True, Annalee’s crime amounted to very little, but not in terms of community service hours. Her probation officer encouraged her with a promise of an easy job in an air conditioned downtown environment. She didn’t expect her role to be little better than a janitor at an after-school day care in the worst area of town. Through laughter and a few tears, Annalee finds out that some lessons are learned the hard way, and some seep into the soul unnoticed. Carlton Whelen hides behind the nickname of CJ so people won’t treat him like the wealthy son of the Whelen Foundation director. Working at the foundations after-school program delights him and annoys his business-oriented father. When a gorgeous prima donna is assigned to his team, he not only cringes at her mistakes, but also has to avoid the attraction that builds from the first time he sees her.
I enjoyed this book very much. It was a cute story. I thought the interactions between the characters were well written and authentic. I liked most of the characters but the one that stood out to me was Annalee’s dad. He was supportive and there for her. The story is set around an after school program for kids. I think it described what an afterschool program is like and how hard it is sometimes to get funding for the program. This story really brings out how important it is for kids and for parents. Marji Laine weaved the gospel into conversation in a realistic way. It was a message of hope, Christ’s salvation and second chances. The message flowed well with the story and didn’t take away from the plot.
I received this book from the publisher to read and give my honest opinion.
I recommend this book to my family and friends.
Purchase your copy here: Amazon
About the Author:
Marji Laine has completed seventeen years of homeschooling with the surreal notion that she’ll now have time on her hands. But that’s unlikely. Her publishing company, Write Integrity Press, keeps her extremely busy. In her spare time, she teaches a high school and college Bible Study, leads a Sunday morning high school fellowship group, directs a children’s choir, and sings in her church’s adult choir. She enjoys road trips with her family and friends, photography, scrapbooking, and participating in musical theater. Her favorite past time is game night with her family and her kids’ extended collection of friends.
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