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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 067189109X, Mass Market Paperback)Wealthy corporate genius Jason Wilding is accustomed to being solicited for money. But his beloved younger brother, David, asks him for more than access to his bank account. David is infatuated with a lovely young widow, Amy Tompkins, but she's so attached to her son, Max, that he can't wangle a moment alone to court her. David wants Jason to come home to Kentucky for Christmas and act as Max's nanny for a week, thus freeing Amy to date. Much as he'd like to, Jason can't refuse his little brother's request and he puts his high-powered life on hold to move in with the widow and her adorable son.
Amy Tompkins is nothing at all like the glossy, high maintenance women that have decorated Jason's life in New York. She's poor, has no marketable skills, and is so determined to be independent that Jason has to trick her into accepting food and clothing. Before long, her sparkling humor and zest for life, not to mention her little 6-month-old dynamo, Max, soon enchant the difficult, reluctant Jason. He swiftly decides to negotiate a "takeover" and acquire Amy and Max for his very own. But Amy is wise enough to know that she needs more from Jason than to become a part of his corporate world. She needs a loving husband and devoted, full-time father.
Jason and Amy must search their hearts and face difficult truths about themselves before they can find a way to mesh their lives and love. Set in a small town in Kentucky during the Christmas season, The Blessing is a story filled with unforgettable characters and heartwarming romance, a blessing for readers regardless of the season. --Lois Faye Dyer
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:50:18 -0400)
When wealthy, hard-driving corporate genius Jason Wilding reluctantly takes a break from his business and his husband-hunting girlfriends for a Christmas visit to his hometown in Abernathy, Kentucky, he has no idea what his physician brother, David, has in store for him. It seems that Amy Thompkins, a whimsical young widow with definite artistic talent, has captured David's heart, but courting her with a demanding baby in tow has been difficult. In order to pursue her, he persuades Jason to move into her home and take care of her spoiled but adorable son, Max, for a week. For a fiercely efficient CEO, it's an impossible scene: a falling-down old house; buckets on the dining room floor to catch the rain; a widow living on next to nothing, with no marketable skills. But Amy's joy for life, her love for her son, and her sparkling humor are irresistible -- and tiny Max adores Jason beyond reason. Soon, Jason sees Amy and her future as a prime target for his strategic planning. Importing his private chef to prepare the little one's food and buying a baby store so that his mother can get real bargains are just the beginning. Because enigmatic Jason is thawing -- the tender feelings and longing he has buried for years are begging to be heard. And when he smiles, Amy is reminded of a Mount Rushmore monument finally cracking up -- in the best possible way. The mutual attraction is glowing bright, but what to do about David?