A Family Arrangement by Gabrielle Meyer

"Life is all about risks. Love is simply one of them." (111)

Title:  A Family Arrangement
Collection: Little Falls Legacy, Book 1
Author: Gabrielle Meyer
Publisher:  Love Inspired Historical
Release Date:  December 6, 2016
Genre: Inspirational Historical Fiction

Makeshift Family 

Abram Cooper has ten months to turn rough Minnesota country into a vibrant town, or his sister-in-law will take his three sons back to Iowa with his blessing. Until then, Charlotte Lee has agreed to keep house and help raise his children as part of their bargain. But can the single father fulfill Charlotte's requirements in time to make sure that she and his boys don't leave—and take his heart with them?

Charlotte is convinced that the wilderness is no place to raise her nephews. But as she watches the community slowly develop, she sees that Abram just might be able to make it blossom. With three little matchmakers bringing her and Abram together, Little Falls could become not just a flourishing town, but the perfect home for their patchwork family.

A Family Arrangement by Gabrielle Meyer is a sweet story about a makeshift family needing more than anything to be a family. Come December 6th, this story is available for purchase, and if you are looking for a story about coming together as a family for Christmas, this is one to get. Both Abram and Charlotte have one thing in common - the lost of their most beloved person in their lives. For Abram, it is his wife, and the mother of his three boys. For Charlotte, her sister, the only relative she has left, and Abram's wife. Now she has her nephews to think of. Can Abram and Charlotte come to an agreement on how to give the best for these three precious ones, or will self desires break this family once again?

I really enjoyed how the author brought together two lost souls and together, allow them to give a resemblance of a family to three little boys that have lost their mother. When past prejudices prevent Abram and Charlotte to come to a consensus, it is their mutual love for the boys that allows them to try a different type of arrangement. There's more than a love a story, or a story of marriage of convenience, or a story of kids needing a mother. There's history one can enjoy about how a town is started. How the dream of one man can build a town and make it thrive. It's also how the support of the woman in a man's life that allowed the dreams to come to fruition. A story of dreams, of love and of risks. Are you willing to risk as Charlotte and Abram have in A Family Arrangement?

NOTE:  I received a complimentary copy of this book for an honest review.  All opinions expressed are my own. For my review policy, please see my Disclosure page.



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Gabrielle Meyer lives in central Minnesota on the banks of the Mississippi River with her husband and four children. As an employee of the Minnesota Historical Society, she fell in love with the rich history of her state and enjoys writing fictional stories inspired by real people and events. Gabrielle can be found on her website gabriellemeyer.com where she writes about her passion for history, Minnesota, and her faith.

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  1. Hopefully I'll get to read and review this one.

  2. I'm looking forward to reading this second published book by Gabrielle.

  3. This is such a great review! I've added it to my wishlist.

  4. Excellent review, Annie! I loved this story too.


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