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Marrying Mallory [Kindle Edition]

Diane Craver
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Is Mallory Harrington jinxed because her name means luckless? Things have gone wrong for Mallory since she was a small child. All she ever wanted was to have a complete family and live happily ever after. It appears she has it all when she marries Toby Harrington and they have a son. Unfortunately, their marriage ends when Toby has an affair with his law partner. Divorced Mallory doesn’t want to date, so she isn’t happy when her girlfriends try to fix her up with a minister friend.

Mallory decides to do something for herself, and get the nose surgery that she's always wanted. What she doesn't expect is her instant attraction to her surgeon.

Sometimes faith is about accepting what can't be changed and grabbing what God offers her. Life must go on.


Product Details

  • File Size: 1790 KB
  • Print Length: 218 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1494214563
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Diane Craver (December 17, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0094135VM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #189,689 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Christian romance from a different perspective January 8, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Marrying Mallory is the story of a young divorcee who wishes to do something for herself for a change - get a nose job. Her handsome plastic surgeon is taken with her at first sight and so a romance begins. What makes this book stand out from the crowd of other Christian romance fiction is the authors treatment of divorce within a Christian context. I applaud Diane Craver for taking on this potentially controversial topic and doing it without a lot of fuss.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Review for Marrying Mallory January 19, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
Craver pens a heartfelt inspirational romance with "Marrying Mallory." After going through a divorce, Mallory feels its time to do something for herself for once - she wants a rhinoplasty. When she meets her plastic surgeon, Dr. Seth Whitman, the sparks fly between them.

Craver has a writing style that just pulls the reader in. Each character is unique. Seth is a great guy. Mallory is richly complex, struggling with being a divorced Christian. It's this hurdle she has to reconcile before she can give her heart to Seth. Craver's supporting cast is deliciously human. I loved the friendship between Heather, Elizabeth, and Mallory. For me, it was the best part of the book.

There are a few sweet kisses and several loving carresses between Mallory and Seth. The romance is heartwarming between the characters. Like Shawna, I gave this a 4 because while I enjoyed the story, I enjoyed Craver's other release "Whitney in Charge" more.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Delightful January 3, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
This is the second Diane Craver book I've read, and it's a delightful, fun story. Diane's chatty style of writing really capivates me, and makes me feel like I'm one of the gals. I could relate to Mallory's decision very easily as it's something I've contemplated myself. Sometimes it's refreshing to come across characters who make the decisions we're most likely to make, instead of the storybook perfect ones. I gave Mallory four stars because, while I loved it, I liked her other book, 'Whitney in Charge,' a little bit more, and gave it five stars.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming November 14, 2012
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Recently divorced from her philandering husband, Mallory wanted to have a rhinoplasty to correct an overly large nose. Though she expected to feel more beautiful after the surgery, she did not count on falling in love with her plastic surgeon, Dr. Seth Whitman, who was also showing signs of falling in love with his patient.

And though the obvious conflict is the "patient-doctor" relationship, author Diane Craver actually packed many subplots including other romances from Toby (Mallory's ex-husband) illicit affairs; her mother remarrying and two friends Heather and Elizabeth finding their better halves. Still, the most heartwrenching is the subplot about Josh, Mallory's young son who had to deal with his parents' divorce.

I love the story. I like Mallory and love her son Josh. I even love Seth's sterling character. So, why am I giving this only four stars, though I thorougly enjoyed the book. It's because somehow, even with all the drama, the pedulum never swing both ways, that is from anger to forgiveness.

I understand that this is a Christian novel. But, being a Christian does not mean you cannot get angry. Goodness gracious, Mallory should have been livid with her ex-husband Toby when she found out what he did. But, Mallory just took it. Alright, someone might keep their cool in public, but they can still privately seethe. Anger is a human emotion and it is natural. It is involuntary. Mallory being angry is expected and would have been natural, especially after what Toby did and was doing. She could get angry and still keep this novel's Christian rating or genre. Mallory keeping her cool all the time is unnatural.

As priest once told me, "Anger is an involuntary emotion; forgiveness is something you have to consciously strive for.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Mallory October 25, 2012
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This is the first time I read an inspirational story. I enjoyed it a lot and appreciated the novelty of the subject: a recently divorced woman going for plastic surgery. The author did a great job at describing Mallory's emotions, her self-doubt, concern, hope. Maybe it's just me because I am not used to read this type of stories but I wish there were less repetitions and the pace was faster. The secondary characters were delightful and well presented.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars My pet peeve with Christian romances is... January 15, 2013
By Pink
Format:Kindle Edition
...when the author doesn't know her Bible. Over and over again the author is harping on how divorce means that the woman should not remarry. This is true, from a scriptural standpoint, UNLESS the divorce is on the grounds of fornication, which this one is. In this case, the divorce is both legal and scriptural, which means that this is only an interesting book if you have never read Matthew 5:32 "However, I say to you that everyone divorcing his wife, EXCEPT on account of fornication, makes her a subject for adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery". Knowing my Bible far better than the author knows hers made this an extremely tedious read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars INTERESTING! May 16, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
MARRYING MALLORY by Diane Craver is an interesting Christian Contemporary Romance. It is a poignant story of a young divorcee,Mallory,the consequences of divorce,betrayal,forgiveness,healing,remarriage,faith,second chances, and friendship."Marrying Mallory" is written with a wonderful cast of characters,who are human,believable,and show us that even Christians have moments of doubt. While, "Marrying Mallory" is a Christian Contemporary Romance,it is not a "preachy" story,but a story that shows the downfalls of life,and that faith is accepting things we can not change as well as some things we can change. Regardless,of what happens "life goes on". A sweet romance! Received for an honest review from the author. Details can be found at the author's website,and My Book Addiction and More.

RATING: 4

HEAT RATING:Sweet: No sex or scenes of physical intimacy except some kissing. No graphic violence or profanity.

REVIEWED BY: AprilR,My Book Addiction and More
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Nice message, but slow
Enjoyed the message, but the book moved too slowly for me. Another thing, there were too many bland diversions. Mallory's Mom, her friends, etc.
Published 23 days ago by MP
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute book
This was a cute little book to read. Enjoyed it very much and also shared with friends. Will look for more of this author.
Published 10 months ago by Lessie
5.0 out of 5 stars Book review
Again Diane Craver has written in a way to keep you in the story. I love it . Still reading but love it so far.
Published 14 months ago by Kathleen Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars Love forever
This book dealt with real life issues. Well written. Would suggest a good read of this book to anyone. Enjoy.
Published 17 months ago by Hope MacDonald
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple Romance
By simple, I mean that it has the elements I like most: a hearty cast of likeable characters, a touch of confusion and mischief, classic romantic elements (e.g. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Kristin King, Author
5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging and Hopeful!
Author Diane Craver has written a wonderful, uplifting romance in "Marrying Mallory". It is filled with hope and reads very smoothly. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Regina Andrews
3.0 out of 5 stars just so so
I thought it was a bit slow and the main character was whiney. I suppose if you really like those love stories, it might be for you. I never finished it.
Published 19 months ago by drewbob
5.0 out of 5 stars Marrying Mallory
Enjoyed this book very much. I read these when I'm on trips or have waiting time. I also enjoy reading before bed. You will enjoy if you like Christian fiction.
Published 19 months ago by Doretta Shields
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice book
This was a nice wholesome book. I am not that much into religion but the author chose quite a few references to God.
Published 20 months ago by PPW718
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring
I had a hard time holding my attention to the story. It felt very child-like and symplistic in the writing. So glad I got it on the Kindle Freebie and didn't pay anything.
Published 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
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More About the Author

As the youngest in the family, growing up on a farm in Findlay, Ohio, Diane often acted out characters from her own stories in the backyard. In high school she was the student sitting in class with a novel hidden in front of her propped up textbook. Before starting on her writing career, Diane was a schoolteacher and play director.

She met her husband while teaching at an orphanage, and they married three years later. While raising their six children in southwestern Ohio, Diane started writing non-fiction. Later, she decided it would be a nice escape to write fiction plus keep sane with a full and noisy household.

Several non-fiction articles of Diane's have been published in Woman's World Weekly, The Catholic Telegraph, Virtue, Down Syndrome Today, WritersWeekly.com, and several other publications. Her book, The Christmas of 1957, was reissued under the title A Christmas Gift. It placed second in the 2010 Preditors & Editors Poll (novel category) and received 5 stars from the Midwest Book Review. The latest title is A GIFT FOREVER. She writes Amish fiction, contemporary romance, inspirational mainstream, chick-lit mystery, and non-fiction books. Her novels have received great reviews from readers and reviewers.

Diane has published through a variety of houses, including Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery, Samhain Publishing, Whimsical Publications, Victory Tales Press and Booklocker.com. She writes fun and inspiring stories filled with memorable characters. Diane gives thanks to God daily for all her wonderful blessings.

Recently, Diane has enjoyed publishing her Amish romances, A JOYFUL BREAK, Dreams of Plain Daughters, Book One, JUDITH'S PLACE, Book Two and FLEETING HOPE, Book Three. She also wrote a short title AN AMISH STARRY CHRISTMAS NIGHT. Diane has recently reissued several of her books that were previously published. They have new covers with some new material added to them.

Learn more about Diane and her books at http://www.dianecraver.com

Important Note: A GIFT FOREVER was titled A Christmas Gift and was published by Whimsical Publications. When Diane decided to get her rights back, she changed the title to A GIFT FOREVER and had a new cover made for it.

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