Monday, August 22, 2011

A Family of Their Own By Gail Gaymer Martin Book Review

Four Makes A Family

With her daughter's health back on track, Kelsey Rhodes counts her blessings. But life is still not easy for the sweet single mom. She craves companionship, yet finds it difficult to trust anyone. Ross Salburg seems like the perfect match for her. The handsome single dad also struggles to keep his daughter healthy. Can Kelsey convince Ross to take a leap of faith and meld their two families into one?

MY REVIEW-I have previously read several of Gail's books. I personally love her Michigan Island Series! She has a nice, gentle way of writing that is sweet. If you want a book that is a calming read, I suggest you pick up one of Gail's books. I say all that because I found out she was looking for reviewers for her new book, A Family of Their Own, and of course I jumped right on it!

This book I found out is the second in a series. I did not know this before opening the book. The only thing I could say that I did not care for was the beginning page. It really throws you into the middle of the story and if you have not read the previous book, it could be very confusing. I was kind of confused when I first read it. But by the next couple pages I had figured out who was who and what child belonged to who. But this was easily discovered:) It was nothing major but this was the only thing I had a hard time with.

One thing I found very interesting with this book was the whole idea of two single people who have children with special needs meeting up together. I guess I never really thought about the difficulties that would arise from that situation. But Gail really brings this to the readers mind throughout this book. But she also shows how they can be a help to each other. I had a hard time with Kelsey's attitude towards her ex-husband. I haven't been in that position so I can't way what I would do, but she has a very hard time with being bitter towards him. But through this whole situation, Gail shows why she feels this way and how it ends up was quite tearful. Ross is a great guy who wants to see where things will go with Kelsey. He knows there will be troubles and hard times between the children but I loved his overall attitude. He seems very sweet and likable.

This was a very sweet book yet very thought provoking. How would you respond in these situations? What if your child had the same sickness? What about having a parent class like Kelsey did? Overall a great book I would recommend to my friends! Now I just have to go back and get the first one:) This book can be found in stores from August 28-Sept 28 and after that on Amazon or other online stores.

I received a copy of this book for review purposes. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All thoughts are 100% mine.


mamabunny13 said...

I've been a single mom before so I can relate to how she is feeling.

Josiah said...

Sounds interesting, and as you said thought provoking

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