Margaret Daley and Love Inspired had given readers a wonderful and heartwarming inspirational novel in "The Nanny's New Family". I think even the cover is heartwarming. Don't you think?
Annie is a professional nanny with scars in her past that has burdened her heart and mind since she was 15. Ian, a doctor with four children, ranging from ages 5 through 10 is struggling to care for them since the death of his wife two years ago, and then his aunt (who was caring for the kids) 6 months ago. God brought these two struggling souls together, will they be able to help each other or further drive the pain deeper? When one of Ian's child, Jeremy is diagnosed with a medical condition, a service dog was acquired to help. I find this part of the story extremely informative, for someone like me who doesn't know too much of what entails a 'service dog'. I've seen them around for the blind, but I didn't know service dogs are also used for a variety of medical conditions.
With Jeremy's condition, and the experiences of the other children, Annie's struggles with her past and guilt (unnecessary as it is). Will she be the example she wish to be for the children and learn to find forgiveness for herself? Will she finally figured out that the only forgiveness she needs to find is hers? I think this is a great story for all, not only for the romance part, but also the family dynamics and informational aspect. I think I've learn a few tips in terms of how to relate to kids, especially in a big family, and of course the bit about service dogs. Ultimately, the theme of forgiveness radiates throughout the book, giving it life beyond the words of the page. Thank you Ms. Daley for a wonderful story.
NOTE: I won a copy of this book from the author, through a Soul Inspirationz sweepstakes. A review was not required.
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