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Michelle Stimpson’s Someone to Watch Over Me


Tori Henderson is on the fast track in her marketing career in Houston, but her personal life is slow as molasses. So when her beloved Aunt Dottie falls ill, Tori travels back to tiny Bayford to care for her. But when she arrives, she’s faced with more than she bargained for, including Dottie’s struggling local store and a troubled little step-cousin, DeAndre. Worse, the nearest Starbucks is twenty miles away…

Just as Tori is feeling overwhelmed, she re-connects with her old crush, the pastor’s son, Jacob, who is as handsome as Tori remembers. As the church rallies for Aunt Dottie’s recovery, Aunt Dottie rallies to remind Tori of God’s love. And when Tori and DeAndre form an unexpected bond, and sparks fly between her and Jacob, small-town life starts looking promising. Tori came to Bayford to give, but she just might receive more than she dreamed was still possible for her…


This book was sweet, funny, romantic, a bit unrealistic, and a good read. You have a hurt career woman who returns home to have to take care of a child. I’ll be honest kids and dogs don’t usually do it for me, but DeAndre was cuteness. I’m also not a fan of “career women” which I define as women who put their careers above everything else, however, you completely feel where Tori is coming from. The only thing that wasn’t realistic was to me was the romance. Now I don’t know if that’s my own personal projections, but Tori had one unsaved boyfriend and a saved guy who was crazy about her. It’s now often most women get two and then have a hard time choosing. That said, loved Jacob, such a sweet guy. Spiritually, Tori starts off the in the novel as a nonbeliever, but eventually she comes to know God and to realize that He’s always loved her. Highly Recommended!

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