Tuesday, February 24, 2009



Author: Shelley Galloway

Line: HarlequihAmerican Romance

Release month North America: January 2009

The S-Factor: Sweet

Back Blurb:

Matt Madigan's back in town…

And Minnie Clark's furious. Not only does she have her hands full being a new mother to her young niece, she has to face her high school crush again…and he's building a megastore that could put her struggling gift shop out of business!

Ten years ago Minnie was head over heels for Matt Madigan. Of course, the star football player never noticed. Minnie had to sit on the sidelines and watch as he dated her more popular, prettier sister. Now she has a constant reminder of those painful days—he's her new neighbor! But she's not going to let him waltz back into their Texas hometown full of big plans, just to break her heart all over again….


Mommy In Training by Shelley Galloway is a sweet romance about second chances. I really enjoyed the story and watching Matt and Minnie work through the challenges in front of them in order to get together at last. Whether it was Matt's job, or Minnie's own set of issues and insecurities or a combination thereof, there was always a chance that the two wouldn't get their very own happily every after.

Matt Madigan's returned home to Crescent View, Texas to oversee the development of the new SavNGo. While there, he's taking over the house of Mrs. Wyzecki, his beloved foster mother and neighbor of high school classmate Minnie Clark.

Minnie Clark has enough on her plate. Losing her older sister Paige was hard enough, but now she has her five year old niece to raise on her own and deal with the impending arrival of SavNGo, something she's sure is going to close down her small card shop. Even though she's happy to see the return of her high school crush, Matt, when she finds out the real reason he's in town, she finds it hard to see him as anything but a competitor, even if her heart feels differently.

I really enjoyed Mommy In Training. Matt is a real sweetheart of guy and I especially loved how he treated Kimber, Minnie's young niece and Mrs. Wyzecki. The relationship between him and Minnie evolved naturally and the tension between them was great. I really enjoyed the scene between Minnie and her ex where Matt makes a surprise appearance.

Mommy In Training is part of the MOTHERHOOD mini series.

Heroine Lovability Factor♥♥♥♥♥

Awww Factor♥♥♥♥♥

Stickability Factor (will they have a happily ever after) ♥♥♥♥

Humour Factor♥♥♥

Weepy Factor♥♥♥

Reviewed by: Lisa

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