By: Meg Moseley
From the Back of the Book:
A widow and mother of six, Miranda Hanford leads a quiet, private life. When the pastor of her close-knit church announces his plans to move the entire congregation to another state, Miranda jumps at the opportunity to dissolve ties with Mason Chandler and his controlling brand of “shepherding.” But then Mason threatens to unearth secrets only he knows, and Miranda feels trapped, terrified she’ll be unable to protect her children.
Professor Jack Hanford is more than surprised when he gets a call from his estranged sister-in-law’s oldest son, Timothy, informing him that Miranda has taken a serious fall and he has been named legal guardian of her children while she recovers. Quickly charmed by Miranda’s children, Jack brings some much-needed life into the sheltered household. But his constant challenging of the family’s conservative lifestyle makes the recovering mother uneasy and defensive—despite Jack’s unnerving appeal.
As Jack tries to make sense of the mysterious Miranda and the secrets she holds so tightly, Mason’s pressure on her increases. With her emotions stirring and freedom calling, can Miranda find a way to unshackle her family without losing everything?
I have to admit, I wasn't sure that I would like this book at first. You see, being married to a Pastor I am always "sensitive" to how others perceive Pastors or the church. Believe me, I am not blind to the neglect, abuse and church hurt in the world...but being that we are both in full time ministry I was...let's see, leery when I first picked it up. Meg beautifully touched on the points without ever making it the focal point of the story.
What I quickly learned was that the pages would be filled with intrigue, drama, tenderness, chivalry and so much more...all packed into one great story! The kind of love story that simply sweeps you off your feet...hopeless romantics everywhere will enjoy this book!
I truly enjoyed Meg Moseley's debut novel and can not wait to see what other stories she has hidden in her heart.
Meg Moseley is a Californian at heart although she’s lived more than half her life in other states.
She formerly wrote human-interest columns for a suburban section of the Atlanta Journal- Constitution, and home schooled for over twenty years.
Meg enjoys books, travel, gardening, her three grown children, and motorcycle rides with her husband Jon. They make their home in
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