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With This Ring

(Windswept Bay #6)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  1,428 ratings  ·  137 reviews
After her small son, Kevin, asked both God and Santa for a new daddy for Christmas, and then didnt find him under the tree, school teacher, Jessica Lyons is starting the new year out with a very unhappy six year old on her hands. Kevin cant understand that shes only been a widow for 2 years and she cant imagine marrying againnot yet at least. But, unknown to her Kevin has ...more
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Published January 24th 2017 by DCP Publishing
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Jun 23, 2018 marked it as to-read
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After her small son, Kevin, asked both God and Santa for a new daddy for Christmas, and then didnt find him under the tree, school teacher, Jessica Lyons is starting the new year out with a very unhappy six year old on her hands. Kevin cant understand that shes only been a widow for 2 years and she cant imagine marrying againnot yet at least. But, unknown to her Kevin has a plan and has decided that if God and Santa wont give him what he
Jul 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a quick, sweet story. I like that the story took place in Florida, and that the Sinclair family was involved--Levi is a main character. It was nice to see how and what the family is doing. The dogs were cute and stole the story. I also liked the ending; it was humorous and happy.
Dixie-Lee Campbell
Jan 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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I was excited and very pleased to visit Windswept Bay again: getting to catch up with the Sinclair family was awesome !

Under the microscope this time was my fav. of the 5 Sinclair brothers: Levi, the smart, kind, talented and physically fit Police Chief.

New to the area, employed as a school teacher, mother of a 6-year old boy, is Widow Jessica.
Kevin is a sweet, caring, but an extremely clever lad ! .... yes a lad with a plan ! ... who squished my heart erupting emotions powerful enough to bust
Jan 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful, wonderful story that is full of interesting and likable characters, including a sweet, little boy who is determined that he has found a new daddy for his mommy!

I really felt for Levi in this novel. As he began to fall in love with Jessica, it becomes clear that although she may have feelings for him that are growing, she also has a fear of moving on to love another man, having lost her husband a couple of years earlier. Jessica has so many fears in this book and she must work to
Jan 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You can't really go wrong with this series. I've been looking forward to hunky Levi's story, and it was a sweet one indeed. One that shows there can be joy after loss, life after death, and happy endings in life. Add this Sinclair brother to your reading list. *I received an advanced copy of this book*
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
The blurb drew me in with a little boy asking both God and Santa for a daddy for Christmas. How cute is that? This little guy was adorable. Can you imagine taking the Police Chief for show-and-tell, not because of his job but to say he was going to be the boy's new daddy? Since his mother was also his teacher, she witnessed the scene. She later tried to explain that Levi was not going to be his daddy but the 6-year-old didn't believe her.

This was a great romance. Surprisingly (after being set
Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Jessica isn't ready to move on with her life romantically but her son has other ideas in this delightful story. When Kevin takes Levi the chief of police to show and tell, he creates an uproar that has the town wagging their tongues about. Levi is at odds with himself sure he is attracted to Jessica and something about Kevin and his mother speaks to his heart but will fate bring Kevin's spoken words to reality for him and Jessica.
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
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After her small son, Kevin, asked both God and Santa for a new daddy for Christmas, and then didnt find him under the tree, school teacher, Jessica Lyons is starting the new year out with a very unhappy six year old on her hands. Kevin cant understand that shes only been a widow for 2 years and she cant imagine marrying againnot yet at least. But, unknown to her Kevin has a plan and has decided that if God and Santa wont give him what he wants then maybe the police can!

When the very handsome
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
This is a light and easy read. Even though it was the sixth book I got this one for free so I haven't read the other ones.

In some ways that was a negative when reading this one. There just felt like there was a lot I was missing. There were too many side characters in Levi's family and some friends. There was too much going on to focus enough on the main story. And the main story needed it since it was an insta-love. The premise was cute and I actually added a star for the cuteness that is
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
The transition from Jennifer resisting Levi to suddenly submitting to his vibes is sudden and quickly slipped in like a casual stroll on a Sunday morning. I know death is hard to handle but at times Jennifer spoke as if Adam willingly chose to die. In addition, it was very unfair of the author to take the same event which caused Adam's death to recreate a research mission for Levi. That is just messing deliberately with someone's emotions and if that was not enough after Jennifer goes through a ...more
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
With This Ring (Windswept Bay, #6) by Debra Clopton

Young Kevin asks God and Santa for a new Daddy for Christmas. His Mother Jessica has been a widow for several years feels she is not ready for love. But Kevin is determined, he invites Police Chief Levi for show and tell in the hopes of getting that new Daddy.

Kevin is very likable, I could not help but fall in love with the young boy. Jessica is likable too, I related with her and could understand why she wanted to hold off on love. Levi is the
Sep 02, 2018 rated it liked it
After the death of her husband two years ago, Jessica Lyons raises her 6-year-old son Kevin on her own. All the little boy wants from Christmas and God is a Daddy, but Jessica still is not ready to go on. When good-looking Police Chief Levi Sinclair shows up as Kevin's Show-and-Tell at school, it is very awkward when Kevin announces that Levi is going to be his new Daddy... Rumours fly in the little town of Windswept Bay, especially as Levi and Jessica cannot deny the growing attraction to each ...more
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Debra Clopton's books have been a joyous discovery. I like how she writes strong female characters who retain their feminity. At the same time, her male characters retain strength and masculinity without sacrificing the ability to show concern and respect to women. There's plenty of room for each of the characters to learn and grow, to experience freedom, and to follow their dreams. She weaves each tale so wonderfully, I haven't gotten tired of reading her books yet like I sometimes do with ...more
Rachel DeVaughn
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this series-I truly can't say enough great things about it! This series is set in Windswept Bay-beach area and introduces the 9 Sinclair siblings through out the series of books.

Brothers: Levi, Can, Jake, Max, Trent
Sisters: Cali, Shar, Olivia, Jillian

This book #6 is about local school teacher Jessica, her son, and Sinclair brother Levi as they get to know each other after a very awkward encounter at the local elementary school. This story has lots of laughs and mushy "awwww"
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a free ARC of this book and am voluntarily writing an honest review.

After meeting the Sinclair sisters in the first part of this series, Book 6 allows us to get to know brother Levi. He is the police chief of Windswept Bay and apparently all the single ladies want him. Except for Jessica, well its not that she doesn't want him rather she is still recovering from losing her husband a few years earlier. When Levi agrees to be Jessica's son's show and tell, Kevin shocks them both by
Bettie Rushlow
Mar 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Little kids and puppies are usually a winning combination, and that is the case in With This Ring. I really enjoyed how spunky Kevin was and the fact that I could really visualize him. So many books with children have them having conversations way beyond their age and that is quite distracting. You also have a hunky police chief and a lonely and afraid widow, neither are even looking for love. An enjoyable read that also deals with some very real fears. The one thing I was disappointed with was ...more
Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars
I purchased a copy of the short novel With This Ring (Windswept Bay Book 6) by Debra Clopton and this review was given freely.
Easy to read with wonderful characters, this Florida based romance features a close knit family of nine siblings, some humor and a couple who find love when they least expect it. Moving from Kansa to Florida, widowed School teacher Jessica Price mourns the loss of her husband but her six year old son Kevin makes it his mission to find her a husband and him the
Pat Allen
Apr 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
A new dad for a little boy

This cute story tells of a little boy whose dad heroically rescued a whole family from drowning. He drowned in the process. The boy asked Father Christmas and God to give him a new daddy for Christmas. To his intense disappointment there was no dad under the tree on Christmas morning. He did however get the answer to his prayers soon afterwards when the Chief of Police showed an interest in him. His widowed mother was not quite so easily convinced. Her horror of losing
Bernadette Long
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jessica Lyons can't believe that her six year old son, Kevin, asked Santa and prayed to God for a new daddy for Christmas. That was a tough one to explain to her little boy and she thought he understood that she wasn't ready to marry again and give him a daddy. Kevin decides to pick out his own daddy and the lucky man is Levi Sinclair, Chief of Police in Windswept Bay!

I love the way that the story was written and began with the boy's declaration and continued with an awareness and connection
Irene Onorato
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Overall, the story is a clean and entertaining romance with the expected prospect for a happily-ever-after ending.

Admittedly, I was annoyed with the constant reminders, and from several POVs, that the heroine was still sad and grieving her deceased hubby and was having a hard time thinking she could ever be with another man. I found myself saying out loud, Okay, okay, I got it!

I debated whether to give this book 3 or 4 stars, and the overall goodness of the story and the author's amiable writing
This is the second Debra Clopton book I've read or tried to read. I really WANT to love her books because I enjoy a good, clean romance story. I liked the premise of this one. It did pull me in for the first couple of chapters, but then it just fell flat. There wasn't enough tension between Levi and Jessica, no big buildup. I guess I just prefer reading romances strictly told from the h's POV (3rd person). Once I get into the H's head, the mystery of "does he? or doesn't he?" is gone. I only ...more
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Room enough for Two

Jessica's husband, Adam, was killed trying g to save swimmers. Jessica and her son, Kevin,moved to Florida in an effort to start fresh. When her son announced to her first grade class that his mom was going to marry Chief of Police, Levi Sinclair, Jessica was so embarrassed. As the story unfolded, Jessica a d Levi fell in love but could she live with the dangers of a police officer's wife? Could she allow her heart to be broken again? Could she risk her son's happiness a
Judy Esposito
Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
With This Ring!

I found this to be a very sweet and entertaining book. First time I read anything by this author, and although I started in the middle of the series, it didn't take away from my enjoying this book. I loved the storyline and the humor sprinkled throughout. I plan on reading the whole series eventually, starting with book 7. I almost didn't purchase because of the 2 star reviews, glad I ignored because I would have missed out on a new author and her books. JudyE
Diane creech
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Out of the mouths of little ones

I have enjoyed this story so much that I am still smiling thinking of it. The main characters are a widow with a 6 year old son who asked Santa to bring him a daddy, and the chief of police of a small seaside town. Kevin introduced Levi (the Chief) to his classroom as his Daddy even though his mom had just met him. That caused a whole circus of events and a lot of ribbing. Beside the fun it is a beautiful love story. This story is well written and has all you need
Jan 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Windswept Bay Series are fun and sweet love stories of the Sinclair Family.
Book 6, With this Ring, is a story about Luke Sinclair, the police chief and one of the most fought over bachelors in town.
Jessica Lyons, who lost her husband, Adam, the love of her life, two years ago, is not ready to love again. But, her son, Kevin has big plans to have a new daddy soon and he goes to great extremes to make sure this happens!
You will laugh and cry as you enjoy this good read.
Larry Bryan
Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Mothers son finds a new Dad

Very interesting story. A young woman has tragically lost her husband. She has determined that she will never put her son through the loss of another Son. Her son has other ideas. He announces that the nice police chief will be his new father. Mother tries to convince her son that she will not Marry the Police Chief. The young boy turns out to be quite a match maker. In the end the Police chief becomes his new father
Jan 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this well-written, sweet, heart warming book. Jessica is the mother of a six year old son and has been a widow for two years. Her son asks the Chief of Police, Levi, to come to school as his "show and tell," and surprises both his mom and Levi when he announces that Levi is his next dad! This can be read as a stand alone series, though it is part of a series with related characters set in Windswept Bay.
Debbie Beck
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kevin wins!!

Young Kevin's patience pays off. When Levi and Jessica find themselves with a very determined matchmaker & several very upset single moms, let the embarrassment begin! I laughed, so hard, when Levi was introduced to the class, not only as the Chief of Police but Kevin's future daddy. All before Levi & Jessica had even been on a date! Great book, with a wonderful storyline.
Minga Dotson
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
A quick read, sweet clean story of a widowed teacher who finds love again.

Jess and her son have moved to Florida from Kansas, away from her smothering family, and memories of her husband. It's been two years since she lost him and her son has gotten the idea that Santa will bring him a new dad. When a friend in the police department remembers a promise to give him a ride turns into a tour, he meets the Police Chief and decided that's who is going to be his new dad!
Beth Jones
Jul 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good read, part of a series but can be read as a stand alone. Jessica is a widow with a 6 year old son, she is a teacher and Levi is the local police chief. They meet when 6 year old Kevin asks Levi to be his show and tell item. They think Levi is there as the Police Chief but they are shocked when Kevin introduces Levi as his new daddy. Sparks fly when they meet, but as a widow Jessica is afraid to be hurt again. Come along as they try and work this out. HEA
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Bestselling author Debra Clopton has sold over 3 million books. She writes sweet contemporary and western romances set in Texas and on the beaches of Florida. Her series are clean and wholesome reads and she also writes Christian inspirational romances too. She is known for her snappy dialogue, cowboy heroes and spunky heroines. Her awards include: The Book Sellers Best, Romantic Times Magazine's ...more

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