In The Life I Dreamed by Kari Burke, Emmy O’Brien is stressed out. Stay at home mother to four young children, she is overwhelmed by hours chores, child raising, and trying to manage a meager household budget. When her husband insists on helping a sixteen year old young women in their church's youth group, she is at her breaking point. Grudgingly she helps and finds her heart changed as a result.
In A Channel of Your Peace Erin Rafferty thought she knew how her life was going to go. Engaged to her fiancé for a number of years, she figured a wedding was in her future. That is until he came home one day to tell her that he was in love with someone else and that he was leaving her. Devastated, she returns to her parents house to pick up the pieces. A chance encounter with Mark is the start of a friendship that could lead to something more. Both Erin and Mark, though, have pasts that they must deal with in order to build a future. This was an enjoyable and captivating read which has me hoping that author Veronica Smallhorn has more books in her writing future.
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