- File Size: 1683 KB
- Print Length: 384 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Ocean View Books (January 18, 2017)
- Publication Date: January 18, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MUCHTMM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #158,651 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
A Time to Give (About the Baby Book 1) Kindle Edition
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What I liked most about A Time to Give is how the author brought Emily and Ben together in the beginning. From the start, I liked Emily and felt bad for how her ex had treated her. And there's her controlling, back-stabbing father. He's good to her, but doesn't care who he hurts for the sake of his business. I immediately connected with Ben, who carried a grudge against the man who stole his business and ruined his life. Emily and Ben meet in a soup kitchen where they volunteer - how great is that? Two people with hidden identities who truly understand the joy of helping those less fortunate.
When Ben finds out Emily's father is the man he's bent on destroying, he runs from her arms. I enjoyed the duel between her love and his hatred. Lines are drawn, but no one ever reaches the point of no return. On top of it all, a surprise pregnancy. The characters seemed to carry a realistic suspicion of each other, but also a heart-wrenching build-up of love that neither can deny. There's also plenty of surprises that keep the story moving.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys watching two people find love. Not the fairy-tale kind, but the kind with real people who care deeply for each other, have sensible reactions for the situation, and don't give up until they're happy. It's inspirational when a book can show how people change in a way that makes me smile and feel glad I took the time to read through every page.
Emily Erickson volunteered at Cassidy Place, a kitchen for the poor. She did a little of everything, except cook. She had volunteered here because she needed to help those who were in need. During the day, she worked for her Father, Lammon McKenzie and tried her best to keep him under control when it came to the people who worked in the businesses he bought and sold. He wasn’t concerned with the little people; but she was and so she worked hard at keeping him in check. She had given up on her dream to have a child and to have a dance studio. Her divorce was a result of the two of them not being able to have a child together and her Father wasn’t behind her dance studio. Her volunteering here was one thing she did for herself. She had her favorites here and heading the list was Ben. She didn’t know his last name or really anything about him. When they did talk, he always turned the conversation away from himself. Emily still persisted.
Ben Cassidy didn’t want anyone to know that Cassidy Place was named after his father nor that he had financed it. Ben had lost his company and his pride to Lammon McKenzie when McKenzie took over his company. Ben had turned to alcohol but luckily stopped drinking before he had gone too far. Now he wants to get his company back and get revenge on McKenzie. He didn’t have time for a romance with Emily although he wanted one.
When Emily and Ben get together, it is spoiled by his discovering the next morning that she is Lammon McKenzie’s daughter. He gets very angry and leaves Emily. Little does he know that he left a little of himself behind. What will happen now?
Their journey wasn't an easy road to hoe, but they tried very hard to overcome all of the obsticles standing in the way of finding their HEA, but they did it! This book was a wonderful journey toward a path of forgiveness, and most of all....love and trust for one another..