Thursday, February 20, 2014
Deep in the Heart by Staci Stallings
Just out of college and completely alone in the world, Maggie Montgomery has one shot left to save her life from an abyss of poverty and hopelessness. Clinging to the last shred of fuel and hope, she arrives at the mansion of Texas billionaire Conrad Ayers. Although Maggie is clearly not what Mr. Ayers and his wife have in mind for a nanny, they agree to hire her temporarily until they can find someone more appropriate to fill the position. However, Maggie’s whole world is about to be up-ended by two way-over-scheduled children and one incredibly handsome hired hand. As she struggles to fit into a world she was never made to fit in, Maggie wonders if she can ever learn to become a perfect version of herself so she can keep the job, or is she doomed to always be searching for a life she can never quite grasp?
This is an age-old story of two people raised on opposite ends of the social spectrum who fall in love--with a twist I didn't see coming. Maggie accepts the nanny job with only $2 to her name and instantly falls in love with her charges, who have deep-rooted emotional issues despite their want-for-nothing status. Their much older brother, Keith, who's about to marry a politician's daughter and hasn't felt welcome in the family since the death of his mother, falls for Maggie's gentle spirit and motherly nature. As they spend time together on outings with the kids, Keith questions his motivation for marrying his fiance. Will his friendship with Maggie turn into something more? Or will he discover he's right where God wants him to be?
I'll let you find out.
I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars!