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The Gift of Twins

(Little Falls Legacy #3)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  46 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Unexpected Holiday Blessings

Finding twin five-year-old boys on his doorstep isn’t the first surprise Reverend Benjamin Lahaye has faced lately. Emery Wilkes, the new schoolteacher the town has hired, turns out to be a very pretty woman—not the man they’d been expecting. And though the twins and Emmy are only boarding with Ben until Christmas, the arrangement feels all too
Paperback, 280 pages
Published December 5th 2017 by Love Inspired Historicals
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Andrea Cox
A total miss for me, this book would not have been finished if I wasn't reading it for a reading challenge. Writing negative reviews is never an easy thing for me, because I know how many hours and how much heart an author puts into her books. I wish I had happy things to say about every book I read, but unfortunately, that isn't the case.

Fair warning: There are spoilers ahead. Read at your own risk.

I never did understand Mr. Samuelson. He bullied the lead for no apparent reason, other than the
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don’t even know where to start my review because my emotions are a jagged mess after reading this! Gabrielle knows how to bring out all the feels.

First of all, if you have been following along with her Little Falls Legacy series and you are like me, you’ve only been waiting forever for Ben’s tale. His turn at love had passed him by in the previous two stories and my heart hurt for all he endured watching it happen. I fell in love with his character from the start and knew there was more to th
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Pastor Ben was a favourite secondary character in Inherited: Unexpected Family so I was thrilled to discover that he gets a turn to play hero in his own story. And yes, this can be read as a standalone just fine. It's the third book in the Little Falls Legacy series and I somehow missed the first one but you can be sure I'll be backtracking to catch up. I believe that Ben played a prime secondary role in that first book as well so followers of this series will be super excited about this one.

Cathy Daniel
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another sweet & wonderful book! I didn't want it to end. I'm sad this seems to be the last one in Little Falls
Abby Breuklander
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love love and love! Sometimes life doesn't even come close to how we imagined it would turn out, but then again sometimes it turns out even better than we ever dreamed possible.
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A Gift of Twins is another story in Gabrielle Meyer's Little Falls Legacy series. I really enjoyed this Christmas story. It is the story of a teacher that comes to Minnesota. When the town sends for this teacher, they think a man is coming. They wanted a man because every female teacher has gotten married and has then left her teaching position. The town has had to continue to look for teacher after teacher. This teacher convinces the school board to give her a chance because she has no plans to ...more
Gracie Yost
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful book! Gabrielle Meyer brings a wonderful conclusion to the Little Falls Legacy! I can imagine the look on Reverend Ben's face as he opens the door and sees "Miss Emery Wilkes", and not Mr. Emery Wilkes! But, Ben as usual shows the compassion that we have come to know and love and invites her in out of the horrible weather. Reverend Ben's invites her to stay all night with the promise of rectifying the situation the next day. The school board did not want to hire another woman te ...more
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved the second book in this series, Inherited: Unexpected Family, but this one is competing for favorite. Ben has been a beloved character for me since the series began. Seeing him offer his heart and get rejected not once, but twice in the series before had me cheering for him to find a worthy lady. The twins suddenly being left at his door brings him face to face with his own orphan history and requires him to confront the past in surprising ways. Ms. Meyer has given us a story richly illu ...more
Dec 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Gift Of Twins by Gabrielle Meyer. A women drops off twin boys on reverend Benjamin Lahaye doorstep. She said they belonged to her dead sister and her husband took off and left the boys. She said her and her husband couldn't raise the boys. She left the twins and she and her family took off. Ben takes the twins in and hires a housekeeper until right after Christmas. Emery "Emmy" Wilkes arrives in town to be the new school teacher. They thought Emery was a man. Woman meet men and leave the tea ...more
Chris Trout
Dec 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Join Rev. Benjamin Lahaye in the boom town of Little Falls, MN. If you've been following this delightful series, you've met him already, and probably hoped he would find someone special. Enter the new teacher--who was supposed to be a man! Emery was supposed to be Mr. Emery Wilkes, and now as one of the school board members, Rev. Lahaye has to to decide if the board can gamble on another single, female teacher in this male-dominated wilderness. On top of that, he also must decide what to do with ...more
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Yes! Ben finally get's his story!! Readers of the first two books in the Little Falls Legacy series remember Rev. Ben LaHaye as the pastor who never quite wins the heroine's heart - until now. This story is one of the sweetest stories Gabrielle has written. In addition to falling in love with the new school teacher, Emmy, Ben has twin boys abandoned on his doorstep. Ben must make decisions about their future as he deals with the lasting effects of his own abandonment as a child. I really enjoyed ...more
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Everything I love in a book, simply loved it. Loved the setting of pioneer MN, Little Falls and the tale told, Ms. Meyer has a gift of telling a good story full of hope and inspiration and a good dose of history as well.
Billie Jauss
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great story and very well written. Enjoyed the story immensely. Now to go back and read the books that preceded this one!
Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)
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Valerie Robinson
Dec 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great book!!
Wilani Wahl
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am sorry to see this series end. I want to keep reading about these characters who have become so real to me. This is such a tender story. I fell in love with the twins. This story felt so real and wonderful. I want to read more from this author.

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Wow! I hate for this series to end. I found it very difficult to put down. Loved it so much. Fantastic writing and an awesome plot plus wonderful inspirational not too mention fabulous characters who seemed so real all make this a perfect
Oct 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Every time I read one of Gabrielle's books, I say it is the best one. This is true again!! Will Ben find his happy ending? Great to get to know him more and many twists! Can't wait to see where this series goes! I don't want it to end!

I was given this book as an early reader in exchange for my honest opinion

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I am so happy that Ben finally got his happy ending! Another great one from Gabrielle Meyer! I loved that Emery was able to hold her own against what I feel many women have ex
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Gabrielle Meyer lives in central Minnesota on the banks of the Mississippi River with her husband and four young children. As an employee of the Minnesota Historical Society, she fell in love with the rich history of her state and enjoys writing fictional stories inspired by real people and events. She can be found on her personal blog at, or her group blog, www.coffeecupsan ...more

Other books in the series

Little Falls Legacy (3 books)
  • A Family Arrangement (Little Falls Legacy #1)
  • Inherited: Unexpected Family (Little Falls Legacy #2)
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