Malaika Arora Khan. From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another.
The warmth and joy of Christmas, brings us closer to each other. Emily Matthews.
Christmas is a holiday that we celebrate not as individuals nor as a nation, but as a human family. Ronald Reagan. Christmas is the day that holds all time together. Alexander Smith. Time was with most of us, when Christmas Day, encircling all our limited world like a magic ring, left nothing out for us to miss or seek; bound together all our home enjoyments, affections, and hopes; grouped everything and everyone round the Christ.
Charles Dickens. Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home! A big Aussie hello friend. Welcome to Pursuits of God. Together, we navigate parenting three children.
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This blog began as a way of sharing and reflecting on my journey with Jesus. I felt left out. God longs and invites us in to read his word, pull it apart, question it and grow in our understanding of it and the God who wrote it. From these humble beginnings, Pursuits of God began. It is still a humble little blog, a place of safe questioning and learning.
It is my hope and prayer that through my journalling, you would come to discover the beauty of our gracious and loving Saviour Jesus and come to treasure His Word. Aug 25, Encouragement. Over the past months and years, morality has been on the cultural menu and as Christians we have served up a good dose of guilt without much gospel. Recently, as a young lady I know came to meet Jesus, I sat and chatted through the questions she had about her newly Feb 20, Reviews.
This was originally published at The Gospel Coalition Australia. Oct 7, Reviews. But it is so hard for a single woman to adopt. She thought her dreams were about to come true but yet again she is denied because the person giving the child up will only allow a two parent household to adopt the child. He pro Emilie and her aunt live in a huge house and have plenty of money. Nick and Emilie meet when he tows her car. She soon learns that he is the man offering the little girl for adoption. When she finds out they need a place to stay over the holidays she invites them to stay with her.
She hopes to convince him she is the perfect person to adopt his niece and his nephew as well. Neither of them expected what happened next. She just was so afraid to open herself up to that kind of pain again. She knew she could make a good home for a child on her own and that was what she planned to do. It was so easy to connect with these characters.
It unfolds at a perfect pace with the expected misunderstandings and drama but there is humor and more depth than usually found in romance novel today. She is a very special teacher. If you are looking for a book to curl up with this holiday season this is one I highly recommend! Dec 19, Henry Simpson rated it it was amazing. Emilie Ferrier is an affluent, thirtyish single woman who lives with her eccentric aunt in a mansion in a small town named after a prominent family member.
Emilie's Christmas Love book. Read 37 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. It's Christmas time in Ferrier's Mountain, North Carolina. Emilie's Christmas Love - Kindle edition by Joyce Lavene, James Lavene. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
She is attractive and lonely, but wary of men. Married once to a fortune hunter she soon divorced.
She teaches school to keep busy and have a purpose in life. She seeks to adopt a child, but is rebuffed. A survivor, she turns her attention to work, where she undertakes to help a troubled boy recover from the death of his parents. Soon she mee Emilie Ferrier is an affluent, thirtyish single woman who lives with her eccentric aunt in a mansion in a small town named after a prominent family member.
Soon she meets his guardian, a handsome newcomer to town named Nick who owns and operates a auto repair and towing business. Turns out he is guardian to his nephew and niece and seeking to find a suitable couple to adopt. Sparks fly between Emilie and Nick at first, but it is not easy going in the romance department. He wants his independence, and she wants his kids. What more can one say? All these characters are likeable. Other elements in the novel: Christmastime, a device called a "lover's arm chair," a moonflower, love talk, misunderstandings, a blizzard, a lost child, and much much more than one usually finds in a romance.
Dec 10, Jadzia rated it it was ok Shelves: free-on-kindle , christmas , children. There was one rich woman who couldn't have children, so she wanted to adopt one. But there were problems with that, the latest - the guardian of the child wanted her adopted to a family with both mother and father.
Then she meets a man who is aguardian of one of her pupils, and it turns out, also the one who denied her the latest adoption - his little niece. The three ends up in her house for Christmas and she's determined to show she can be marvelous single mother, but she doesn't tell him her There was one rich woman who couldn't have children, so she wanted to adopt one. The three ends up in her house for Christmas and she's determined to show she can be marvelous single mother, but she doesn't tell him her purpose.
The story was dull, there's no other way to put it. No much more to say about. She had many insecurities because she was limping and had a bad marriage experience from ten years earlier. The book had some mistakes - first she tells him she's barren, but then at the end she tells him as if she did't tell him earlier.
The ending was also, well I like a good conflict, but it was not good. Oct 25, Dharia Scarab rated it liked it Shelves: the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-revie , kindle.
Ok romance novel, read it more for the authors than the genre. Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future. This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.
This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find ano Ok romance novel, read it more for the authors than the genre. This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up. I loved this book! It had earned a permanent home in my collection and I'll be picking up the rest of the series and other books from the author ASAP. Dec 04, Willa Jemhart rated it really liked it.
Emilie's Christmas Love is a contemporary romance about a wealthy woman who has completely given up on love. Her one and only want in life is to adopt a child.
I would love one! Many joined her in celebrating their single-hood in the replies with messages of solidarity, such as:. Thank goodness because I really needed an excuse to buy those adorable house stocking hangers. Francis Garcia and Sal Basille are showing off a zesty pizza recipe straight out of Sicily! As Katie spends time in the castle and with the king, she and Alex begin to develop feelings for each other and ultimately fall in love. Sign Out. Soon, Noelle finds herself revisiting Christmases past, present, and future as she must work with her new neighbor, a handsome, Christmas-loving firefighter, to plan the annual Christmas Charity Gala.
Being without a husband means the odds of adopting are stacked against her. Because of her love of children she is a teacher. When she learns that the baby sister of one of her students is up for adoption, she makes it her mission to do whatever it takes to show the child's guardian that she is more than fit to be a single mother, but wit Emilie's Christmas Love is a contemporary romance about a wealthy woman who has completely given up on love. When she learns that the baby sister of one of her students is up for adoption, she makes it her mission to do whatever it takes to show the child's guardian that she is more than fit to be a single mother, but without telling him she is interested in adopting the girl.
This is a heart-warming story. The characters are likable I especially loved the eccentric aunt! An easy read. I enjoyed it! Dec 13, Stacey rated it liked it. I found the story quite slow to begin with and it wasn't until around two-thirds of the way in that I started to get into it more as it kind of dragged on and it was only then that it really started to become about Christmas.
When they eventually did though, it was sensually written and you could feel the passion I found the story quite slow to begin with and it wasn't until around two-thirds of the way in that I started to get into it more as it kind of dragged on and it was only then that it really started to become about Christmas. When they eventually did though, it was sensually written and you could feel the passion between them. The ending was as I expected it to be, though something happened before it which I didn't see coming but it did put a dampener on Emilie's plans which were going well up until then.
An easy read for a cold winter day. Dec 11, Catherine Astolfo rated it it was amazing. The descriptions and the dialogue are superb.
The characters are realistic, sympathetic, and likeable. The inclusion of a couple of adorable kids tugs at your heartstrings. There are great moments of grief, sorrow, joy, and laughter, mixed together and well paced.