After firefighter Rainn Harris rescues Geneva Carson from being stuck in a tree, she feels she owes him. Helping to care for his autistic niece comes easy, but her attraction to Rainn is a different story. Being drawn to a man twelve years her junior wreaks internal havoc as Geneva attempts to balance responsibility and personal fulfillment. And the prospect of becoming a middle-aged mom to a special-needs child sends Geneva into a tailspin of conflicting emotions. As the custodial parent for his young niece, Rainn is determined to be a better parent than his absentee sister. When Geneva agrees to help care for Mia, Rainn is overjoyed. He admires Geneva's compassion and enthusiasm for life, and expects she'll be a positive influence on Mia. What he doesn't expect is to fall in love with the beautiful and vital woman. But Geneva's hung up on their age difference, and he must convince her of his sincerity before they will ever have a chance at happiness together. As tension threatens to pull them apart, both must learn to rely on the Lord to direct their futures—whether that means two lives joined or paths in opposite directions.
|Publisher:||Pelican Book Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.53(d)|
About the Author
A lifelong Nebraskan, LoRee Peery has lived all but 11 years of her life in the country, where she feels grounded in her sense of place. She and her husband have five children and 11 grandchildren. She enjoys creativity in the many forms it takes, and loves color, especially the colors of autumn. LoRee clings to the word overcomer and the knowledge she has victory in Jesus. When she considers being set apart as a child of God, she is humbled. She feels closest to the Lord when she worships through singing. And one thing she's sure of: "Jesus loves me, this I know. And He will never let me go."
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A wonderfully-written romance for the ages...all ages. Ms. Peery is a gifted writer, as shown by this book.
Rainn on my Parade was a wonderful read. Well paced and well written. I loved the romance between Rainn and Geneva and the fact she was so much older than he. The story reminded me a lot of Lavyrle Spencer's Family Blessings where a similar plot occurred, but yet, Rainn on my Parade held its own qualities to set it apart. Most especially the characters' love of God. I'm looking forward to more by Loree Peery.
This sweet romance story begins with Geneva Carson getting rescued from being stuck in a tree. Handsome firefighter Rainn Harris rescues her. She is grateful for his assistance and wants to help him, but caring for his autistic niece, Mia was not what she bargained for. Geneva's daughter, Moselle (from the first book, Moselle's Insurance-Book One in the Frivolities Series) is planning her wedding, while Geneva is trying to run her business, Frivolities. Falling in love was not something on her agenda. Rainn is the custodial parent to his niece and he never expected to fall in love and gain a daughter all at the same time. There is one problem-Rainn is twelve years younger than Geneva and she is not excited about starting a relationship with a younger man. Will love win out as they rely on the Lord for guidance? I did not read the first book in this series but that did not detract from fully enjoying Rainn on my Parade. Now that I read Rainn and Geneva's story, I am looking forward to reading about Moselle and Eric and LoRee's third book in this Frivolities Series, Sage and Sweetgrass. From the moment I first met Geneva and Rainn; their romantic tension sizzled across the pages in a way that showed their intense attraction, but also their desire to remain pure. I can't remember the last time I read a Christian romance novel where the love between the two main characters sizzled so much. It was refreshing to read about such real and down to earth characters, yet be so captivated by their love story. The secondary characters in this book were well crafted and I enjoyed reading about them, but every time Geneva and Rainn came back into the picture, they commanded my attention. Ms. Peery's ability to create such a romantic storyline in the midst of a real life, engaging setting, has truly set the bar for future books that I read. I will definitely be reading more of her books!
I loved every word of this inspirational romance. Rainn and Geneva's characters were amazing. Their struggle to find peace with one another had me giggling, crying and praying that it would all work out. This book took a lot of courage to write. Not only is there the romantic struggle between the hero and heroine, we get a unique inside look at raising a child with a disability. Mia, the child in question, was also very lovable. I just wanted to reach into the pages and give her a big hug! The primary characters and secondary characters were award wining. The terrific plot that pulled daily aggravations, aging, sickness, disability and family matters all together was beyond my wildest imaginations. The skill it took to make the story seem so real and inspirational I can barely begin to fathom. Spoiler Alert! When Mia, the autistic six year old, finally managed to catch the cat, I wanted to jump for joy. That particular section of the book was so sweet. I loved how Geneva and Mia formed an almost instant bond although Geneva was unsure of herself. Her worries had me asking would I feel the same way if I was put in her shoes. I loved how Rainn was caring and supportive he was for his niece and the fact he gave something to Geneva that she never experienced from a man - love.