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Rush to the Altar [Kindle Edition]

Jamie Carie
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Book Description

Madeline Goode is devastated when her husband dies in a car accident. After moving back in with her parents with her two year old son, Max, she attempts to put the pieces of her life back together. But she didn’t plan on meeting Jake Hart, the star NBA player that she keeps bumping into at her new job as a charity coordinator for the Racers. And she certainly didn’t plan on learning that her husband’s accident may have been no accident at all.

Will Jake stick around while her life gets complicated? And if she gives in to her heart, will she just be making another mistake? Rushing to the Altar may be the most daring and risky move of her life.

4 Stars!
"Carie steps out of her comfort zone of writing historical Christian fiction and takes a chance at penning a modern day love story. Fortunately, the end result is a slam dunk! It's an engaging story that boasts the importance of a tight knit family, everlasting friendship and the agony of loving and losing. Although the beginning is slow to start and a large cast of characters is introduced right off the bat, the author will gain new fans with this book, as it will appeal to a wide audience.
Madeline Goode's college degree sits on the back burner as she clings to the life of a stay at home mom. After her husband dies in a car accident, she is forced to move back in with her parents with her two-year-old son, Max. Her best friend invites her to an Indiana Racers basketball game and a minor screw up lands her a job as the new foundation coordinator of the sports team, focusing on fundraising and charity work. NBA star Jake Hart takes an interest in Maddie, but as a young widow and now a single mom, she's hesitant entering a new relationship. Maddie has little trust in enduring love and is warned a man like Jake can break her heart. She is just beginning to heal from her loss and must figure out if Jake is worth the risk." -Romantic Times

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About the Author

Jamie Carie is an award-winning, best selling historical and contemporary romance novelist. She is the author of Snow Angel, a USA News Book winner for Best Romance, a ForeWord Magazine award winner and a RITA Awards® finalist. Her third novel, Wind Dancer, was a 2010 Indiana State Library Best Books of Indiana finalist. Jamie lives in Indiana with her husband and three sons.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Something a little different March 12, 2013
By dabeaty
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If you are familiar with Jamie Carie's books, this will be something a little different. As one who loves Jamie's historical take in her writings I wasn't sure how I would like this contemporary novel. I was pleasantly surprised.

The story line is well written and developed and will throw you for a surprise as you begin to learn more about the characters. Jamie takes you on a roller coaster ride where you will like a character, then hate the character, then like them once again.

At the end of the day you will see how Madeline has to learn to trust God and believe Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Personally as a guy I like her historical books with the action, mystery, and intrigue better, but this is book is certainly worth the read.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars She had me @ basketball being the religion of Indiana February 18, 2013
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A fun, light-hearted read with tear-jerking moments at just the right pace. The situation of Maddie and her son living with her parents hits home with me; I have a grown daughter and grandkids living with me. RUSH TO THE ALTAR has broad appeal for both generations. Highly recommended.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Disclaimers: I received a copy of this novel for review from the author in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not obligated to write a good review nor did I receive any compensation for writing this review.

An Overview of the Novel: Madeline's husband just died and she's devastated, but her friends and family are right, she needs move on. She just can't.

That's where Jake Hart enters the scene. Something about Madeline draws him. She's made it clear that she's not ready to date again, but Jake isn't about to take now for an answer. But then Madeline gets mixed up in the middle of a crime investigation and suddenly it might not be such a good idea for Jake to be around her.

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: Jaime Carrie has a way of creating characters that catch your attention. I loved the characters in this novel from the first page to the very last page. Jake and Madeline had excellent chemistry.

The writing was cute, a little cheesy, but cute. I loved how Jamie developed her novel. She's always been a skilled writer and certainly knows how to craft her story.

This novel had elements of suspense but I wouldn't classify it as suspense. And while, the events that happened in this novel might have been unrealistic and a little bit unbelievable at times, I still really liked the novel.

It was a cute read and one that had me laughing and smiling the entire time I was reading it. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to fans of this genre.

So why 3.5 stars? It was a cute, funny, enjoyable read that left me entertained and amused. Jaime's writing was incredible and I loved the story.

In Summary: Jamie has done it again. She's written another novel that I loved reading.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Cute Carie Comtemporary Story February 28, 2013
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In this fun contemporary love story Jamie Carie takes us down a different path than her Christian Fiction books but you can tell she still has put all of her amazing writing skills into this one just like all of her previous books. So kick back, put your feet up and lose yourself in this exhilarating tale.

Madeline "Maddie" Goode has been through so much in the past year having lost her husband to an auto accident. Since she had been a stay at home mom to Max their two year old son, she now has to find a job because they cannot live forever with her parents whom she was forced to go live with after Brandon's accident.

When Sasha, Maddie's best friend calls and invites her to an Indiana Racers' basketball game, Maddie politely tells her no thanks, because Maddie just wasn't into that at all. Sasha being the type of friend who always seems to know what to say or do to make Maddie feel better, convinces her to go. Could this be the night her whole life will change?

Maddie is having a good time getting caught up in the all of the hoopla and cheering and she finds she is glad she let Sasha talk her into this outing. While there she runs into another friend from her high school days who convinces her to join her dance troupe that is doing a routine for some unprivileged kids. What was supposed to be a small dance number in a little room away from the public eye turns out to be a disaster that was moved onto the basketball court with live television cameras. Talk about EMBARRASSEMENT! And to make things worse before the night was over Maddie was assaulted by the man who had arranged for the dance troupe's performance and after she was rescued from the enraged man she was offered the job of a lifetime working for the team's foundation as a charity coordinator.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful and simple love story April 23, 2013
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I have read every book Jamie Carie has written over the years and she always does a fantastic job with inspirational historical stories. I love the way she writes from the heart.
She has taken on a new style with writing a modern contemporary inspirational romance.
She has done a fantastic job on her venture into this area of fiction.
Madeline (Maddy) and Jake's story is a simple story that brings loss, heartache, betrayal, and discovering a new love all together to make this first book of hopefully many more in modern contemporary romance for Jamie Carie to show her readers a new style of writing for her to challenge herself to do.
I started reading it and did not want to put it down.
Just remember if you have read Ms Carie's historical stories, don't try to compare this story to those. This is a whole new style of writing for Ms Carie and she has done very well with it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The whole package!
This is an interesting tale. It starts with a typical scenario. Love at first sight. It grows with modern day problems. The characters are interesting! Read more
Published 15 days ago by CiCi J
2.0 out of 5 stars A Letdown
I REALLY wanted to like this book. The premise was interesting, and knowing that this is Jamie Carie's first venture into self-publishing made me anxious to support her. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great book
I loved the story. I couldn't put it down until i finished the book.
Published 7 months ago by Angie Anderson
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't rush to read this book!
This book started out strong and then completely fizzled out. If it is supposed to be a Christian romance so I take offense at the snide comments/description of the dancers weight... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Jody Gilchrist
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful!
This a beautifully told and inspiring love story. I've read it twice now and enjoyed it more the second time. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Jeanette Hawkins
4.0 out of 5 stars Rush to the altar
Loved the story but there is alot of words and sentences missing in this book where I must fill in
Published 8 months ago by L. Moody
5.0 out of 5 stars Rush to the Alter
Widowed with a young son. Married t o her husband for 6yrs. Husband died 6months ago, she didn't know what to do. So she moves with her son home to live with her parent's. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars slam dunk
This is the first I've read of Jamie Carrie. Not only is her writing style easy to read and mostly free of errors to distract from the story, but the characters come alive and it's... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Barbara
3.0 out of 5 stars Easy romantic read
Maddie is a widow and mother to two year old Max, after the death of her husband Brandon she moves back in with her parents. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Deborah
4.0 out of 5 stars cute book
This is a fun, easy read. You do not have to think deeply to enjoy the story and have a few laughs.
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More About the Author

Revealing secrets of the Kingdom, one story at a time . . .

Born and raised in Vincennes, Indiana, Jamie is a preacher's daughter. Road trips with her dad--to and from Bible studies across Indiana--were filled with talks of things beyond earth's bounds - creation and the fall, God and Jesus and the rapture, the earthly walk compared to the spiritual walk, and how we are born for more than what we can see or touch.
The highlight of those nights was stopping at a truck stop in the middle of the night where her dad would spend a little of the offering basket on two slices of pie and a couple of Cokes. Nothing ever felt so special as a middle of the night slice of pie with her dad. And nothing could stop the writing pouring out of her.

Poems, short stories, skits and song lyrics later, Jamie grew up and married. When her eldest son turned five she decided to try her hand at novels. Snow Angel was released by B&H Publishing Group in September 2007 and won the USA Book News "Best Books 2007" Awards winner, and 2008 RITA Awards® Best First Book finalist. It was the beginning of her dream career. Jamie has since written several books to great acclaim. Her first novella, a Christmas novella, The Snowflake, is scheduled to release October 2010.

Jamie and Tony have been married for twenty-two years and live in Indianapolis, Indiana with their three sons and a giant of a dog named Leo.

If she could only say one thing to her readers it would be, "Live the dreams God has destined you for!"

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