Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Unexpected Gift



A yuletide legacy...

When city girl Morgan Williams arrived in Seaside, Maine, on Christmas Eve, to claim the cottage she'd inherited, she came face-to-face with the handsomest man she'd ever seen. But looks weren't the only thing that Grant Kincaid had to offer. And when he enlisted Morgan's help to raise money for Good Shepherd Camp for troubled kids, she realized there were more important things in life than expensive cars and fancy clothes. Soon Morgan was yearning for a different that included faith and a storng, steadfast Grant by her side.

My Review:

I had a hankering for holiday reading plus I wanted to review Christmas books early enough that the giveaways would reach their destination before Christmas so I ordered some early Christmas reads online at Harelquin. Unbeknownst to me, all three books that I ordered are re-releases of previously published material. That's fine by me since I wasn't reading Love Inspired 5+ years ago, but some of you might have been so I'm giving fair warning.

I love it when an author creates a timeless romance and this is one. First, I love the unhurried pace. The romance develops by degree over a period of time and there's lots of opportunity for character growth and plot development. Makes for a more realistic read. The Unexpected Gift is as much about Morgan and Grant finding themselves as it is about them finding each other. I loved the depth of their journey and how it draws to a rewarding conclusion. Another great holiday read.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of The Unexpected Gift, 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 October 14 2012. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!


  1. I did not know that Irene wrote Love Inspired books.
    I love to read books about men who have a tender side like Grant. Evidenced by his work with children. I hope I win this one. :)

  2. Oh, Jan -- Irene Hannon has written a lot of Love Inspired! I had to go check her website. 25 LI!!!!!!! You have some catching up to do. :-) Good luck!

  3. thanks for the chance to read this fabulous novel :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  4. I have not read any books by Irene Hannon. I would like to win this for my first. It sounds like a very good read. And I'm sure will keep one's attention.
    Please put my name in. Maxie ( )

  5. The premise reminds me that the holidays are right around the corner. It sounds sweet.

  6. This sounds like a great book. I haven't read any of Irene's books yet and have been wanting to. Thank you for the opportunity!


  7. Time to start getting in the Christmas spirit with a holiday book! Not sure I have read anything by Irene, thanks for the chance to win.


  8. What a wonderful Christmas book this is! I really like the cover and would enjoy reading it.

  9. i'm with you on that, Kav...i like to know up front if that is a reprint. Barbour does a lot of that with their 4 - in- 1. However, i wasn't reading LI books back then, either, so am good with winning this one by Irene. Thanks for the chance to win.


  10. I love Irene Hannon's books and would LOVE to read and review this one!!


  11. I'm in the mood to start reading all of those wonderful new Christmas stories once again. This one sounds excellent. Thanks for a great review and offering this contest!

  12. The cover draws me in for a snowy Christmas read! I'd love to be entered for Irene's book. Thanks.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  13. Today it is rainy here, wishing I had a good read!!! jodycarr96ATgmailDOTcom

  14. Again, I LOVE these Love Inspired books!! :) Thank you for another great review/giveaway!!


  15. Loved Irene Hannon's Guardians of Justice series. Thanks for offering one of her LI books!

    jswaks at gmail dot com

  16. I love stories where the romance takes time to develop. shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com