Review: A Family to Call Ours by Merrillee Whren

A Family to Call OursA Family to Call Ours is a great addition to the Front Porch Promises series. Just like the two prior books in the series, this novel can stand alone for those who have not read the entire series.

I really enjoyed this contemporary Christian tale. Tara and Caleb were very likable. They both carried hurts from the past that made them hesitant to fully trust their hearts. Hailey, Tara’s daughter, was an important part of this book, as well. Her character was very realistic and added to the warm feeling in the novel. A Family to Call Ours highlighted the importance of forgiveness and of letting go of anger. The emotional journeys that both Caleb and Tara took throughout the story were insightful and the romance woven through the pages was sweet.

(4.5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinons are my own.


A Family to Call OursYoung widow Tara Madsen has spent the last couple of years dealing with her daughter Hailey’s battle with cancer. A new job means the opportunity to give Hailey the best Christmas ever, but the arrival of Caleb Fitzpatrick, her employers’ son, puts that goal in jeopardy.

Caleb returns to his small Massachusetts hometown with one mission—to make sure another charlatan doesn’t take advantage of his parents and their generosity. When he meets Tara, the new office manager at the family business, he is immediately on guard. A pretty blonde fooled him once before, and he will make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Will Tara’s loving and giving nature soften Caleb’s heart and help him learn to trust and love again?

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Merrillee Whren is an award-winning and USA Today bestselling author who writes Christian romance. She is the winner of the 2003 Golden Heart Award for best inspirational romance manuscript presented by Romance Writers of America. She has also been the recipient of the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award and the Maggie Award. She is married and has two grown daughters. She has lived in Cincinnati, Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Chicago and Florida. She now makes her home in the Arizona desert. When she’s not writing, she spends her free time playing tennis or walking while she plots her novels.

You can connect with Merrillee on her website, blog, Facebook and Goodreads.


About Brittany

I am a homeschooling mother of four children. I am an avid reader and have been for as long as I can remember. I truly enjoy reading and reviewing books I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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