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A Baby for Easter

(Willow Park #2)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  1,140 ratings  ·  122 reviews
Alice Grantham lost her fiancé and her job, so she’s had to come home to Willow Park to live with her parents. To recover some sense of independence and security, she’s cobbled together different part-time jobs, including one as assistant to the pastor of her hometown church. Nothing seems to be going right for her. Even Micah, the pastor’s brother and the first boy she ev ...more
Paperback, 226 pages
Published April 7th 2014 by Createspace
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Paula  Phillips
Nov 26, 2017 rated it liked it
I picked this book up as I wanted a book to read and one I knew that I would probably enjoy as I have been in and out of a reading slump the past week. I am finding myself getting pickier at the type of books I am reading. Before I start this review I will have to say that unless you like books with a strong faith and religious background then this isn't the book for you and do not read any further. A Baby For Easter was set mainly around a church office as the main character Alice works there c ...more
Maree Repa
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Brand New Life

Five Winning Stars

I was so absolutely thrilled to read receive now the second series of this beautiful book, Willow Park. After having lost so much, so early in her life. Alice her is set on a grand adventure to discover a brand new life and love. I thoroughly adored this most beautiful romance!

Alice Grantham worked at the church in Willow Park. She assisted the their Pastor Daniel in his masses. Whilst finding him hard to deal with.

Only a short time ago she was a lot happier with
Feb 12, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Tags: childhood friends, kid fic

I picked this up since I enjoyed Book 1 but damn, this was bleak. I saw no romance in this, at all.

Just a glorified nanny, a judgmental town, and troubled adults stuck on halcyon days.
Apr 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Alice has been through a hard time; her fiancé has broken up with her, and he’s not the first fiancé to do so. Plus she has lost her job through cutbacks, so she’s had to return to her home town, Willow Park and move back in with her parents. Alice is a librarian, but she’s only been able to secure 10 hours a week working in the library, and has supplemented her income by going to work to assist the town’s pastor Daniel (from Married by Christmas) with some office work. Alice enjoys being home a ...more
Nov 09, 2016 rated it it was ok
This book was just ok. It has a strong religious, spiritual element in it that I thought I will love, but eventually I fail to connect with the characters and fail to understand the character's struggles...

This book has characters in a very strong religious background and is about people who are quite conservative. Meaning, sex before marriage is frowned upon. Prior to this book, I had just read Joey W. Hill's book on Bondage, S & M, dungeon sex club and three-way, and seriously I can not picked
This is such an emotional read with a hero who is struggling to deal with past decisions and how they have affected his current wants and desires. Although we never have his point of view, this author easily conveys the turmoil of that struggle. My heart hurt for Micah and the battle that he’s had to war in order to find a place of peace and happiness. | How to Make Fancy Easter Eggs

Alice’s heart was hurt years ago. Her façade was impenetrable to those around her. As much as this story is about Micah’s redemption, it’s just as
Brandy Painter
3.5 stars

I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as I did the Christmas ones in the series, but I continue to appreciate the way Adams portrays faith and family in these books.
Kate Dirty Girls' Good Books
Apr 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, 2014
A Baby for Easter (Willow Park #2) by Noelle Adams
B, spark, no kink, contemp, 226 pages

Alice and Micah spent a summer together as camp counselors in high school, culminating in hand holding and a memorable kiss. But while Alice hoped for some kind of commitment, Micah left for college where he became a bit of a wild man. Now, years later Alice has returned home to Willow Park after two broken engagements. She's made a set of rules for herself, to keep her from falling for the wrong guy again. Ti
Janine Ballard
Jul 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.8 stars

In 2014, I read and enjoyed the first novel in your Willow Park series, Married for Christmas. Jessica and Daniel’s romance appealed to me in part because the characters were people of faith but the book was not an inspie and did not proselytize. Since I’m not Christian, the latter can really turn me off.

A Baby for Easter is the sequel to Married for Christmas, and it also takes place in Willow Park, and again, uses a similar approach to the characters and the issue of faith. Its hero i
Vikki Vaught
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this book from start to finish. The writing is emotionally charged and the characters are engaging. Both have baggage that inhibit the relationship, and to move past their feelings of inadequacy, they must place their faith in the forefront. The hero has a checkered past that has caught up with him. The heroine’s past love relationships did a number on trusting her instincts. All this made for an absorbing reading experience . Glad I found this book via the Audible Escape su ...more
Mar 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4,5 stars

This is the second book of the Willow Park series, we get new characters, but come back some of the old ones too.

Alice is the main heroine in this novel. She has just lost his job and his fiancé, so she is moving back to her parents to Willow Park what is her hometown. Her dream is to work in a library again, but in Willow Park there is little employment opportunities, so she works part-time job at Daniel, who is the local pastor. Alice wants to be self-dependent again, but there is li
Sherri Babb
Mar 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I just love Noelle Adam's books. This one was such a sweet and heart felt read. I loved Alice and Micah. One summer a long time ago they got close and Alice hoped it might become more but Micah left town for college and that was that. Now years later they are both back in Willow Park and both have been hurt deeply in the past. Micah now just learned he has a baby daughter that needs him. His emotions are all over the place and no matter how much he wants Alice he just can't let himself go there. ...more
María Ramirez
Oct 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
I can't believe I read this book in one sitting, not that is too long but I did have work to do. Though this books was beautiful I like the first one more. This story was beautiful but that ending was 'meh' or maybe I just like dramatics haha. Still I enjoyed it. It was nice. Now I need to sleep and continue with TOG book 2 probably tomorrow evening. :) or today I might say.

(This can't be healthy!)
I didn't love this, but I like the way she writes characters as religious without moving the books into being inspies. Because there are people whose faith is central to their lives without them proselytizing, and those people deserve romance novels too. I didn't like this as much as I liked the first one, but if I can get deals on the other two at some point, I will probably read them as well. ...more
Got my copy from Amazon Kindle just for 0.99$
The Romance Evangelist
Sep 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
A nice second entry in the Willow Park series. These books are the exception to my rule about not reading faith-based romances because they are really well done and not even a tiny bit preachy.
What a lovely, emotional story of love, redemption, and faith. This one gave me all the feels.
Jessica Wannamaker
Alice and Micah

After reading a ton of Noelle Adams books this one was a slower pace but still a beautiful quiet love story. About finding your faith again, believing that you do deserve what your given and that you will be provided for.

Alice has returned to Willow Park after two failed engagements and being laid off.
She's lost faith in herself and being able to tell when a men loves her and wants a future with her. So she's createf 5 rules she needs fo follow. Sparing her heart from its fourth
Chessela Helm
This one has the characters I liked from the first Willow Park book, but waayyyyy more Christianity. I would call this one inspirational, and it's very judgy of the hero's sexually open past. So there is no sex in this book. There's all of one kiss before the hero and heroine decide they're in love and it's FOREVER. Needless to say, there's not a lot of time spent on their development as a couple. It's basically two people who haven't admitted they like each other, then then admitting they like ...more
Zarah Gagatiga
Alice is back in her hometown of Willow Park after a series of failures. She had lost her job and her fiance broke off their engagement. She lives with her parents and couldn't find a stable job to keep her finances and her life back to normal. She gets by working as a part time librarian for the local pastor and her prospects are slim.

Micah is the pastor's brother whom she nurtures a special attraction to after all these years. However, she has agreed to follow the 5 Nevers in Dating and Relat
Marythios (AkaSusanne )
The story was not that great to me to much religious spin to it. People being broken and only God can fix it for you. I thought it would be better. Alice seemed a little crazy to me like thinking every look or facial expression from Mica meant something. It sort of drove me craze and pulled from the story. I expected more from the story and it is ok to be spiritual and speak about God but it was way to much. Kara mom dying was sad enough and Alice stepping to help with her was great but the brok ...more
Melissa Salinas
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

What a beautiful story. Despite having a child dropped on him that he didnt even knoe about, and being secretly in love with Alice. It was so sweet when Alice became so motherly to Cara and Micah falls even more in love with her. I love these love stories that Noelle writes and the men who are utterly amazing.
Bookaholic S
Manwhore hero who didn't deserve the heroine.
Spineless heroine who begged for his love when he rejected her in the past for whoring himself out.
The author tried to sympathize with Micah by showing him guilt ridden and that was a bunch of crap.

I liked Micah in Daniel's book but I'm utterly disappointed in this one.
Bonnie Thoreson
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very sweet and touching, a great reminder just how much Jesus loves us.

I loved this book, thank you Noelle for writing a war, inspirational book. I will read everything you write. Thank you
Carol Greenwood
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Head games waste so much time.

Micah and Alice spent so much time with mixed messages that they almost missed their happily ever after. Learning to trust God's forgiveness brought them together.
Tarra Nan
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Must read!

I am loving this series for the most part. Sometimes it seems a little drawn out in some situations, but even with that one little issue it’s still a good read. On to the next!
Stephanie Burch
Oct 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Micah went against his faith and family once he went to college. He is now back in good graces with all but still hasn't realized what true forgiveness is.
I loved this book.
Mar 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
May 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was such a sweet book. I can't wait to read the other books in the series. ...more
Jun 04, 2020 rated it liked it
Cute story. Lots of confidence issues with these characters... but it was sweet.
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Noelle handwrote her first romance novel in a spiral-bound notebook when she was twelve, and she hasn't stopped writing since. She has lived in eight different states and currently resides in Virginia, where she teaches English, reads any book she can get her hands on, and offers tribute to a very spoiled cocker spaniel.

She loves travel, art, history, and ice cream. After spending far too many yea

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