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The Best Gift (Sisters and Brides #1)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  245 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
After her beloved aunt Jo passed away, sassy redhead A. J. Williams inherited her aunt's bookstore...and the store's handsome manager, Blake Williams. Like oil and water, A.J. and Blake didn't mix. A.J.'s motto had always been Go with the Flow, and God Will Lead the Way, while Blake lived a practical, conservative life. But they had to find a middle ground when they were f ...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published March 21st 2011 by Love Inspired (first published March 1st 2005)
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Diane Davidson
Sep 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 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
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 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Didn't finish. Too preachy! I'll go to church if I want to be sermonized.
Sep 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good book
Aug 19, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Romantic and spiritually enouraging. Some parts were way too sappy for my taste,but is was inspiring none the less.
Good book. Cute.
Mar 05, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed this book & looking forward reading the others in the series.
Better LI--AJ gets a half interest in a bookstore, meets stodgy Blake. Fall in love but unsure of being hurt.
Jan 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: love-inspired
Typical romance but first in the series. I wouldn't mind reading the next ones.
Jul 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A nice Christian book where two people overcome life's obstacles with God's help.
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Irene Hannon, who writes both contemporary romance and romantic suspense, is the author of more than 50 novels. Her books have been honored with three coveted RITA awards from Romance Writers of America (the “Oscar” of romance fiction) and she is a member of that organization's elite Hall of Fame. She has also received a Career Achievement award from RT Book Reviews for her entire body of work. Ot ...more
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