If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I absolutely refuse to tell a lie no matter the consequences. So don’t ask me a direct question unless you’re prepared for a direct answer—that’s something my SoCal sewing girlfriends have learned the hard way.
But who would have thought my honesty policy would get me fired from my job at the preschool? Or that a desperate—and not to mention devastatingly handsome—single father of one of my (now-former) students would hire me that same day as a nanny for his daughter?
I’m an education professional. How hard can taking care of a four-year-old and her over-stressed, over-worked father be?
Molly Osbourne has to leave her job as a Montessori preschool teacher. As luck, or divine intervention, would have it, the father of one of her preschool students is looking for a nanny for his four-year old daughter! Ben and Molly are drawn to each other from the start! He hires her to take care of his daughter part time even though she is studying for her online college classes! But, his daughter, Chloe, isn’t the only one who needs some love! This nanny arrangement leads to some really funny scenes as Molly, Ben, and Chloe’s lives become bound together with the daily service she provides!
“Is that along the lines of saying chocolate comes from cocoa, which comes from a tree and is therefore a plant, and if it’s a plant then chocolate is a salad?”
I choked on an almond at the back of my throat and covered my mouth with the palm of my hand. Miss Osbourne grinned at me, and I found myself returning her smile. “Not exactly.”
She shrugged. “It was worth a shot.”
I really loved the funny way Molly elaborates in her mind the way I or anyone would about ridiculous situations! She really cannot sing! The sewing jokes told by Molly’s club were hilarious!
One of her most enduring traits is her honesty!
Molly’s family consists of just her father and mother! They both served in the army!
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It reminded me of when my own dad was in the army and we lived overseas in Germany! I especially remember Christmases there. Once I was old enough to realize Santa was not real, I asked my mom about why they told us there was a Santa Claus. She reminded me that they had never told us kids that there was a Santa and the Christmas presents only had our names on them–they never said from Santa. I remember feeling relieved that I could trust my parents to always tell me the truth! I try to carry on the same tradition!
I don’t like how Molly’s mother questions her. It feels off like I want to defend Molly. It is a little strange that her mother seems so tender at one point when that seems out of character based on the description of her character previously and the uptight way she raised Molly. I loved this a lot that their relationship seemed to heal on both sides though!
Mortification, how cruel is your company.
Mom’s with little kids, or who once had little kids, will find Molly’s interactions with toddler Chloe in this book sound really familiar! These scenes really made me smile as I reminisced about fun times with my own toddlers! Get a copy and read this delightfully sweet romance!
I received a free copy of this book. All opinions are completely my own.
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About the Author
A Carol award finalist and Selah award winner, Sarah Monzon is a stay-at-home mom who makes up imaginary friends to have adult conversations with (otherwise known as writing novels). As a navy chaplain’s wife, she resides wherever the military happens to station her family and enjoys exploring the beauty of the world around her.
Okay, now that the formal introductions are out of the way I can really tell you about myself. Like most writers, I hear voices, a.k.a my characters, and can’t get those voices out of my head until I write down their story (which they tell to me…I have no control whatsoever). Think I’m a bit crazy? That’s okay. My husband thinks so too and he still loves me.
My family is my life and I am 100% devoted to them.
I’m socially awkward and canNOT small talk for the life of me. Which, one would think, authors should be good at since we sit and make up dialogue all day. Sigh. I wish that were the case. Thankfully my husband and kids can both talk up a storm so I normally just hide behind them and smile. (This was said in fair warning in case we meet in person)
And because I’ve admitted I can’t carry on a conversation, if there is anything else you want to know about me, just send me a message! Can’t wait to hear from you. =)