Monday, April 27, 2009


Title: Love Comes Home, and A Sheltering Love

Author: Terri Reed

Line: Love Inspired Classics

Release month: March 2009

The S-Factor: Sweet


Love Comes Home

Twelve years ago, Dr. Rachel Maguire followed her faith into medicine, choosing her career over love. But time never diminished her feelings for Josh Taylor, and now God is giving Rachel another chance – if she can overcome the pain of the past.

A Sheltering Love

With her faith as strong as her shoulders, Claire Wilcox opens a shelter for runaways. But it’s her mysterious handyman who causes her sleepless nights. As their attraction grows, Nick Andrews must decide if he can trust in God’s power to heal.

Review: ♥♥♥♥♥

Love Comes Home
Doctor Rachel Maguire was home. It had been a long time, but now she was home. She had taken a leave of absence from her job in order to care for her dying foster mom. Not the happiest of circumstances, made even more stressful by the appearance of Josh. Josh Taylor was the man she had left behind in order to become a doctor. Quite the sticky situation -- especially when Mom G asks her and Josh to look after each other after she’s gone.

Josh Taylor had wanted to marry Rachel as soon as they graduated from high school. He was determined she was never going to work, but would be his wife and the mother of his children, and her life would be full enough doing that. But Rachel had other ideas. She saw no reason why she couldn’t be a mother and a doctor. So they had parted ways. But now their paths had crossed again.

What would they do with the promise they had made to mom G? What did Rachel think of the young boy that appeared, calling Josh “dad”? Why did she have such a struggle to force herself to go into the emergency room?

A Sheltering Love

Claire Wilcox was opening a shelter for runaway teens. She didn’t need anyone around who was antagonistic toward the teens whose trust she was trying to win. So why did Nick Andrews decide he needed to be her handyman? What was in it for him? Why did he seem to have such hatred for the young strays Claire was determined to bring home? And why did it seem that time after time, Nick was the one who “came to the rescue”?

In both these books, Terri Reed shows her talent with words by pulling you into the story right from the start. She uses her experience to make many twists and turns in each story, heightening the tension between hero and heroine until you can hardly wait to read one page before going on to the next.

Two powerful stories, each showing the love of God, and bringing a happy ending to two wonderful couples.

Hero Hotness Factor: ♥♥♥♥♥
Heroine Lovability Factor: ♥♥♥♥♥
Awww Factor: ♥♥♥♥♥
Stickability Factor: ♥♥♥♥♥
Humor Factor: ♥♥
Weepy Factor: ♥♥♥♥

Reviewed By: Donna B

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