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Artist Elle Drake returned to her small town for peace and solace after a devastating break-up.
She never expected to find herself posing as a widower’s fiancée to help him keep custody of his three rambunctious boys.
And she certainly never expected to fall deeply, desperately in love with him.
The newest Christian romance by Ruth Logan Hearne combines heart and humor with a dose of small-town reality.
Elle Drake tries to be content with the new life she’s built for herself after her ex-husband’s very public betrayal. Although she longs to have a family of her own, she’s determined to protect her heart and focus on her work. The beautifully detailed descriptions of Elle’s work and processes bring her art to life before my mind’s eye. Despite being artsy, athletic, and beautiful, Elle sees herself has plain and awkward and I know a lot of women can relate to having low self-confidence at some point in life.
Matt Wilmot is single-handedly trying to keep the family business afloat, deflect his angry, meddlesome mother-in-law’s threats, and keep the promise he made to his late wife to raise his three rowdy boys in the church. The young Wilmot boys tug at my heartstrings, mischevious schemes and all. I love Elle and Matt’s story so much that I wish I could hop in my car and go pay them a visit. I’m adding More Than a Promise to my all-time favorites list and thank you, Ruth, for the unexpected surprise in chapter 26!
I requested this book through NetGalley in order to read and offer an honest review. The opinions expressed are my own.
About the Author
Ruth Logan Herne loves Charlie Brown Christmas trees, rooting for the underdog and people who go the distance while others see the path as too long or broken! She loves God, chocolate, writing, dogs and is blessed by a sprawling family, oodles of grandkids and a sweet old farmhouse in constant need of work. She’s sure that clean rooms are over-rated, snakes and possums should mind their own business and buy their own farm and puppies and kittens and babies are about the cutest things on Earth. A “pull-up-your-big-girl-panties-and-move-on” kind of gal, she is blessed to be married to her high school sweetheart (although it wasn’t as if THEY WERE KNOCKING DOWN THE DOOR to challenge him for her!!!), work with young families who allow her to exploit their sweet children on blogs, and rock babies on a regular basis. An author for Love Inspired Books and Summerside Press, she lives in upstate New York.