Tuesday, May 9, 2017
BOOK REVIEW- INSTANT DADDY by Carol Voss
A grateful mother...
Jessie Chandler is used to heartbreak. But she’s also used to blessings. Before her sister died, she gave Jessie the gift of a lifetime, her baby son, and Jessie is joyfully dedicating her life to raising little Jake. It isn’t until she meets Dr. Peter Sheridan, her sister’s colleague, that Jessie begins to fear heartbreak might win out.
An overwhelmed father...
Dr. Peter Sheridan never wanted to be a father. Finding a cure for neurological disease demands his full focus, and he has no room in his life for anything else. But when he sees Jake’s little face, the spitting image of his own, Peter realizes he can’t turn his back on his responsibility to his child even when he has no earthly idea how to be the daddy his son needs.
The gift of love…
Wanting the best for Jake, Jessie agrees to help Peter learn to take care of his son, even though losing the toddler she loves will destroy her. But in the shadow of her sacrifice, can Jessie and Peter discover another of God’s blessings… that through sharing comes the greatest love? AMAZON 4 STARS
A nice, clean story that I enjoyed. Good main characters each with their own challenges. Lots of family on Jessie's side and a town where at least half was probably a relative. Now compare that to Peter's lifestyle of almost no one. Yes, he had a mother and father but they were so busy with their professional lives and always had been. He had grown up with nannies and boarding school and work. Imagine his surprise when he meets Jake? He has almost nothing to go on about being a father.
And mess up he does, which makes the story more real.
He did have two close friends Scott and his wife, Karen. Those two added another element to the story on their own.
Jessie is a good woman with such a compassionate heart and is an exceptional mother. Her son, Jake is one happy little boy. I enjoyed his "conversations" with people. Smile-worthy and believable.
Jessie is holding an unhappy secret from others; the emotions were well written.
There were good, likable secondary characters in the book. That included Jessie's parents, her spunky best friend Maggie to name a few.
I also liked how God was woven into the book; not preachy but there none the less. Even when people were having a crisis of belief at times.