Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Review: Unexpected by Karen Tuft

Unexpected by Karen Tuft

Book Description:

Eleven years ago, Ross McConnell was devastated by the betrayal of the woman of his dreams. Time does not heal all wounds, and after more than a decade, Ross is no closer to finding love. When his well-meaning family attempts to play matchmaker, he concedes by creating a list detailing his perfect mate: A member of the Church. Beauty-queen looks. College educated. Never married. Perhaps he’ll give love another try, if such perfection exists . . .

Natalie Forrester is no stranger to heartache. After two failed marriages, the beautiful single mother of three is determined to make it on her own. Without a college degree, she starts at the bottom: working as a housekeeper may not be glamorous, but it’s her first exhilarating step toward independence. And Natalie’s most recent cleaning job is ideal—the guy is always out of town, and the pay will go a long way toward supporting her missionary son. Maybe luck is finally on her side.

And then Ross and Natalie meet . . . and meet again. And following a series of awkward encounters, Ross is shocked by his growing attraction for this woman. Natalie couldn’t be farther from his ideal woman, and she is firm in her determination to keep her heart closed to love. But as their tenuous friendship develops and deepens, will the unlikely pair have the courage to set aside the disappointments of the past to catch hold of a bright new future?


Unexpected by Karen Tuft is a cute and clean "Cinderella" story. You have your handsome, rich, "prince", and your damsel in distress (all modernized, of course). I like how Tuft had them meet briefly and then meet again years later. 

There is some predictability, and the ending is somewhat rushed, but the main characters were very likeable, and it is a sweet story.

Fans of LDS romantic fiction that like a fun and easy read are likely to enjoy Unexpected.

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Title: Unexpected
Author: Karen Tuft
Publisher: Covenant Communications Inc.
Published: September 2013
ISBN: 1608612295
FTC FYI: I received an eCopy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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