Friday, April 10, 2020

Before I Called You Mine By Nicole Deese GIVEAWAY!

Lauren Bailey may be a romantic at heart, but after a decade of matchmaking schemes gone wrong, there's only one match she's committed to now--the one that will make her a mother. Lauren is a dedicated first-grade teacher in Idaho, and her love for children has led her to the path of international adoption. To satisfy her adoption agency's requirements, she gladly agreed to remain single for the foreseeable future; however, just as her long wait comes to an end, Lauren is blindsided by a complication she never saw coming: Joshua Avery.

Joshua may be a substitute teacher by day, but Lauren finds his passion for creating educational technology as fascinating as his antics in the classroom. Though she does her best to downplay the undeniable connection between them, his relentless pursuit of her heart puts her commitment to stay unattached to the test and causes her once-firm conviction to waver.

With an impossible decision looming, Lauren might very well find herself choosing between the two deepest desires of her heart . . . even if saying yes to one means letting go of the other.

Pick up your copy here...

Nicole Deese is a Carol Award winner and a RITA and INSPY Award finalist. When she's not working on her next contemporary Christian romance novel, she can usually be found reading one by a window overlooking the inspiring beauty of the Pacific Northwest. She lives in small-town Idaho with her happily-ever-after hubby, two rambunctious sons, and princess daughter with the heart of a warrior. Find her online at 

My Thoughts...
This book is a true GIFT.
I am a huge fan of Contemporary romances. This book was fantastic, I loved the whole story line being a women who would give anything to be able to adopt a child and give it all the love I have to give. I really connected with Lauren. I did have a point in the book where I was not sure I was going to like what was happening and how things were playing out but in the end I loved it. it worked out perfectly.
I gave this book 5 stars 2 times. I HIGHLY recommend this book.

 The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.

This giveaway like all of my giveaways is for a blog follower who leaves a comment below.

I plan to leave this copy on my personal book shelf, but I will have Amazon mail the winner a copy.


  1. Thank you for the recommendation ��
    I always like finding new authors.

  2. This week has been fun I have loved all the different genres.

  3. Replies
    1. Emma, I ordered your book last night when I drew names for the winner. Amazon will send it to you.

  4. Mary, thank you for all the giveaways this week. thankful for all you do.

  5. I'm a single mom and would love to be matched with a child in need to love and raise.

  6. I'm not entering as I've read this one....and I totally agree that this is a fantastic book by a fantastic author!! And I also agree that Nicole Deese had the perfect way to end it.

    So glad you enjoyed it just as much Mary! Even though I don't comment much, I do read your book reviews and have added quite a few new ones to my want-to-read list. :-)