Marji Laine: Faith~Driven Fiction

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What Works for this Book?

A Baby for SarahA Baby for Sarah by Carol Voss isn’t the type of book I would normally pick up, but the story intrigued me. Let me just warn you, now; grab a hankie or wear a good cotton tee shirt with long sleeves.

I was in blubber-city! (Tweet this!)

Here’s the Short Version from Amazon:

Have you ever had an idea that seemed too big to think about? A God-sized idea?

Sarah Taylor has an idea like that. One that keeps popping into her consciousness in spite of her attempts to dismiss it. She’s too busy, too afraid, too inadequate to undertake such an idea.

The Perfect Baby
Sarah Taylor wants a lot from life, her own business, time with family and friends, but the thing she wants most is a baby of her own. Problem is, the closest thing to falling in love she’s known is a crush she’s been nurturing since kindergarten. But when the adoption agency calls with a bundle of joy meant for her, Sarah is gung-ho. There’s only one thing missing.

The Perfect Man
Will Kennedy is the perfect guy for… well… anybody. An ambitious lawyer with a heart of gold, Will has worked his whole life to help troubled kids. And since there are only so many in small town Wisconsin, he has his sights set on New York.

A Perfect Mess
With Will acting as her lawyer, Sarah is sure to adopt the perfect baby. But neither of them are ready for what else they find. And when their feelings for one another threaten to blow apart their carefully laid plans, they must learn to trust that God has His own.

My Take:

This isn’t the light-hearted romantic comedy or romantic suspense that I normally read, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Not to say that there are some fun moments. Sarah and her plight drew me right into the story. I hurt wit her through emotional trauma, but I also laughed out loud more than once.

A heart-warming story of dealing with disappointment, strengthening faith, and realizing an unexpected future, A Baby for Sarah kept me turning pages as intently as some of the thrillers that I’ve read. And yes, I had a box of tissues beside me. That means that most folks will tear up a bit.

Of course, I bawled like a leaky faucet. I highly recommend this exceptional book!

A Baby for Sarah is the fourth story in her Noah’s Crossing series.

Your Turn: What was the last book you read that wasn’t your norm? Were you pleasantly surprised?

 

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Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a homeschooling mom with teenage twins left in the nest. She spends her days transporting to and from volleyball, teaching writing classes at a local coop, and directing the children’s music program at her church. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

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