Monday, February 16, 2015

CFBA - Wisdom Tree by Mary Manners

This week, the

is introducing

White Rose Publishing (September 19, 2012)



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 Thoughts:

Wisdom Tree proved to be more than what I had anticipated when I selected it to read and review. I had never read anything by Mary Manners before and to be honest, I had never heard her name before. I am so glad that I chose to read Wisdom Tree as it was an excellent read.

The male lead, Jake Samuels is the local pastor who, after the death of both his parents, becomes the guardian of his much younger brother, Corey. Corey in having a hard time dealing with the death of his parents and lashes out in school. Corey's teacher, Carin O'Malley, reaches out to Jake in the hope of helping Corey through whatever is bothering him. From Jake and Carin's first meeting until the last page of the book the sparks fly. 

Ms. Manners did a phenomenal job in creating believable, lifelike characters that were in pain and in the need of healing. She takes the reader through a healing process where there is hope and much prayer. Was she successful in healing her characters? You'll have to read the book to find out.

I would like to say that the words on the pages of Wisdom Tree were far more than mere words. The book was poetic in it's substance and dialogue. Well done, Ms. Manners!

On a 5-Star Scale = 4 1/2 stars!!!!

I would highly recommend Wisdom Tree to anyone who enjoys a good contemporary book.

I would like to thank Christian Fiction Blog Alliance and White Rose Publishing for my review copy of Wisdom Tree. I received my copy for free in order to read it and give my honest review, which I have done.

Smiles & Blessings,

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