What Makes a Home is the third book in the Everyday Love series, however, it can definitely be read as a stand alone novel.
I enjoyed this book so much! The two main characters, Jobie and Caleb, both finished the story as very different people than when the book started out. When the book began, Jobie was not a Christian and lived life in the moment, doing what felt good at the time. She had no problem hooking up with guys and moving from one man to the next.
Caleb was stuck in a rut. When things didn’t work out like he thought they would in his personal life and he realized that his job wasn’t bringing him joy, he decided to take on a home renovation project to give him something worthwhile to pour his energy into. Caleb was a Christian who had stepped away from truly worshiping the Lord and didn’t even go to church anymore.
Jobie and Caleb both ended up discovering the power of living for Christ, while also developing a friendship that they each wished could turn into more. I loved the chemistry between these two characters and the way Caleb worked to show Jobie how he felt. This was such a great book and I plan to re-read it in the future.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
An artist who’s never truly known home. A bored computer guy with a fixer-upper. While opposites attract, too much stands in the way. Will they ever figure out what truly makes a home?
Jobie Everett is building a life around teaching art to senior citizens, a boutique job to fund her passion, living green(ish), social media, and wild pursuits that inspire her Muse. When her roommate introduces her to a God who personifies Love like she’s never known, she begins to see the shallowness of her life and searches for greater meaning.
Surely there’s more for Caleb March’s lackluster life than work and his computer hobbies. Desperate for change, he buys a run-down house near an old friend and her pretty roommate. Ready for more than “just friends,” Caleb will first have to reconnect with a God he’s been ignoring for too long.
As Caleb and Jobie bond over renovations, a new development forever changes her and pulls the rug out from under him. Jobie needs a godly man who will support and pursue her. Caleb must break himself free of the friend zone and become the man she needs in order to finally give her heart a home.
The Everyday Love Series is a contemporary romance series set in Albuquerque, featuring ordinary people in lifelike stories that inspire, uplift, and share hope. Stories in which a very real God shows Himself in everyday ways to carry His people through any circumstance.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jaycee Weaver lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with her amazing husband, three daughters, a crazy shih-tzu, and a dwarf rabbit. When she’s not writing, she’s probably in hot pursuit of her 90 million other hobbies or shuttling the kids around. Jaycee loves to read books in multiple genres, drink too much coffee (honestly, when are they going to make the coffee IV a real thing?!), sing, take landscape and floral photos, sew, cook, bake, and craft just about anything (can we say Pinterest?). She considers herself a recovering perfectionist and sometimes hot mess. She does her best to live her faith in action, being open, honest, and real and letting God be Lord over the good, the bad, and the ugly even when it’s hard.