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More Than a Job

(Starting Over #1)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  14 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Paige Hamilton is a survivor, forced into seeking a new life when her job and ten-year career end at the hands of a new company owner. When the handsome stranger is the first to help her through that transition, she falls fast and hard for Joshua Robinson.

Then she discovers that he is the cruel owner, and that the company she’d loved -- the company that cared so much about
Published March 1st 2012 by Desert Breeze Publishing (first published February 28th 2012)
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Jane Stewart
I was not engaged or pulled in. I wanted it to be over.

This is Christian Romance or Inspirational Romance. I did not know that. There was nothing on the cover or inside to tell me that. It’s not a genre for me.

The story is too cloying/sweet. An incompetent new boss arrives and fires Paige. She makes a list of her goals and dreams: move into a house, plant a garden, get a pet, etc. She then thinks “God will start moving beside me to help me make this transition.” Within a few minutes her father a
Debora Monroe
Sep 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
An absolute joy to read! I have actually read it twice! Romance can be so much fun!!
Jun 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a book about endings and beginnings. I can't wait to read the rest of the books in the series! Highly recommend! ...more
Samaris Creech
Jul 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
P.J (Paige) has always been an advocate for people with disabilities. She has sculpted her career out of not only helping those people but helping others learn to care for them as well. This has left her little time for anything even resembling a social life. Her friends are mainly co-workers and some of the residents and their families. She suffers a hard blow when she is let go from her position because while it is her job she is so invested it is way more to her. On that same day she literall ...more
Apr 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This contemporary romantic fiction combines the story of job loss with personal rediscovery for the heroine, Paige. The author touches on some issues of programs and services for people with developmental disabilities as a backdrop for a family secret that Paige uncovers and must unravel. The handsome Joshua has great softer side qualities as well as making the important business decisions that need to be dealt with before the lives of the people he serves are in greater danger. Enjoyed it.
Antoinette Famiano
I loved the book. A quick read, but a great story. Working with special needs people is a challenge and this book reveals some of the challenges people go through in their lives. Paige is a true person who really believes in what she does. She deserved to find someone as caring as Josh to be part of her life. It is a real feel good story and I enjoyed reading it.
Lynette Endicott
Apr 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Paige has to figure out what to do next in her life because the job she loved is gone. What will she do when she learns that her rescuer is the new owner at her old workplace? And that he has put someone she cares about at risk? This is the first published in a series of three Starting Over books, but stands alone. As the author I don't think I am supposed to rate it, though. ...more
Alicia House
Sep 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amazing book, I can't wait to read the rest of the books in the series. It is very easy to relate to Paige as she navigates through her journey of set backs and blessings. Both inspiring and entertaining, very enjoyable story. ...more
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