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3-in-1 Contemporary Romance Collection

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Three childhood friends who made mistakes change their lives with the help of God.

​Facing Tessa’s Past

​Tessa Stevens is finally where she belongs. She’s placed her life in God’s hands and is the mother her three sons need.
On the eve of her her thirtieth birthday, and her oldest’s fifteenth, they embark on their first family vacation.
A trip from their home in Amarillo along Route 66 to her hometown on Illinois. Her first vacation with her boys I’d only marred by the memories and secrets plaguing Tessa along the way.

Review: ​Facing Tessas past is a cute book full of the message of God’s forgiveness.
It’s well written and interesting but felt a bit longer than necessary.

Grade: B
Ages: 16+

​Redeeming Sarah’s Present

​Sarah Maddox is still reeling from her past. She doesn’t regret giving her son up for adoption, there was no way she could have taken care of Trey back then, but, she does regret giving her heart to Trey’s father, Kevin. He didn’t love her back and she’s closed her heart of to everyone since.

Until she runs into Kevin, literally, as she meets Trey on his eighteenth birthday and realizes that maybe she hasn’t closed her heart off… maybe she’s just been waiting.

Review: ​Redeeming Sarah’s Present is a terrific read. I love the way the joys of adoption and parenting are interwoven in this book. Yes, it’s romantic, but more than that it’s about growth in ourselves and in God. There is an awesome message of salvation contained in these pages.

Grade: A
Ages: 16+

​Building Amanda’s Future

Amanda lost her husband and child in a devastating​ blow five years ago. She’s finally managed to put her pieces back together and move forward. Then she runs into the first man she ever loved. The man who broke her heart and watched her walk away. But, he needs help and Amanda wouldn’t be Amanda if she wasn’t there.

Review: This book is slower than the other two but, there is a greater message. It was sweet and talks of forgiveness but, really, it’s not as interesting as the others – except for the message.

Grade: C
Ages: 16+

Hott Review:

I enjoyed this entire series. There were ups and downs but overall is is a great book. There is a great message of forgiveness and finding Christ on these pages.
I think, overall, what I didn’t like is that at times the connection to Route 66 seemed forced into the story.

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Author: Mildred Colvin
Source: Barbour Books via NetGalley (in 2013!)
Publisher & Date: November 1st 2013 by Barbour Books
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance
ISBN: 1624167322 (ISBN13: 9781624167324)
Pages: 352
Grade: B
Ages: 16+
Steam: YA
Setting: Rout 66 | Amarillo, Tx & Illinois
This Counts for these Challenges: 2015 Let Me Count The Ways Reading Challenge, 2015 New Authors Reading Challenge, 2015 TBR Pile Challenge, 2015 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge, 2015 Women Challenge, 2015 NetGalley Reading Challenge, Reading Road Trip 2015 Challenge, Monthly Mix-up Mania, 2014 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge
Series: Route 66 Reunions

Facing Tessa’s Past

Redeeming Sarah’s Present

Building Amanda’s Future

Route 66 Reunions ($2)

Author Bio:

Mildred Colvin has been writing sweet inspirational romance since 2001, and is an award-winning author of eighteen novels in both historical and contemporary themes. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, and is active in two very special critique groups. She is also active in her church and enjoys special times with her husband, children, and grandchildren. Her hobbies, when she has time, include quilting, photography, and gardening. Of course, reading is more than a hobby. It’s a way of life. Mother of Jonathan Colvin

Also writes under the name M.J. Conner

 

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