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Unexpected Gifts (Whedon, PA #1)

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Life happens...and then life really happens!

Teacher Eli Cartwright has it all figured out - the career, the reliable boyfriend and the next few dependable decades. Yet life has quite a sense of humor, it seems, since her perfectly ordered existence has been completely upended because Eli is counseling pregnant teens - but now with an unplanned pregnancy of her own!

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Paperback, Harlequin Superromance #1601, 247 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2009)
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What is a teacher who heads up the teen pregnancy program supposed to do when she gets unexpectedly pregnant? She tells her long-time boyfriend and hopes for the best. Well, for Eli that didn't mean a marriage proposal. He wanted nothing to do with a baby. It wasn't in his plans or in the plans they had made.

Eli is scared but determined that her baby will be happy with just her. Hadn't she taught her students to look at their pregnancies as blessings, not something to be hated. Still when colle...more
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Nov 16, 2009 Diana rated it 5 of 5 stars
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I think this is book is well written and very informative on teen pregnancy and the lack of assistance foor the kids from school systems. The twist where the teacher has a non-planned pregnancy and how it affects her life and her students is very smart writing. The story doesn't revolve just around the holidays so it is a good read for those not ready for Christmas stories yet. I read this 200+ book in around 3 hours or so. It keeps you interested.
Kelley
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Families don’t always “match on the outside,” but they “matched on the inside, and that’s all that counts. And that’s what family means to me.”

Eli Cartright is a teacher who specializes in working with teenage parents, helping them to find alternatives so they can raise their children and finish school. She is more than a teacher however, she is a mentor to many of these students coming through her classroom, providing the support they aren’t receiving from th...more
Misha Crews
This was a very touching story of finding love in unexpected places, and discovering parts of yourself that you never knew existed. I very much enjoyed it and it's very highly recommended!
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