Good book about two people who strike sparks from each other from the beginning but resist what fate is trying to tell them Fancy has moved to Texas from Florida to take care of her grandmother She has a job lined up, and her two childhood best friends are there also Her stay gets off to a rocky start when a chance encounter with a black cat puts her in direct conflict with Theron, school principal, rancher, and part time cop.Theron works multiple jobs to pay the bills and the note on his ranch He doesn t have the time or inclination to get involved with a woman He had been briefly married and it was a painful enough experience that he will never do it again Meeting Fancy throws his well ordered life into turmoil.Fancy and Theron s first meeting had me laughing out loud Her attempt to avoid hitting a black cat ended up with her arrested for underage drinking and reckless driving No matter how she tried to convince him, Theron refused to believe that she was a thirty year old woman with a broken bottle of almond extract in her car Theron definitely came across as judgmental and rigid, while Fancy was argumentative and snarky I loved the whole call your parents thing and laughed out loud when Theron had to eat his words They parted ways, hoping to avoid any future contact, but fate had other plans.Fancy sees Theron again at her final interview for the schoolteacher position, where he is the principal When that job goes to someone else, Fancy blames him Then they meet yet again when Fancy is tasked with helping out a Sunday School class, where Theron is also the teacher Two stubborn people butt heads, and the sparks fly.I loved the development of Fancy and Theron s relationship, which they fought tooth and nail to the end I liked the way that Theron found himself offering help and comfort to Fancy as she deals first with her grandmother s hostility, then with her death He doesn t know why he does it he simply can t resist the urge Fancy is equally surprised by how much she wants that comfort Neither one can deny the attraction that is between them I liked their openness with each other about their expectations Fancy wants a forever thing a man that is willing to commit past the simple statement of love Theron is clear on the fact that he will never marry again having been burned once already But when Theron is given custody of a three year old daughter he didn t know existed, it is Fancy he turns to for help.I loved the way that Fancy dropped everything to help Theron with little Tina His determination to do right by the little girl opened Fancy s eyes to a completely different side of Theron It was sweet to see the way that the two worked together It didn t take long for the three of them to feel like a family Fancy realized that she had fallen hard for Theron, but didn t see a future in it because of his attitude toward marrying again Theron wanted Fancy to stay, but couldn t bring himself to admit his feelings I ached for them both as it looked as though they were going to throw away a terrific future I liked how Fancy did some honest soul searching at the end, discovering that maybe she d been a bit unbending in her requirements I loved Theron s big moment as all his practiced speeches went out of his head and he spoke from the heart.The secondary characters were all very well done Fancy s grandmother Hattie was a horrible person I ached for Fancy and her mother Gwen having to deal with the woman all their lives The things that Hattie told Fancy emphasized just how bad she was I liked the way that Theron, Sophie, and Kate helped Fancy through the worse of it I also loved the beauty shop ladies They were a fun mix of small town matriarchs with a variety of attitudes and personalities I loved the way they came together for Fancy both when Hattie died and when Fancy was taking care of Tina Fancy s friends Sophie and Kate were terrific also All three had been good friends as teenagers and stayed in touch as adults I loved how they could tease each other one minute and provide emotional support the next It was fun to see how they caught the feelings growing between Theron and Fancy long before the couple did.I liked how important family was to both Fancy and Theron Fancy came to Texas to take care of Hattie, even though she knew it would be a thankless task She did it to make things easier for her mother I loved the closeness between Fancy and Gwen Theron s family was also a big part of his life I loved his care for Uncle Joe, and the Christmas scenes with them were heartfelt and emotional I also liked Theron s parents and sister Their immediate acceptance of both Tina and Fancy was great I also loved the various insights they gave to Fancy about Theron and who he is I loved the straight talk Theron got from his father and the unexpected news that he got that changed the way he looked at his future. Fancy wants a forever thing, when a man says he loves her he should want to be with her for the rest of his life When she moved out of Texas as a teenager to live in Florida with her mother, Fancy left part of her heart behind Now she s back in Albany to take care of her ill grandmother Being back in town starts with a lot of trouble, Theron, the local cop and elementary school principal is causing difficulties for Fancy To make the situation worse, Fancy s grandmother isn t happy with the arrival of her granddaughter The job Fancy thought was a sure thing falls through, so nothing goes according to plan Will something, or someone, be able to keep Fancy in Texas Theron isn t looking for love Having his heart broken once was enough He doesn t want to risk falling for another woman and doesn t easily trust any longer When he keeps running into Fancy he has to admit spending time with her is making him feel alive once , but Fancy isn t in Albany to stay and she wants a future with someone who can promise her a forever thing, which is exactly what Theron isn t willing to offer a woman any They can t stay away from each other though, what will happen when their feelings become too strong to ignore A Forever Thing is a heartwarming romantic story I absolutely loved the main characters Fancy is a great kindhearted woman She s sweet, sassy and fiery and I liked her spunk a lot Theron is a hardworking man with a fabulous gentle and sparkling personality They re perfect for each other, there s plenty of chemistry and their love is beautifully true and pure I loved how they challenge one another and enjoyed every single word of their entertaining dialogue I couldn t wait to find out if they d find their happily ever after together and adored their feelgood love story Carolyn Brown has a wonderful warm writing style Her stories are filled with charm, energy and unconditional love I like how she creates the perfect atmosphere She makes her settings come to life in a gorgeous way and each description is thorough and vibrant I fell in love with A Forever Thing straight from the start and had a big smile on my face from beginning to end I liked the emotional depth of the story mixed with clever wittiness, there are serious parts and laugh out loud moments and that combination works really well I highly recommend A Forever Thing, it s a terrific endearing story filled with delightful surprises and joy. Fancy and TheronWhen Fancy came back to Texas to care for her grandmother after she broke her hip, she never imaged all the changes that would occur for her and her life.Theron is die hard bachelor who doesn t want to marry ever again But after he has found out about a daughter he never knew he had, he needs Fancy s help from day one.The disagreements between the two will keep you laughing a lot.I feel like this book is just written for me because about the Texas Roadhouse which is my favorite place to eat steak It also talks about the Cracker Barrel restaurant where I go to eat chicken and dumplings with an apple dumplings to take home for breakfast.Thank you Carolyn for another remarkable story. Another light, cute little read 3.5 A sweet PG type small town romanceThis book was muchtame in comparison to most books I read, but I still found it to be endearing If you are looking for a simple, light romantic without any vulgarity this one will do the trick There was no profanity, no sex a couple kisses were shared but that was it , no unnecessary angst, drinking alcohol etc Like I said earlier, simple and sweet Lots of talk about going to church, Sunday school class, trips to the local Dairy Queen etc My one complaint, which is minor, is that the daughter Tina was supposedly 2 almost 3 years old I have spent time with tons of children in my days, and this little girl felt muchlike an 8 9 year old The dialogue and way she acted NEVER at every point had me thinking this was a small toddler Overall, it was just a cute light hearted romance. 2.5 starsI didn t like it, but I didn t dislike it It wasof a meh.The book emphasized Fancy wanting a forever thing I was never really sure what that meant to her It seemed like love and commitment were not enough Theron felt like he would never again make a long term commitment There was an HEA, but it took an interesting path.I did feel chemistry between Theron and Fancy at the beginning, but it was not strong It developed over time They argued a lot and jumped to conclusions, which was irritating The grandmother was an awfully selfish personI ended up thinking of this book like white noise interspersed with little bursts of sound Those bursts were Theron s daughter, Echo the beauty salon ladies and Sophie and Kate.I don t know the size of this town, but Theron held 3 or 4 jobs Deputy, school principal, deacon, and rancher This took something away from the book for me I don t think of romance when I think of this book Although this book was slightly boring, I am planning on reading book two I have found that with some series, the subsequent books are better. This story was just fine, but it wasn t for me I appreciated how clean it was, both in content and language, but it was boring The way the story unfolded was lackluster and boring The writing failed to engage me and I found myself not really caring what happened to any of the characters, which was sad. Fancy Lynn Sawyer Says That Before She Ll Even Think About The M Word, A Man Has To Say The Three Magic Words, But I Love You Isn T Enough He Has To Promise Her A Forever Thing She Intends To Find Her Forever Thing In Florida, Her Home Since She Was Fifteen, So She Wasn T Even Looking For It When She Comes To Texas To Help Her Grandmother With A Job At The Elementary School Lined Up, Fancy Lynn Moves But She Intends To Stay Only Until Her Grandmother Regains Her HealthTheron Warren Has Absolutely No Intention Of Falling In Love Again His One Failed Marriage Was Painful Enough As An Elementary School Principal, Part Time Cop, And Full Time Ranch Owner, He Doesn T Have Time For The Sassy Woman Who Suddenly Appears In His Life First In The Jailhouse, Then At His School And Soon Everywhere He TurnsFate Is Trying To Tell Fancy Lynn And Theron That They Are Soul Mates, But Is Having A Tough Time Convincing Them Fancy and TheronI like Fancy she s fiesty, full of spunk and speaks her mind Theron is a by the books kind of guy Dependent and holds a bit of a grudge.When Fancy returns to Texas to care for her ungrateful granny she begins a new chapter in her life that begins with a series of unfortunate events involving Theron I love and was angered by this couple Cute banter, raw passion, stubbornness, set in their own ways, and the perfect fit to the other but can they see it They almost missed the boat on this one But thankfully after hours of tears managed to not miss the target Tina is adorable I want to wrap her up with bows This story is beautfully crafted so you feel submerged into Texas life With the Texan drawl, mannerisms, and speech makes you feel right apart of the action I have to laugh at the oddity of their heights not usual for most stories I have read prior This is a clean story without any sensuality but it doesnt prevent you from feeling the passion lift of the pages I really enjoyed this Some laughs, cringes and some tears too Could make for a hallmark movie. Forever Takes AwhileFancy Lynn comes back to Texas to take care of her grandmother As she pulls into town, she is stopped by a policeman, Theron Warren Fancy Lynn and Theron find that their personalities do not mesh Fancy Lynn goes to the school the next day to sign her contract and there sits Theron Warren, the principal of the school.Wherever they go, they meet Both resist falling for the other, but when Theron finds out he has a three year old daughter, he turns to Fancy Lynn for help From one look at his daughter, both begin to fall in love with the child and each other.Brown has written a beautiful love story for the ages.
Hi I m twenty five years old and movie star gorgeous The camera added thirty plus years and a few wrinkles Can t trust those cameras or mirrors either Along with bathroom scales they are notorious liars Honestly, I am the mother of three fantastic grown children who ve made me laugh and given me story ideas than I could ever write My husband, Charles, is my strongest supporter and my be
- 224 pages
- A Forever Thing (Three Magic Words Trilogy, #1)
- Carolyn Brown
- 03 September 2019 Carolyn Brown