Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Circle of Family



With his leather jacket, aviator sunglasses and restored WWII plane, pilot Ridge Collins has everyone in tiny Harland, North Carolina, talking. Especially single mother Marianne Weston's impressionable young kids-who think Ridge would make a fine father. But shy Marianne is afraid to open her heart to the handsome pilot with a harrowing past. For one, he's in town only temporarily. And Marianne is all about roots and Sunday dinners, while Ridge is into seeing what's around the bend. But two sweet kids are set on showing him there's no greater adventure than family.

My Review:

This novel is aptly named. Ross does a wonderful job of illustrating the enduring love of family. Love the imagery of the never-ending circle. This is her second book in her series about the Sawyer family and enjoyed the antics of these siblings just as much this time round. And bonus -- we get to see Matt and Caty married. Love when an author is able to ease characters we've grown to know and love into the next book.

Ridge Collins makes one of the most spectacular entrances I've ever 'read'.  And Marianne's reaction is priceless. Just a tad uptight and way too wound up for the likes of Ridge. Loved witnessing their reactions to one another. The sparks fly from that first fateful meeting. And as foot-loose and fancy-free as Ridge appears to be, there is a core of stability inside of him just looking to take root in the right place -- and for the right reason. 

Great family interactions. Ruthy is back with sage advice and Marianne's children steal scene after scene. This is an all-round good romance that will leave you smiling.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Circle of Family, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday September 16 2012. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!


  1. I enjoy this type of story and look forward to reading it. I think everyone is searching for that circle of family, whether it be physical or spiritual.
    Please enter me in the giveaway.
    ajhawkeauthor at aol dot com

  2. This really sounds like my kind of read. Thanks, Kav, for sharing.

    Amy C
    campbellamyd at dot com

  3. AJ -- you're so write. That search for family crosses all boundaries. I like your reference to spiritual family -- makes me think of the way we draw closer to our Heavenly Father. Good luck!

    It's a great read, Amy. Good luck!

  4. This sounds interesting and though I've ever read a "Love Inspired" book because you said you loved it I'd be willing to give it a try! :) I am still anxious and, like you, looking forward to "A Hidden Truth" though!

    Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a) Chavez


    John 3:15-16 (Read it, Believe it, and Be Saved!!!)

  5. Hi Amatha -- glad you trust me enough to be willing to try a Love Inspired book!!!! Good luck to you!

  6. A hero pilot..now that's exciting. I can believe it, Kav when you say he makes a spectaular entrance :)


  7. This sounds like a wonderful book.

  8. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book. I love reading the Seekers and friends of Seekers!

    nancykimball at hotmail dot com

    Kav, could you e-mail me also regarding something else? I'm sorry to approach you like this but my e-mail to your address above is bouncing. Thanks!

  9. Circle of Family sounds sweet, I love stories about finding "home". Thanks for a chance to win it!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  10. Good luck Na, Jan, Nancy and Merry.

  11. So thankful for the family I have! Sounds like a good read.


  12. I'm glad you are thankful, Patty! Family is something special, isn't it? Good luck!

  13. The enduring love of family will make this an excellent book.

  14. I love family centered books. I also love books about aviators. Thank you so much for this giveaway.


  15. Well then this is the book for you, Carol! Good luck!

    You too, rubynreba!

  16. Would love to win a copy of this book .Thank you

  17. I'd love to win a copy of this book. Family is so important to me and in this day when it is being splintered and broken it is more important than ever. Please enter my name and blessings!


  18. Though I've not read anything by Mia this book looks very intriguing and I'd love the opportunity to win!

  19. Would love to win!

    gka444 (at) gmail (dot) com

  20. Good luck Darlene, Marie and G. Happy to introduce you to a new fave author.

  21. This sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!

    jswaks at gmail dot com

  22. Very nice review and it arrows me on to desiring to read this Love Inspired love story. Thanks for the giveaway and I appreciate a chance for a win.

    Blessed by Grace,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com