A light Christian romance with believable characters and events. No formulaic deep-dark-secrets-from-the-past to break up the characters' budding romance. The author acknowledges the help of her daughter, a special education teacher, with the details of special education and children's behavior. In that way the book far surpassed what I read (the first half) of Gail Gaymer Martin's The Christmas Kite, which was 100% unrealistic and really annoyed me.
After years apart, James "J.D" Sullivan had been reunited with his son only to find that single parenthood was harder than he thought. He turned to his long-lost faith, looking for guidance - and found the answer to all his prayers with a blue-eyed schoolteacher named Alexis Richmond.
Falling love was not in her lesson plan, but Alexis Richmond knew she'd lost her heart the moment James Sullivan walked through her classroom door with his nine-year-old son. But would their new-found love be strong enough to overcome the past and give Alexis the family she's always longed for?