Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A Father's Second Chance by Mindy Oberhaus - REVIEWED

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
A Father's Second Chance
Love Inspired (July 21, 2015)
Mindy Oberhaus


A Word from the Author: To steal a line from Donny and Marie, I’m a little bit country, a little bit rock-n-roll. I’m trapped in the city, but prefer the country or the mountains.

I love Jesus, my family, and just about anything sweet.

I believe Jesus died for my sins, rose three days later, and will one day return. He has carried me through some of my darkest hours. Without faith in Him, I would be nowhere.

I have a penchant for chocolate, clothes, and shoes. When I’m not penning romance novels, I enjoy cooking, decorating and shopping.


Businesswoman Celeste Thompson has one goal: to make her restaurant and hotel a success. She doesn't need any distractions, even from handsome contractor Gage Purcell and his two adorable little girls. Besides, single dad Gage is just biding his time before a big job at the mines comes through. But as Celeste's project springs to life, their arguments transform into attraction. Gage isn't looking for romance, especially not with another career-driven woman like his ex-wife. But openhearted Celeste is more than just another work-consumed client. She might just be his happily-ever-after.

My Thoughts:
However, sometimes fear holds us back from going after what is right.” (p. 172)

That statement states a truth that is etched out in the characters’ lives in Mindy Obenhous’, A Father’s Second Chance.  Abandonment, loneliness, fear of failure, Celeste Thompson and Gage Purcell begin their friendship at arms’ length – convinced that their only interaction will be the business transaction of refurbishing Celeste’s family homeplace.  The family dynamics that are in play in both their lives pose mountainous obstacles to any attraction that might be forming between them.

I’m not so sure that this Love Inspired novel isn’t more about overcoming the generational shortcomings of our lives than about the budding romance between Celeste and Gage.  The author has developed her characters well in a brief amount of time, and she even inserts an element of danger and uncertainty that make the resolution both realistic and honest. 

This is a book that is meant to entertain and satisfy your heartfelt desire to sigh with satisfaction when love wins.  But the characters in the story take all of that to a much more satisfying place of deep faith and trust in God.  I really enjoyed this story, and I am happy to recommend it to others!

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Father's Second Chance, go HERE.

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