In the space of a minute, Nick Brennan learns he has a nine-year-old daughterand that she desperately needs his help. All this time, his high school sweetheart, single mother Josie Peretti, thought he knew about their child. And that he just didn't care. About the ill little girlor Josie, the woman he's never forgotten. But Nick made a long-ago promise never to forsake his family the way his father did. A promise he vows to make good on now if only Josie will bless him with a second chance.
|Series:||Love Inspired Series|
|Product dimensions:||4.00(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Lisa Jordan has been writing for over a decade, taking a hiatus to earn her degree in early childhood education. By day, she operates an in-home family childcare business. By night, she writes contemporary Christian romances. Being a wife to her real-life hero and mother to two young adult men overflow her cup of blessings. In her spare time, she loves reading, knitting, and hanging out with family and friends. Learn more about her at www.lisajordanbooks.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Sweet and heartfelt! This was a sweet and heartfelt story. Josie and Nick were high school sweethearts but their relationship ended after Nick left for college and she was a junior in high school. Flash forward 9 years, Josie own her own bakery and is trying to save her daughter Hannah's life, who has cancer. She seeks out Nick hoping he is a match even though he has not once asked about Hannah nor assisted her financially. Well, not a surprise, but rather a romance trope, Nick didn't know about Hannah. Though Josie had sough Nick out when she first found out, his mother refused to provide her with his mailing address and assured her that she would let Nick know. Unfortunately, Nick's mom never told him and she died 8 years ago in a car accident that left his brother mentally disabled and he was the one driving. Needless to say, there's a lot of bantering between Nick and Josie and of course Josie trying to protect her daughter. Nick wants to be there for Hannah as her Dad and realizes he still loves Josie. Each much move forward and leave the past behind them and this is part of that journey. A simple and fast read with a sweet story.
He jumped over the log into battle(resault 10).
4 STARS Lakeside Family has a mother's worst nightmare, Her nine year old daughter has cancer. Her remission is over and now needs a bonemarrow transplant. So far cant find a match. Josie Peretti has been a single mother since her Junior year in high school. Now she has to find Hannah's father to see if he is a match. She has not seen him since he left for collage and broke up with her. Not a word about his daughter or gift for 9 year old Hannah. Nick Brennan did not recongize Josie when he saw her again for a few minutes. He was glad to see her. He was in a hurry to get to a meetimg but he did promise to call her when he was done. Instead of calling he came to her work since the address was on the card she left. Nick was sorry to hear that she had a daughter who had cancer. He wanted to know how that made her want to seek out him. Josie could not believe how he could not see why she needed him again. She said because he was a father and might be a match Nick was surprised and angry she kept that from him for 9 years. Josie had not kept it a secret. She went to Nick's mother and asked for his address at school. His mother would not give it to her but agreed to tell him. Nick had no idea and is mother died 8 years ago from an car accident. He was driving and blames himself for ruining his family. Nick wants to be active father to Hannah. He taught collage two hours from them and Had to move his brother to a group home in that city after his old one needed to close. Nick might lose his jub because he did not marry and had a nine year old daughter (hich I don't think its right that he lose a job because he found out he has a nine year old who is fighting cancer. I don't believe its right to have to have sex without marriage, but he is trying now that he knows to do whats right) Isn't funny how we can be so envolved in a story that we want to say something to a character or that makes you cry or laugh. Lakeside Family got me envolved in the story. I wanted things to work out for everyone. Quick read, no sex scenes or swearing. I will read more from Lisa Jordan in the future. I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley. 07/31/2012 PUB Harlequin imprint Harlequin Love Inspired
Lakeside Family by Lisa Jordan ISBN: 9780373877621 Josie has contacted Nick Breman requesting he get a blood test to maybe help Hannah. She had a one night stand with Nick the night her mom was buried, and he left shortly after for college. Josie had contacted his mother and told her she was pregnant and he was not told. 10 years later he's been informed and he wants to help out, his solution is for Josie to marry him. That will take care of the financial and medical problems for them. Very detailed descriptions for every sense make this a truly enjoyable read. Josie owns her own bakery shop and she has a helper who bakes. Her grandfather lives in her house and is able to watch out for Hannah. Nick has to take care of making sure his disabled brother gets into a new group home as circumstances have changed in his care. With health and money issues and building problems she is about to lose the business. She does have good family support for her decisions. She finds out in time who paid the mortgage for the next 3 months. Nick is going through job problems and because of his new family situation he may have to go elsewhere for work and closer to where his brother lives. He's hiding a lot of old secrets that he knows he will have to tell Josie about very soon.