Reviving Jules by Peggy Trotter
Jules Summers, a proverbial Jonah, runs from family, career, and neighborhood. Where’s she going? To find a place of healing for wounds so deep, she shuts the door against the very One who restores. But God never abandons and a kindergarten angel arrives, towing her father, Rhett Carsen. Rhett Carsen vows never to marry again. He redoubles his efforts to raise his motherless daughter alone, but runs into trouble when work sends him traveling. His daughter instantly bonds with newcomer Jules Summers, who in turn assists him in caring for his daughter. She seems like the answer to his prayers—an instant live-in nanny. Yet, why does she captivate his every thought? They work together as a team to care for Rhett’s child. But is “practicality” the only thing God has planned for these two? Or could there be a whole lot more?
My Review: Jules Summers and Rhett Carsen have both been burned by marriages turned sour. They’ve taken the pledge to never marry again, but Rhett’s five year old daughter, Andi, is praying for a mommy.
Jules rents an old house, has no electricity, and doesn’t even bother to unpack, hiding from her past when Andi arrives in her backyard. When Rhett meets Jules, he becomes a willingly helpful neighbor, mowing her lawn and fixing her problems. Rhett decides since they equally have Andi as their best interest, they should come to an arrangement. Jules and Rhett each have an inner struggle that it might have been a mistake.
Ms. Trotter has done a wonderful job with the character development of Jules and Rhett. Andi is an adorable chatterbox and with God’s help love finds away. Great romance.
About the Author: Peggy Trotter is a small town Hoosier native who teaches 1st and 2nd grade at a small Christian School and writes Christian Romance in her spare time. God blessed her with a wonderful husband who cooks and helps clean while supporting her crazy dreams. She has two incredible grown kids, one fabulous son-in-law, and two rays of sunshine, commonly called grandchildren.