Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Review: A Family For Faith by Missy Tippens

A Family for Faith
by Missy Tippens

Genre: Contemporary Inspirational Romance
Publisher: Harlequin Love Inspired
Cost: $5.50

What I Liked:
Well, it's easy to figure out where I should start with this review: what I liked the best. Gabe. Wow. I've read several of Missy Tippens' books (I think everything she has out, now), and I know she writes good heroes. But none of them have been quite like Gabe. ::sigh:: This is the kind of man I think we all long to meet, if we're single and Christian.

Of course, the book itself was excellent, as well. Faith is a great heroine, and her journey as a character is fulfilling and engaing. But the highlight of this book is Gabe. Ahhh, Gabe. ::sigh:: If you're a Harlequin fan, a series romance fan, a Missy Tippens fan, an inspirational romance fan... or just a fan of really amazing heroes, you have to go read this guy. You will absolutely fall in love with him from the first page, with his protective care of his daughter and his hurting heart that wants to open to love. I love it when authors break the rules (starting off in the hero's pov, no meet-cute on the first page) and it works. This one works. Phenomenally.

Go forth, do likewise. Or just buy the book and read it. :) This man is worth knowing. Excellent work, Missy Tippens. As usual, another home run!

Book Blurb:
When Faith Hagin sees widower cop Gabe Reynolds every day in her coffee shop, she can't help but feel for the struggling single dad. She's raised a teenager of her own—and sadly, knows what not to do. But thanks to his matchmaking preteen daughter, Chelsea, the whole town's praying for Gabe to find a wife! Even though Faith thinks she's content being just friends, spending time with him and Chelsea starts to feel like a fresh start at having a family. And their love may be the answer to everyone's prayers.

~ Rebecca Lynn


Anne K. Albert said...

Super review, but then I agree, Missy Tippens is a very talented and entertaining author. I always enjoy her books!

Rebecca Lynn said...

Thanks, Anne. Love Missy's books.

LoRee Peery said...

Sounds like Missy nailed it again. I do look for her books.
Nice review as well. Sigh.

Ruth Logan Herne said...

I love Missy Tippens and her delightful novels! But Gabe...

Ah, yes, Rebecca Lynn...


Sweet with a capital "S".

Janet Dean said...

Wonderful, heartfelt review, Rebecca Lynn. I love heroes like Gabe!! Missy's A Family for Faith is a lovely must- read story!!

Angela Breidenbach said...

Oh how fun!

Edwina said...

Whew! I do believe I need to get my lady's fan out. This Gabe...why I'm just all aflutter!

Can't wait to read your book, Missy! Loved 'em all so far, and I'm sure I'll love this one too!

Pam Hillman said...

Rebecca Lynn, who wouldn't want to read Gabe and Faith's story after such a glowing review???

And, I know a guy who looks just like Gabe!!

Sorry, he's married and has 3 kids, but he reminds me SO much of Gabe!

Kimber An said...

Great job, author and reviewer both!

Anita Mae Draper said...

Hey Becca, I couldn't tell... so what was your real opinion of Gabe? LOL

I haven't read a book of Missy's yet that didn't touch my heart and you make this one sound better than the rest.

Thanks for the review. I'll add it to my LI list.

Anita Mae

Rebecca Lynn said...

Wait, I get to come on here and gush about Gabe again??? :-)


Okay, can I just say, I read Missy's book again last night. I just couldn't get enough of Gabe. Now my prayer life has taken a drastic left turn.

No longer is it "God, whatever you want for my life." Instead, I find myself praying, "God, if you could bring me a man like THAT..." LOL.

Okay, I might be overstating just a tad. But in case God is taking orders, I'd like one just like Gabe. ::hearts::

This was definitely my favorite of Missy's books so far!

And, did I mention... HOW MUCH I LOVE GABE? Okay, I'll stop now. :)

Rebecca Lynn said...

Thanks, all, for stopping by!! :-) I forgot to say that in all my gushing about GABE... :)