars 4.02  ·  rating details  ·  86 ratings  ·  7 reviews
As the local high school principal, Peter Stone knew troubled student Sean Williams needed his expert assistance. And as a Christian, Peter knew God was leading him to help. Yet it was the boy's mother who captured Peter's notice. Laura, a widow caring for her four children and ailing aunt, had no time for romance or religion. Somehow, despite her protests, Laura found her ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 249 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Steeple Hill
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Normally, I shy away from romance novels--especially the kind you read in monthly paperbacks. "Chick porn," I call it, since these novels typically induce women to long for what they don't have--much like girlie magazines and X-rated movies do for a man.

However, Margaret Daley is not that kind of writer. This book is a good example of why.

When a newly widowed woman and a divorced man meet regarding her son's behavior at school, neither Laura Williams nor Peter Stone imagine they could ever be m
As a former foster parent who adopted her foster daughter, I assumed I would like this series which centers around foster care, but I didn't just like this first book, I loved it! Margaret Daley has written a story that is sweet,but yet has lots of depth to it. She obviously knows a great deal about the emotions foster children deal with, and the varied ways that unexpressed anger shows itself. Within the course of the story Ms. Daley deals with foster care, divorce, the healing qualities of ani ...more
I really liked this book. It's family oriented, and since I'm a momma, that's what I'm into. It's about a widow and her four kids who move in with her aged aunt in a new town after she (the widow) had to go through bankruptcy because of her late husband's gambling debts. It's about the struggles she goes through while raising her kids and trying to keep her sanity. As an added bonus, her oldest son's principal becomes interested in her. It also is about the widow's relationship with God as she s ...more
Jul 05, 2007 Jenny rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone that enjoys Christian romance novels
This was a great book. I was reminded that the best way to handle problems in our lives is to turn them over to God and let Him handle them for us. It works, if we just do it!
Clean, easy to read Christian romance. Centers on family and the Lord and is written well.
Oct 08, 2013 Grace is currently reading it
niceeeeeeeeeeeee touching story
Olean Public Library
-A very nice love story.
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Margaret Daley, an award-winning author of seventy-six books, has been married for over forty years and is a firm believer in romance and love. When she isn’t traveling, she’s writing love stories, often with a suspense thread and corralling her three cats that think they rule her household. To find out more about Margaret visit her website at
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