Lauren Bailey may be a romantic at heart, but after a decade of matchmaking schemes gone wrong, there’s only one match she’s committed to now–the one that will make her a mother. Lauren is a dedicated first grade teacher in Idaho, and her love for children has led her to the path of international adoption. To satisfy her adoption agency’s requirements, she gladly agreed to remain single for the foreseeable future; however, just as her long wait comes to an end, Lauren is blindsided by a complication she never saw coming: Joshua Avery.
Joshua may be a substitute teacher by day, but Lauren finds his passion for creating educational technology as fascinating as his antics in the classroom. Though she does her best to downplay the undeniable connection between them, his relentless pursuit of her heart puts her commitment to stay unattached to the test and causes her once-firm conviction to waver.
With an impossible decision looming, Lauren might very well find herself choosing between the two deepest desires of her heart . . . even if saying yes to one means letting go of the other.
Before I Called You Mine by Nicole Deese is a heartfelt novel. I was immediately taken in by the beautifully woven story. A story of love, sacrifices, and choices. A young woman wants to be a mother is set on her journey when something unseen enters her life. A man who tugs at her heart just as much as her calling to be a mom. Irresistible, charming, and well-written, Before I Called You Mine is a read that stays with me even after I finished reading it. It’s message is strong as the characters. I love the heroine and the hero. Together they make it impossible to put the book down. Love is powerful and strong and so is God’s will. This book steals my heart and soul. Nicole Deese knows how to entertain readers like me.