CFBA Review: Wisdom Tree by:Mary Manners

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingWisdom TreeWhite Rose Publishing (September 19, 2012)byMary Manners


A Word from the Author:
I live in the beautiful foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee with my husband, Tim, and our teen-aged daughter, Danni. Also with us are Lucky and Gus – the two cherished cats we rescued from local animal shelters.

I’m a member of the Romance Writers of America and Smoky Mountain Romance Writers. During the school year, I teach middle-schoolers reading and Algebra. When I have free time, I love to garden, take long walks with my husband, and read romance novels in a hammock beneath century-old shade trees.

I write romance novels for White Rose Publishing. If you’d like to visit, I have an author page there, as well. That’s where you’ll find everything there is to know about my books.

I also have author pages at the following locations. Do come by and spend some time with me there!


Sometimes the last thing we think we need is exactly what God has planned
After the death of his parents, Jake Samuels has enough on his plate—including a fledgling church to lead and a mischievous younger brother to raise. The last thing he needs is a rambunctious woman to contend with.

Carin O’Malley is dealing with the death of her brother and a new job as an English teacher at East Ridge Middle School where Corey Samuels reigns as King of Chaos. The last thing she needs is to fall in love…especially with a handsome and complicated preacher like Corey’s brother Jake.

But when Corey’s antics toss Carin and Jake together, the two must draw from God’s wisdom to find refuge in His perfect plan.

———————————————— Discover your own wisdom tree with the included one-month devotional.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Wisdom Tree, go HERE.

My Review:
 Jake has enough going on in his life. Being a preacher isn’t so easy and then you add to it the other things going on in his life and it is enough for anyone to run for the hills. Soon after constantly coming in contact with Carin, feelings start to develop that can’t be ignored.

 Just like Jake, we should have our “own place” of solitude that we retreat to to pray and to rest on God’s promises. I have a screened in front porch that my husband made for me. This is my favorite place on our property to “escape” to.

 The devotional is good for one month. It has an object lesson, reflection to ponder, and a prayer with each. It is simple and straight to the point. It is a wonderful way to reconnect with God. My favorite part of the book is the devotional in the back, I commend the author for writing it and placing it there. It is very encouraging and heart warming to read.

 I was able to relate to Jake myself, because he reminds me a lot of my husband. My husband has almost the same character traits as Jake, they also have in common that they are both ministers. Wisdom was a quick read that I enjoyed! I would love to read more of the authors books. It was a page turner for sure!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from CFBA.

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