Laura Chapman wants to go to college. That doesn’t seem too much to ask. But her daughter doesn’t want to be in the same class, and her son is acting out in school. Nothing has been easy since Laura’s husband died three years ago, but if she can’t get her old life back, it’s time to make a new one.
Only one class has her terrified: American History with Andrew Dougherty, who has a rep for being a unreasonably difficult professor. Laura crashes into someone in the hall, and the man asks her about the class when helping her pick up the textbooks that went flying. She confesses it’s the instructor she fears, not the class. Little does she know it was Dougherty she ran into until the first class. They lock eyes. He has it in for her from the word go.
Yes, this is a romance novel. You’ll have to read it to see how deftly the author brings this unlikely pair together in A Class of Her Own.
In the second short novel in the Texas Weddings duology, A Chorus of One, Laura’s daughter Jessica is planning her Houston wedding to her longtime boyfriend, Nathan, who doesn’t understand her love for opera and, well, drama. They chalk it up to opposites attracting, as what can be more opposite to an opera singer than a financial planner? But when Jessica takes a six-month position before the wedding for an opera position in Dallas, their romance begins to ravel at the seams. Jessica’s new boss, Colin Phillips, feels guilty that he wants it to dissolve completely. Is he willing to allow God to work things out for him?
Texas Weddings is a digital re-release of stories first published several years ago. While I believe the author’s skill has increased in the meanwhile, this book is very well worth the $3.79 for the Kindle version.
Janice Thompson got her start in the industry writing screenplays and musical comedies for the stage. She’s published over fifty books for the Christian market, crossing genre lines to write cozy mysteries, historicals, romances, nonfiction books, devotionals, children’s books and more. Janice is passionate about her faith and does all she can to share the joy of the Lord with others, which is why she particularly enjoys writing. She lives in Spring, Texas, where she leads a rich life with her family, a host of writing friends, and two mischievous dachshunds. She does her best to keep the Lord at the center of it all.
I picked up this book via Amazon when it was free.