Book Review: Her Texas Family by Jill Lynn

May 17, 2016 Christian, contemporary, Jill Lynn Buteyn, romance 8

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Moving to a small Texas town, Lucy Grayson is looking to live life on her own terms. When she agrees to take a job in Doctor Graham Redmond’s office, the two instantly clash.

The same can’t be said for the widower’s daughter. They quickly form a bond when Lucy begins teaching the little girl to dance. Graham soon realizes how good Lucy is for his daughter—and for him.

Yet his late wife’s parents don’t agree. Their ultimatum to choose between them or Lucy fills Graham with despair. He can’t let his daughter lose her grandparents…but he also can’t lose the woman who could complete their family.

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GENRE: Contemporary Romance, Christian
PUBLISHER: Love Inspired
RELEASE DATE: April 19, 2016
PAGES: 224

my thoughts

So… I’m pretty sure I could happily read an entire series (say, 20 or so volumes?) of life with Graham and Lucy and never stop grinning in delight. (I’m really not kidding, Jill – can I order at least two or three more books that pick up with them right after this one ends? Pretty please?!?) Their chemistry is just breath-stealing and grin-inducing and fan-requiring and heart-clenching.

And then you add Mattie to the mix? Heart. Melted. Yep, I was a complete goner.

Lucy is a hoot. Mattie is adorable. And Graham? *dreamy sigh* He’s a serious single dad who feels deeply and loves deeply and misses his little girl when they’re apart (I melt) and looks equally great in a tux or in jeans & a casual shirt.  So – basically, keep that fainting couch nearby while reading Her Texas Family.  And be prepared for people to ask you what’s up with that sappy grin on your face too.  (Not that I know this from experience or anything… just hypothesizing. lol.)

This delightful story is infused with lots of wit and lots of THE FEELS at the same time. I loved this juxtaposition, and I loved how Jill Lynn wove it all together seamlessly. The characters (as I’ve already touched on) seem so real you might look for them in the grocery store or church, just to say hi and catch up. (Because as I’ve also already stated, I NEED MORE!)

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Her Texas Family quoteOh… and the kisses.  I can’t forget to mention the kisses.  There are some GOOD kisses in here.  Fueled by some emotion-battling and do-the-right-thing-inner-struggle and hoarse-voiced-pleas-for-her-to-get-out-of-the-car-before-he-kissed-her.  GOOD kisses.

Bottom Line: Warmth lingers on every word of this story! The romance will steal your breath, and the characters will steal your heart. Jill Lynn’s writing is a beautiful dance of wit, charm, and heart; combined with the vivid personalities in Her Texas Family, her latest offering is just what the doctor ordered! The perfect choice for a weekend read. You won’t be able to stop smiling (except maybe for those times when you’re swooning or trying to breathe around the lump in your throat). This is one of my favorite Love Inspired non-Amish contemporaries so far, and I’m looking forward to more books set in this universe!

(I received a copy of this book in exchange for only my honest review.)

My Rating: 5 stars / LOVED it!

KissingBook Level: 4 / keep those fans and fainting couches handy!

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**It’s only available on paperback through the month of May – don’t wait!**

about the author

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Jill Lynn Buteyn is a co-author of Just Show Up with Kara Tippetts, and an author of inspirational romance (as Jill Lynn). Her latest release, Her Texas Family, is in stores now. Jill lives near the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her husband and two children. She’s a fan of laughter, thrift stores, boots and chocolate.

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What about you? What do you love about the “falling in love with the single dad” trope?

Carrie

8 Responses to “Book Review: Her Texas Family by Jill Lynn”

  1. Annie JC

    O yes!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this! How could you not? Between vibrant Lucy, sweet Mattie and o so serious Graham, you can’t but love them….

  2. DeAnna Dodson

    AAAARGH!! I don’t have room for more books! DO YOU HEAR ME, CARRIE!! I DON’T HAVE ROOM!!

    Okay. I’m getting this one.

    😛

    • Carrie

      LOL LOL I don’t have room (or time) for more books either but that hasn’t stopped me yet 😀

  3. Winnie Thomas

    I loved this book, too! I need my own Lucy around to help me be more spontaneous! And Carrie, can I hire you to write my reviews? You do such a fantastic job! I know I’ve told you before, but you really should be writing your own books. You have a way with words. You might have to change your blog to “Reading and Writing are my Superpowers”!

    • Carrie

      HA! Thank you, dear Winnie. But Writing will never be my superpower LOL. Maybe just a minion power or something 🙂

  4. Elizabeth

    Thanks to your review, now I want to read this, too!!