Friday, January 23, 2015

"A Baby Between Them" by Winnie Griggs

About the Book 

 For two months, Nora Murphy has cared for the abandoned infant she found on their Boston-bound ship. Settled now in Faith Glen, Nora tells herself she's happy. She has little Grace, and a good job as housekeeper to Sheriff Cameron Long. She doesn't need anything more—not the big family she always wanted, or Cam's love….

A traumatic childhood closed Cam off to any dreams of family life. Yet somehow his lovely housekeeper and her child have opened his heart again. When the unthinkable occurs, it will take all their faith to reach a new future together.

This book was released in June 2012
This books come from my own personal collection for review

My Review

“A Baby Between Them” by Winnie Griggs is the third and final book in the 'Irish Brides' continuous series. I stayed up past my bedtime so that I could finish this wonderful book (I finally got my hands on another book and look for that review tomorrow, that I have been waiting for) and this was just not a book that I put aside to read the one I have been waiting for. This is the book that wraps up the other books completely and totally with nothing left hanging. Mysteries solved, answers discovered, hearts healed and so much more which is why I just couldn't put this book on hold, even with this being a book I have read once before.

The last Murphy sister is finally having her story told, and what a story Nora has. Things are not smooth for this remarkable woman who has this incredible strength to do the things that are right but not easy. Nora is an independent woman who tries to make sure everything is going the way she wants them to, even to the point of doing more than maybe she should. She also has this heart for others that is so different than her sisters, but her heart combined with her determination and strength makes Nora this truly special woman, that frankly I admire. She makes decisions that honestly I am not sure I could have made or been willing to make as quickly as she did. Yes, Nora has to be my favorite Murphy sister that is for sure.

Cameron is a man who is hiding something and boy he is a stubborn about holding on to his past. Regardless of that, Cameron is a man who has remarkable honor. Somehow Cameron has this ability to help others out without being obvious or having a good enough excuse to make it sound as if others are helping him out. This is not something that easy for any author to write and make it believable but Ms. Griggs does a wonderful job with that trait and made it work beautifully.

As I said before everything is resolved with this book. Little hints that had been given throughout the series now make perfect sense, and while it has been sometime since I read the series I have to say that I forgot some of the smaller little hints which made this book so wonderful. Things that seemed so obvious were no longer so obvious and tears were leaking out as everything fell into place. Truly this is a story that held my attention from the get go and really hated having to put the book down in order to deal with things that life threw my way this week.

I hope all who read this book and entire series enjoy it as much as I did both times I have read them.

Other "Irish Brides" Books

  The Wedding Journal
Mistaken Bride
A Baby Between Them