“Despite the complexities [of] this tale, Finding Faith reads like the honeymoon stage of a relationship. It’s filled with laughter, an idealized reality, and an endless craving for the story to continue. Luke’s and Mary’s love offers a temporary euphoria that shows romance is sometimes found where it is least expected.” –Publisher’s Weekly
★ Like mother, like daughter? Mary sure hopes not. ★
Two decades ago, Mary’s mom walked out. A few days later, her dad started drinking. He never stopped. Mary swore off alcohol. She also decided she’d never have kids, just in case she took after her parents.
A year ago, Mary’s boyfriend dumped her because she didn’t want to have any children.
Yesterday, for the first time in a year, Mary met someone. Someone hunky. Someone smart. Someone who made her goofy smile. Someone who sent a shiver up her spine.
Tomorrow she’s going on a first date.
She won’t find out he’s a widower with two kids for at least two more days. Can she overcome her fear and find the faith to trust someone else. . .and herself?
**Author’s Note: Titles are really hard! I struggled to find a good one for this book, and I’ve discovered that some readers think this book is Christian fiction. It’s free of bad language and adult content, but it’s not religious in nature. Make your choices accordingly.
Trade Reviews and Author Recommendations
“With an opening line that is both assertive and striking, the book begins with a strong narrator who claims her own story. As Mary tells her past, she becomes vulnerable with those in her life and her readers.
Baker’s dialogue has the capacity to reflect the diction of a thirty-year-old and a five-year-old, encompassing a wide range of perspectives. Amy’s and Chase’s imperfect sputters and continual deviance paint an authentic picture of children’s behavior.
The Christmas setting nearly typecasts this book with all the novelistic qualities of a Hallmark movie. The honeyed beginning and equally passionate ending provide a childish delight that kindles the spirit of a hopeless romantic.
Despite the complexities littered throughout this tale, Finding Faith reads like the honeymoon stage of a relationship. It’s filled with laughter, an idealized reality, and an endless craving for the story to continue. Luke’s and Mary’s love offers a temporary euphoria that shows romance is sometimes found where it is least expected.” Publisher’s Weekly
“Finding Faith is a heartwarming and brilliant story about love, loss, and learning what you really want.” USA Today Bestselling author, Elana Johnson
“A fun romance! I highly enjoyed it. Bridget knows how to tug at your heartstrings. A fantastic read!” NYT Bestselling Author, Victorine E. Lieske