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Finding Faith - B. E. Baker

Finding Faith

By B. E. Baker

  • Release Date: 2018-10-31
  • Genre: Romance
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 484 Ratings

Description

"Despite the complexities [of] this tale, Finding Faith reads like the honeymoon stage of a relationship. It's filled with laughter, an idealized reality, and an endless craving for the story to continue. Luke's and Mary's love offers a temporary euphoria that shows romance is sometimes found where it is least expected." --Publisher's Weekly

★ Like mother, like daughter? Mary sure hopes not. ★

Two decades ago, Mary's mom walked out. A few days later, her dad started drinking. He never stopped. Mary swore off alcohol. She also decided she'd never have kids, just in case she took after her parents.

A year ago, Mary's boyfriend dumped her because she didn't want to have any children.

Yesterday, for the first time in a year, Mary met someone. Someone hunky. Someone smart. Someone who made her goofy smile. Someone who sent a shiver up her spine.

Tomorrow she's going on a first date. She won't find out he's a widower with two kids for at least two more days. Can she overcome her fear and find the faith to trust someone else. . .and herself?

**Author's Note: Titles are really hard! I struggled to find a good one for this book, and I've discovered that some readers think this book is Christian fiction. It's free of bad language and adult content, but it's not religious in nature. Make your choices accordingly. 

★ Trade Reviews and Author Recommendations ★

Publisher's Weekly said, "With an opening line that is both assertive and striking, the book begins with a strong narrator who claims her own story. As Mary tells her past, she becomes vulnerable with those in her life and her readers.

Baker's dialogue has the capacity to reflect the diction of a thirty-year-old and a five-year-old, encompassing a wide range of perspectives. Amy's and Chase's imperfect sputters and continual deviance paint an authentic picture of children's behavior.

The Christmas setting nearly typecasts this book with all the novelistic qualities of a Hallmark movie. The honeyed beginning and equally passionate ending provide a childish delight that kindles the spirit of a hopeless romantic.

Despite the complexities littered throughout this tale, Finding Faith reads like the honeymoon stage of a relationship. It's filled with laughter, an idealized reality, and an endless craving for the story to continue. Luke's and Mary's love offers a temporary euphoria that shows romance is sometimes found where it is least expected." 

USA Today Bestselling author, Elana Johnson said, "Finding Faith is a heartwarming and brilliant story about love, loss, and learning what you really want." 

NYT Bestselling Author, Victorine E. Lieske said, "A fun romance! I highly enjoyed it. Bridget knows how to tug at your heartstrings. A fantastic read!" 

Reviews

  • Finding faith

    5
    By Clean romancer
    Read right through to the end. One day. Lovely characters and fantastic results for lovely people. My kind of story. Well written. Thanks.
  • Finding Faith

    5
    By MLM-5
    I loved this sweet story! The characters were great and so was the chemistry between them.
  • Finding Faith

    5
    By Mamaemerson102
    Wonderful book page turner highly recommended characters are fun and down to earth humor is good I like the children in the book I could connect with Troy and his mom Trudy Mary learning about life we all need friends like she has, don’t stop reading it is a really wonderful book
  • I loved this book

    5
    By 1 Banker
    This is one of those that made me read way too late at night & pick it right back up when I got up in the morning. I’m glad I found this author & I’ll surely buy more of her books. That’s pretty much the best thing I think anybody can say about a book, that it made me want more.
  • Great read.

    5
    By Skiplayer1
    I enjoyed reading this story. I loved reading about the children and the characters were fantastic and interesting.
  • Finding Faith

    3
    By Tiggy/Cookie
    First time reading this author, and I would read her again. This was a clean story with interesting characters and real life problems and circumstances. I stayed interested throughout the story.
  • Great book

    5
    By vegas dt
    Very easy enjoyable read
  • Finding Faith

    5
    By egganer
    Good read, I love a book with humor and kids and an HEA. Recommend this feel good book. 8/8/21
  • Love it!

    5
    By zoemegs
    An emotional ride with awesome characters and Baker’s wry sense of humor keeps these real-world disappointments from getting too depressing. I want more!
  • Start of series

    4
    By C&C 1996
    This is the third book I have listened to by this author. While I still liked this story it didn’t appeal to me as much as the other series I have started. It was a clean, sweet, feel good romance. It was a more of a Christmas romance. While the romance took place at Christmas the focus wasn’t as much on the season as it was figuring out how to move on from past hurts and change what you think you want out of life. It bothered me that she focused on how her parents were the worst parents ever. And while being abandoned by one parent and having the other one abandon you emotionally while also neglecting your physical needs would be horrible I think there are too many children in worse conditions. It also bothered me that she couldn’t recognize that by refusing to date someone with kids was her right to do it did make her somewhat selfish. Those kids already existed and just wanted someone to love them. Over all I think it was a good story. I just think it was a little long. Too much focus on her wants. She like breaks up with him so many times even though she knows he plans to move. And her friends and sister wanting her to dump him in when he was leaving in a couple weeks really irritated me. Her sister and one of her friends have kids. It’s a little weird. With that said I wouldn’t write off the story. The underlying story was worth the listen. I really liked Luke even if I wasn’t in love with Mary.

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