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Joint Venture

(Grant Us Grace #4)

4.58  ·  Rating details ·  53 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Christian Contemporary Romance Novella.

Set in the world of the 'Grant Us Grace' series, this prequel novella tells the love story of Matt and Laura Stephenson, who are familiar to readers of "Wisdom to Know", "Courage to Change" and "Serenity to Accept" by Elizabeth Maddrey.

Laura Willis is busy planning her wedding to Ryan when she catches him cheating. Again. This time wi
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Published December 1st 2013 by HopeSprings Books
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Jun 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Joint Venture by Elizabeth Maddrey is a wonderful contemporary Christian romance novella. It is the prequel to the Grant Us Grace series and I absolutely loved it. I love everything that Elizabeth Maddrey writes.
Joint Venture is a novella about best friends and new beginnings. Hairdressers Matt and Laura are friends who support each other. Their relationship is wonderful to read. They are both friendly and caring. Elizabeth Maddrey writes in such a way that I can 'feel' their friendship and it i
Cindi Klemm
Jun 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a sweet book. I recieved the audible version to review for free for my honest opinion, I wish I would have had the written book as I do not have a lot of time to listen to the book so I had to listen to it in spurts as it is a little over 3 hours long. The narrator did a good job of keeping the story interesting.
This is a sweet story about a young lady who seems to be so innocent and gullible, always wiling to believe the best in ithers and then gets stabbed in the back by her fiancé an
Shari Howe
Jun 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book as an audio book. This is the second book I have listened to in this format and found that I enjoyed being able to go about my day’s activities while listening to a wonderful story. The characters in this book are likable as is the story itself. The author, while writing a gentle love story, also explores some areas of conflict such as unfaithfulness, stereotyping, moral purity etc. Joint Venture is an easy read/listen and is bound to bring a smile to your face. I will look f ...more
Dec 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
From the same circle of friends as the Grant Us Grace series by Elizabeth Maddrey, the novella Joint Venture explores the blossoming relationship between Laura and Matt in a gentle romance that is filled with the starts and fits and misfires that mark all genuine friendships. Maddrey's storytelling is sweet and simple yet far from mundane or predictable. The author has a way of taking ordinary events and characters and weaving them into a tale that is both captivating during the reading and sati ...more
Kari Trumbo
Jan 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was everything I expected it to be, it was a short, Christian, romance novel. I knew what was going to happen, but that didn't make the story less pleasurable. I would certainly recommend this to anyone wanting a little romantic escape book. I liked Laura and Matt, the book is "real feeling" enough that it sort of feels like you are talking to a friend about mutual friends. All-in-all a good read and I would definitely read more from this author.
Toni Shiloh
Nov 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Elizabeth Maddrey is one of my must read authors. I loved Joint Venture. It was great to see how Laura and Matt became a couple since the other books they're featured in (Grant us Grace series) has them already married. If you've never read Ms. Maddrey, this novella is a great way to be introduced to her writing style. She writes real characters we can relate to that also happen to be loveable.
If you have read Ms. Maddrey then you won't be disappointed. :)
Pam Nelson
Loved this book! The characters were great and I fell in love with Matthew & Laura right off! Great Christian Romance novel! ...more
Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can business partners become more?

I have "Joint Venture" five stars because it was a believable story of God's grace in the lives of two people struggling with major life changing challenges. In all of the upheaval they were able to work together to find new dreams and beginnings.
Linda Rainey
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Beautiful Romance

This was a beautiful romance about second chances.
I loved the storyline and the interesting characters.
I need to go back and re read this series because knowing the characters adds an enrichment to the series.
This book is recommended for Christian romance lovers.
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
I picked up this book because I was looking for something quick and easy to read but that told a good story. This book filled the bill perfectly. I liked watching Laura and Matt grow from friends to business partners to something more. I would recommend this book.
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really great

The only thing I could ask is that the book longer! I really love the characters, the book was really well written, and the Christian themes were much appreciated and really truly accurate to everyday life! Five stars!
Dec 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Joint Venture (A Grant Us Grace Novella) by Elizabeth Maddrey is such a cute and romantic story. Laura Willis has been dating Ryan since senior year of high school. They are engaged and planning their wedding until Laura catches Ryan cheating – again! Laura calls off the engagement and she has to decide what she wants to do with her life now. Matt works with Laura as a stylist at a hair salon. Matt has also known Laura since high school. Matt and Laura decide to become partners and open their ow ...more
Jul 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Fun, sweet story about lasting friendship and fresh starts, this is a light, quick read with characters I loved and characters I love to hate. The plot is a bit predictable but the conclusion is swoon worthy and creative. Matt is a thoughtful, kind and trustworthy friend. He is a steady, compassionate, shoulder to lean on when Laura’s world comes crashing down around her. “…it was good he didn’t try to use his charisma for evil.” Filled with dramatic scenes and quirky guest stars such as June an ...more
Heather Hollister
Jan 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is well written. This book keeps you wanting more. Laura is my favorite character. Laura had her heart stomped on by her fiance and her best friend. I am glad Laura found Matthew to mend her broken heart. Give this book a try. I really enjoyed it. Also reviewed by Heather Ann's Book Reviews.
Wilani Wahl
Jan 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful book that that I found hard to put down. I loved the story and the way the characters dealt with issues of prejudice, betrayal, forgiveness and healing. I fell in love with the characters and look forward to reading the rest of the series.
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Elizabeth Maddrey began writing stories as soon as she could form the letters properly and has never looked back. Though her practical nature and love of math and organization steered her into computer science for college and graduate school, she has always had one or more stories in progress to occupy her free time. When she isn’t writing, Elizabeth is a voracious consumer of books and has master ...more

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Grant Us Grace (5 books)
  • Wisdom to Know (Grant Us Grace Book 1)
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