ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A Word from the Author:
I live in the beautiful foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee with my husband, Tim, and our teen-aged daughter, Danni. Also with us are Lucky and Gus - the two cherished cats we rescued from local animal shelters.
I'm a member of the Romance Writers of America and Smoky Mountain Romance Writers. During the school year, I teach middle-schoolers reading and Algebra. When I have free time, I love to garden, take long walks with my husband, and read romance novels in a hammock beneath century-old shade trees.
I write romance novels for White Rose Publishing. If you'd like to visit, I have an author page there, as well. That's where you'll find everything there is to know about my books.
Mary can be reached through the Contact link on her Website .
ABOUT THE BOOK
After the death of his parents, Jake Samuels has enough on his plate—including a fledgling church to lead and a mischievous younger brother to raise. The last thing he needs is a rambunctious woman to contend with.
Carin O'Malley is dealing with the death of her brother and a new job as an English teacher at East Ridge Middle School where Corey Samuels reigns as King of Chaos. The last thing she needs is to fall in love...especially with a handsome and complicated preacher like Corey’s brother Jake.
But when Corey's antics toss Carin and Jake together, the two must draw from God’s wisdom to find refuge in His perfect plan.
------------------------------------------------ Discover your own wisdom tree with the included one-month devotional.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Wisdom Tree, go HERE.
This is the first book I have read by Mary Manners and I am excited that CFBA afforded me the opportunity to discover this new author. Manners has given readers a delightful read in Wisdom Tree. The book can easily be read in one sitting. While short in length, the Wisdom Tree is deep in content and the gospel message. The characters feel genuine and the author portrays real life struggles that shine a light on how faith in the transforming grace of God is the source of real power in our lives. The romance aspect of the story happens a little fast, but does not take away from the overarching themes of the book. I also appreciated the devotional that was included in the book as it allows the reader to apply the important themes of trust and faith to their own life situations.
*I was given a complimentary copy of the book for the purpose of this review.
Happy Reading Ya'll,