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When Tori Henderson's beloved Aunt Dottie falls ill, Tori travels back to tiny Bayford to care for her. But when she arrives, she's faced with more than she bargained for, including Dottie's struggling local store and a troubled little step-cousin, DeAndre.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by Dafina
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Brandi
Feb 05, 2012 Brandi rated it really liked it
Amazing story of finding home. I knew I had to read this book because of my experience of reading Boaz Brown several years ago. So loved that book that I have re-read it 3 or 4 times since then. In this book, Tori is not a woman who need t be redeemed from a life of crime and drugs, she's just someone that feels thrown away. Mainly, she leads her succcessful life with routine. A chance phone call to her Aunt Dottie has her traveling to the small town where she went to high school to take care of ...more
Monique
Sep 11, 2011 Monique rated it it was amazing
Expertly written and has a solid message of family, redemption and love. Most definitely one of the best Christian fiction reads I've completed this year.
Jolene
Jul 13, 2011 Jolene rated it liked it
After an emergency surgery and several lonely days in the hospital, Tori Henderson has a new view on life. Her boyfriend's lack of affection and her co-workers' lack of sensitivity leave Tori seeking the one source of unconditional love that she has ever known – her Aunt Dottie. To her surprise and dismay, Aunt Dottie has fallen ill. Tori immediately travels to the small town of Bayford to care for her aunt and, at Dottie's request, relunctantly agrees to temporarily take over Dottie's strugglin ...more
Ruth
Jun 26, 2011 Ruth rated it liked it
I enjoyed this story of a woman who had everything in Houston that she could possibly want--a good job, a handsome live-in boyfriend, a nice apartment, a fancy car-everything but love. Then one day she was called to help an aunt, the aunt who took her in years ago when she was a pregnant teen whose parents were afraid of how her pregnancy would reflect on them. This aunt is probably the only person who ever showed her unconditional love. Her plan was to get things settled in that small town and ...more
M
Feb 13, 2012 M rated it liked it
Recently I read Someone to watch over me by Michelle Stimpson. Over all it was a good book. Very very very beachy, well actually it'd be better for a long car ride. That's when I read most of it anyway. Basically, the main character Tori is living the high life. She has an amazing job, and amazing condo and a not so amazing boyfriend. The boyfriend, who's name I don't even remember, is just a butt. Now I understand that some people are really not the marrying kind but still. Lets call this boyfr ...more
Brenda
Jul 16, 2011 Brenda rated it really liked it
really found myself being swept away with this story. Once I started reading it I really couldn't put it down. Tori Henderson is a character that you can easily envision and connect with.She is someone that is really career oriented,while she has a boyfriend he doesn't want a commitment and Tori has started thinking about family, and not just that she has sort of grown away from God.It was easy to feel empathy for her when she winds up in the hospital to have her appendix removed and she has no ...more
Evangeline Han
Jul 12, 2011 Evangeline Han rated it it was ok
I was sorely disappointed with Someone to Watch Over Me. It's synopsis made it sound like a promising read, but I couldn't wait to finish reading it and get on to the next book. Don't get me wrong. I did not spot any grammar or punctuation errors and most of the characters had rounded personalities. But, the plot was too systematic and I did not like that. There were no surprises and twists in the story. I could easily guess how everything would turn out. This bored me very quickly.
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Mary Ann
Jul 13, 2011 Mary Ann rated it liked it
Reflecting HIM by Carla McDougal is an excellent Bible study for women. It is a ten-week study that encourages us to see God throughout the day, in the middle of our daily activities.

Carla McDougal makes this study very practical for women. We are so very busy with our daily routines, that we find it hard to find time with God. This book is designed to teach us how to see the lessons God has for us in our day-to-day life. Every day. We just need to invite Him into each

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Maureen Timerman
Jun 28, 2011 Maureen Timerman rated it really liked it
This was truly a story of a person finding themselves, and giving their life to the Lord. Loved how Tori's whole opinion of DeAndre turns around. She doesn't do children? She does appreciate all that Aunt Dottie has done for her. You'll love the response of the whole town on how they feel about Aunt Dottie!
Tori has to decide whether or not to continue her relationship with Kevin, or spend her time in Bayford TX. She is really good at her job in Houston, and seems to be enjoying her life? A chanc
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Karen
Nov 27, 2014 Karen added it
Book 5: Someone to Watch over Me by Michelle Stimpson
Tori made a mistake as a teenager and were sent to live with Aunt Dottie. Tori life was her work, until she became sick. Being in the hospital she did not receive any visits, not even from her boyfriend. Tori reconnected with her Aunt Dottie. Aunt Dottie had a stroke and Tori helped to nurse her back to health. We might get everything we want, but God gives us what we need!!!!
Rhonda
Jun 07, 2011 Rhonda rated it it was amazing
I love this book. It was smart and very well written and I enjoyed the dialog between the characters. I also really enjoyed the storyline. Even though Tori had several real issues to deal with, including her trifling man, her mother, scheming coworkers and a whole lot of baggage in the past, she was never whiny.I kept wondering how things would work out with her job and her relationships, and Stimpson manages to tie it up well. Character development was on point and I could really get into DeAnd ...more
Brittney J
Jun 02, 2015 Brittney J rated it it was amazing
I listened to the audio version and I absolutely loved it. It is an example of how God can completely change your life.
Cathy
May 20, 2014 Cathy rated it it was amazing
Wonderful Christian fiction book set in today! Tori is struggling with life as a single woman.
Nicole Sharon
Nov 26, 2015 Nicole Sharon rated it it was amazing
I wasn't expecting this, and was greatly rewarded rewarded with this story! Awesome!
Fhughes
Sep 18, 2015 Fhughes rated it it was amazing
great read with well developed characters
Heather
Jan 01, 2016 Heather rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this story. I loved watching Tori grow spiritually. There was a little bit of predictability to this story, especially in regards to Kevin. And I must admit that, as a white woman, some of the dialogue was a bit lost on me, but I could get the general meaning based on the context. That was enough to keep my frustration level very low and my enjoyment level very high. Overall, I found myself happily reading, and even tearing up in a couple of spots. I would highly recommend this ...more
Yarnetta
Oct 09, 2015 Yarnetta rated it it was amazing
very good book
Demetri Carter
Jan 20, 2015 Demetri Carter rated it it was amazing
Makes one think about what's important in life and truly it is our relationship with God first and then family
Barbara
Jul 05, 2014 Barbara rated it really liked it
Steeped in love.
Natasha
I enjoyed this book, it started off a little slow to me even with the fast forward from childhood to adult beginning. But once it picked up I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the journey of Tori's personal and spiritual growth. She had a lot going for herself and seemed to be selling herself short relationship wise. I'm glad she had the opportunity to get a new outlook on life and renew her spirituality and knowlegde of the Lord.
Scarletredish Rack
Mar 29, 2013 Scarletredish Rack rated it it was amazing
Excellent Read. Made for a great companion as I listened to the Audio book on a seven (7) hour drive. This was a totally different experience because my imagination took over as I listened to the story and observed how my mind captured, processed the verbal text in my mind's eye resulting in my own perception of the different characters.

Very refreshing story.

TSD
www.thescarletredishrack.wordpress.com
Patriciaw
Jul 25, 2011 Patriciaw rated it really liked it
What I call gentle Christian fiction. Stimpson demonstrates how God speaks sometimes via circumstances and through time to gently nudge our hearts toward his. She also leaves readers wondering what's next for Tori and Jacob and the people of Bayford, TX. Might there be a book 2?
Shelly
Apr 28, 2015 Shelly rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Tori's journey. Great characters. The plot wasn't earth shattering, but I enjoyed reading Tori's story. I'll have to see what else this author has out there.
Lydia Robinson
Jun 18, 2014 Lydia Robinson rated it liked it
Shelves:
I really liked the story. Good Christian Fiction!!!!
Kim
It was a blessing to listen to the story of a young woman coming to Christ and receiving closure with some past hurts and problems. I loved this story.
Latoya
Oct 05, 2011 Latoya rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It got so good to me I stayed up last night to finish it.
BW Diva
Aug 31, 2012 BW Diva rated it liked it
I enjoyed this journey of Tori finding herself a good read !
Shavonna Futrell
Apr 11, 2016 Shavonna Futrell rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book.
Jweave1
Aug 12, 2012 Jweave1 rated it it was amazing
Excellent!!!
Dairian Heard
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Michelle Stimpson is the national bestselling author of more than 30 books and 50 short stories. Her works include Boaz Brown, Divas of Damascus Road (National Bestseller), and the award-winning Mama B series.
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