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Mending the Motocross Champion | Jean C. Gordon

 


Today I am reviewing Mending the Motocross Champion,l by Jean C. Gordon.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Physical therapist Dana VanAlstyne’s dreams of a family were lost in the dust of a motocross racecourse. Although she’s filled her life with her work and church activities, it hasn’t filled the empty space inside her.

Nor has it eased the heartache of being abandoned by a man who wasn’t ready for a wife and children. Now her dream is to open her own private practice. All she needs is the capital to make that happen.

Anton, “Mac,” Macachek may be the top professional motocross racer in the country but he still has one race that matters more to him: winning a championship at Unadilla Raceway and showing the hometown folks the bad boy did amount to something. But when a horrific accident sidelines those plans, he makes a deal with the woman he once loved with all his heart. A woman who abandoned him. If Dana will get him back in racing shape, he’ll fund her new practice. Then an even more dangerous risk is revealed. If Mac races again, he could die.

Does Dana have enough faith to risk her heart again? She loved Mac once, but feared he loved motocross racing more than he loved her. If she helps him mend his broken body, will it also mend her broken heart? Or will it all be lost again in the dust and danger of a motocross racetrack?

TEAM MACACHEK: Meet the strong women and fearless men of the motocross circuit.

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

I loved the story of Dana and Mac. . .

Wow! What a story!

Dana VanAlstyne loved Anton “Mac” Macachek, but she couldn’t risk her heart when he was risking his life on the motocross racetrack. After she receives a call that he’s been in an accident,  will she stay, or leave him again? Read the story and find out for yourself. By the time you finish it, you’ll be reaching for the tissues!

Happy Reading!

 

Blessings!

Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt

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Reuniting His Family | Jean C Gordon

 


Today I am reviewing Reuniting His Family by Jean C. Gordon.

Here is a brief synopsis:

A Father’s Promise

Rhys Maddox wants nothing more than custody of his two sons.

Released from prison after a wrongful charge, the widowed dad will do anything to bring his boys home where they belong.

But that doesn’t include falling for their former social worker.

Now leading an outreach program for families in transition, Renee Delacroix can’t escape the tall, dark and intriguing single dad…or his adorable little boys.

But Rhys is determined to go it alone. Until one incident that may cost him what he wants the most.

Now it’s up to Renee to save him…if she can make him see she’s just what he needs to complete their forever family.

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

This story will pull at your heartstrings from the very beginning. . .

Rhys Maddox was imprisoned on a wrongful charge, but after he is released will anyone ever see him as anything but a bad man? Even worse, while he was in prison his wife died and his children were placed in foster care. . . and Rhys is doing everything he can to get them back!

Now, doesn’t that sound like a heartwarming story to you? Well yeah, it is — so grab your tissues before you begin reading it. I refuse to give anything away, so grab a copy and dig in!

Happy Reading!

 

God bless you!

Review © 2017 DJ Mynatt

Holiday Homecoming | Jean C Gordon

 


Today I am reviewing Holiday Homecoming, the second book in the Donnelly Brothers series by Jean C. Gordon.

Here is a brief synopsis:

The Pastor’s Christmas Match

Pastor Connor Donnelly is done with romance.

After proposing to his high school sweetheart, Natalie Delacroix, five years ago — and being turned down — he’s putting all his time and energy into his community.

He’s determined to make the Christmas pageant he’s directing a success.

But family and friends are set on fixing up the good-looking bachelor in time for the holidays.

And now that Natalie is back in Paradox Lake — and helping with the pageant — they might just succeed.

Because working so closely with Natalie stirs up old feelings . . . and Connor starts to hope for a second chance with the one who got away.

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

HOLIDAY HOMECOMING was an absolute JOY to read!

Natalie Delacroix and Pastor Conner Donnelly were once in love. But Natalie chose her career over staying with Conner. When she returns home after five years, Conner is happily settled as the pastor of the community church.

When they are selected to work on the Christmas pageant together, it seems as if everyone is determined to get them back together. When career choices interfere, who will stay and who will go?

From the first page, I knew this was going to be a fun, delightful read. I’d love to share an example, if you’ll indulge me . . . such as when Natalie and Conner get locked in the attic by a couple of matchmakers!

But, of course, things don’t always work out the way we would choose. When Natalie get another job offer, it doesn’t look promising for her and Conner.

If you enjoy Love Inspired books, you’re going to love HOLIDAY HOMECOMING. If you like reading Christmas stories — and romance stories, you’ll be over-the-top, because this book has it all.

I honestly can’t praise it enough!

Read. The. Book.  

You’ll love it!

 

God bless you!

Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt

Grand Prize Winner | Jean C. Gordon Marathon

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Jean C. Gordon . . . Author Spotlight

 

Thank you for joining me for this Author Spotlight!

First, a bit about Jean…

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Jean C. Gordon’s writing is a natural extension of her love of reading. From that day in first grade when she realized t-h-e was the word “the,” she’s been reading everything she can put her hands on. A professional financial planner, Jean is as at home writing retirement- and investment-planning advice as she is writing romance novels, but finds novels a lot more fun.

She and her college-sweetheart husband tried the city life in Los Angeles, but quickly returned home to their native Upstate New York. They share a 170-year-old farmhouse just south of Albany, NY, with their daughter and son-in-law, two grandchildren, and a menagerie of pets. Their son lives nearby. While Jean creates stories, her family grows organic fruits and vegetables and tends the livestock de jour.

Although her writing and family don’t leave her a lot of spare time, Jean likes to give back when she can. She and her husband team-taught a seventh-and-eighth-grade Sunday school class for several years and currently serve on her church’s Evangelism Committee. She also shares her love of books with others by volunteering at the church’s Book Nook.

You can keep in touch with her at JeanCGordon.com or find her on Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, and Goodreads.

 

An interview with Jean C. Gordon . . . today on Donna’s BookShelf – Tweet this!

 

And here is my interview with Jean:

  1. You have written several great series for Love Inspired . . . what inspired you to branch out with the Upstate NY series?

Actually, I wrote my Upstate books before I started writing for Love Inspired. Avalon Books originally published them in hardcover for libraries. Amazon Montlake later bought Avalon, and I received the rights back on my first three Avalon books, which I refreshed and updated and published under the Upstate NY imprint. Montlake still has the rights to and has republished my last two Avalon books, Mara’s Move and Candy Kisses. I like writing sweet romance as well as inspirational romance, so I’ll be launching a new sweet series (Team Macachek) in the fall to complement my Love Inspired books.

 

  1. Have you ever written under a pen name? Why or why not?

No, I haven’t. Jean C. Gordon is such a nice easy name to remember. FYI, the “C” is for Chelikowsky.

 

  1. I heard that you plan to attend a readers conference in Nashville this August . . . will you also be attending the ACFW conference during the same week?

Yes, I will be at the conference as well. I’m looking forward to both of them and to visiting Nashville for the first time. I’m bringing my husband along and staying a few extra days to sightsee. I hope to see at least some of you while I’m there.

 

  1. You live in an historic farmhouse in New York State. Can you tell us more about your choice to live with your daughter’s family? (I live with my daughter’s family, too)

The summer before our son started high school, our daughter and son-in-law were house hunting and not finding what they wanted—something with acreage to do some farming—in their price range. The semi-rural area where we were living at the time was quickly becoming suburban, and the high school had grown to a size that seemed large to my husband and me. We wanted our son to attend a smaller school. After a summer-long search, we finally found our house. We had a few bumps at first, such as quickly discovering that we couldn’t share a kitchen. My husband and I added a second kitchen to our side of the house. Once we got over the bumps, things have worked out pretty well, and I love having the multi-generations together. I think it’s good for all of us.

 

  1. Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?

I have two things. If you want to succeed commercially, treat your writing as a business, not a hobby, and remember where your talents come from.

 

And now for a few favorites:

Favorite person – my husband, Mark

Favorite coffee –  anything mocha 

Favorite perfume – Lily of the Valley

Favorite hobbies (other than writing) – reading and playing Scrabble online with a few friends

Favorite book – it’s a toss-up between Francine Rivers’ Redeeming Grace, and Mary Jo Putney’s The Rake and the Reformer (original versions of each)

Favorite music – most recently, Country. It reminds me of the rock ballads of the 1970s. (Yes, I’m dating myself)


Thank you, Jean!

And THANK YOU, readers, for joining me for this AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT!

Blessings!

Interview © 2016 DJ Mynatt

Avalon Romances | Jean C. Gordon Marathon

 

Avalon Romances by Jean C. Gordon . . .

Candy Kisses

Here is a brief synopsis:

Candy Price is tired.

Tired of her three older brothers talking her into blind dates with their friends; tired of living in Albany, New York; and tired of her overbearing boss.

She’d love to break away and quit her job as a media assistant for a gubernatorial candidate.

But that would only validate her brothers’ view that she’s flighty.

As a diversion, she decides to help her landlord — witty, gorgeous Mike Wheeler — find a new woman.

Mike has a diversion of his own in mind: convincing Candy that there’s more to life than out-succeeding her brothers. And if something develops between them, well, he certainly won’t fight it.

The result? A contest to find the perfect kiss.

The rules? Points per kiss are paid in candy kisses. And winner takes all as Candy and Mike begin to fall for each other in this sweet game of love.

 


Mara’s Move

Here is a brief synopsis:

Mara Riley is out to prove she can make it on her own and to disprove her mother’s contention that the only way to security — and therefore happiness — is to marry a successful doctor or lawyer.

But with her job as an activity director at a North Carolina mountain resort on shaky ground and her penchant for choosing all the wrong men, Mara’s not scoring high in the pursuit of either security or happiness.

Alex Price is on the rebound from a broken engagement. Who would have guessed his social-climbing fiancee would drop him, a successful lawyer with his own practice — okay, a successful practice with his two overbearing older brothers — for a back-to-nature forest ranger?

When these childhood adversaries meet on the “honeymoon” cruise Alex is now taking alone, they make a pact to help each other ward off unwanted attention from fellow shipmates–a pact that sends them sailing into uncharted waters.

 

 

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Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt


 

Week #3 Winner | Jean C. Gordon Marathon

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