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Learning to Lean

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A widowed mother of three struggles with financial insecurity then meets a father of three who sets her heart racing.

Heather Conway, daycare owner, has no extra money and very little faith. Where was God when her husband died, leaving her facing bankruptcy? Her fourteen-year-old son is out of control, she lives in a run-down two-bedroom rental, and she just bumped into a man who has her heart beating overtime.

Matt Sanders has just moved to town and placed his kids in Heather's daycare. His admiration for Heather soon turns to love as their families intertwine through church activities and work on her daycare.

But six kids? Maybe Matt and Heather would be better off as friends. They find it's hard to let go and blindly trust God to take care of their tomorrows. Learning to lean on God can take a lifetime or maybe only a lesson in trust.

Learning to Lean is a full-length inspirational romance of almost 60,000 words or 200 pages.

Excerpt from book:

Heather smiled at him. "I can't believe we're set up and unloaded already. I figured we'd be struggling with the tent until after dark."

Matt chuckled. "Hey, I build houses for a living - or repair them, anyway. Surely you knew I could set up a tent."

She met his teasing gaze and her heart flipped. Dressed in a suit for church or in a polo shirt and khaki shorts for biking, Matt couldn't look any more handsome than he did at that moment. One look at him in blue jeans and faded T-shirt with a smudge of dirt across his jaw, and his dark hair wind tossed, stole all coherent thought from her mind.

She turned away. "I didn't know you would help."

"Sure you did." He reached across the table and enfolded her hand in his. "I'll always be here to help. Whenever you need me."

She jerked her hand free and started to stand, to get away from the empty promises that hurt more than he could realize. "No, you can't know that. No one can. If I've learned nothing else in the last four years, I've learned I have to stand on my own."

Genre: Romance

Used availability for Mildred Colvin's Learning to Lean

Paperback Editions

August 2011 : USA Paperback

Title: Learning to Lean
Author(s): Mildred Colvin
ISBN: 1-4637-9430-4 / 978-1-4637-9430-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Kindle Editions

March 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Learning to Lean: Contemporary Christian Romance
Author(s): Mildred Colvin
Publisher: Romantic Reflection Books
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