- Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Love Inspired Historicals; Original edition (Aug. 9 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0373283725
- ISBN-13: 978-0373283729
- Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 1.8 x 16.7 cm
- Shipping Weight: 181 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,150,260 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Make-Believe Beau Mass Market Paperback – Aug 9 2016
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About the Author
Award-winning author Keli Gwyn, a native Californian, transports readers to the early days of the Golden State. She and her husband live in the heart of California’s Gold Country. Her favorite places to visit are her fictional worlds, historical museums and other Gold Rush-era towns. Keli loves hearing from readers and invites you to visit her Victorian-style cyber home at www.keligwyn.com.
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Flynt Kavanaugh is the man that has gotten Jessie her job. He's seen her work and knows that she is the perfect match for their team. Since having a woman on the team is such a novelty Flynt's boss comes up with a plan to keep everyone working and Jessie from becoming a distraction. If Jessie and Flynt pretend they are courting then everything will run smoothly in the office and Jessie will be able to keep her job.
Jessie and Flynt both have secrets they prefer nobody ever knows about. Those secrets might prove the undoing of their ruse and their growing attraction towards each other.
I really enjoyed Make-Believe Beau. Jessie is a strong female character who is independent yet doesn't feel diminished by the comfort or protection of Flynt. Flynt knows how to frustrate a girl! Actually both Flynt and Jessie manage to frustrate each other. Their story is the perfect example of what happens when a person assumes they know what another person is thinking or feeling. There were sweet moments between Flynt and Jessie(the kiss...sigh!). I love the spiritual lesson taught in the story. Jessie's desire to help women caught in unfortunate circumstances showed her heart for obedience to the Lord. Make-Believe Beau is a sweet romance that left me smiling and satisfied.
Jessie Sinclair only wants to be accepted as a draftswoman. She's not looking for romance. Flynt Kavanaugh just wants the boss, Corby, to give this talented woman a chance to prove her work is as good or better than the other four draftsmen in the department. However, strife erupts when she sits down at a drafting board and begins work. Two friendly faces, two definitely unfriendly.
So when the boss makes his suggestion and tacks it on as a condition to her continuing in her job, what can they do? Corby says a month, and then they can "split up." One month. One month to prove herself better than adequate at her job and ease the tensions there. Surely she can tolerate one month.
If only she can continue to conceal her past from the very straight-laced Flynt and the others.
Jessica is a draftswoman in a man’s world. At her new workplace Jessica and engineer Flynt find themselves the victims of a matchmaker in the form of their cigar smoking boss.
Jessica and Flynt both learn that God brings complete forgiveness for past wrongs. They also learn about trust. This is a great book and I would highly recommend reading it.
Jessica warmed my heart with her attitude of believing the best of others and with her cheerful, courageous personality. I found myself sympathizing with Flynt as he struggles with his convictions and his attraction to Jessica. He thought he had his life well-planned until he becomes Jessica’s boss and pretend beau. It’s great fun to watch this couple navigate the awkward situation imposed on them as they try to understand each other and overcome past issues.
Author Keli Gwyn brings the historical setting of Placerville, California, to life as details of constructing the actual El Dorado Canal and of life in the charming town are sprinkled throughout the book. One of my favorite nostalgic scenes is of the couple during a roller-skating activity…very realistic. Most importantly, the romance builds with sweetness and the faith thread is touching, with many takeaways expressed perfectly. If you enjoy history mixed with the romance of an interesting couple, I think you’ll truly enjoy Make-Believe Beau.
“The Lord’s gifted you with a remarkable voice. It’s my belief that when He gifts us, He does so in the hope that we’ll share what we’ve been given with others.”
“Everyone bore stains of one kind or another. That was why the Lord had come. To pay the price for the mistakes of mankind. Through His sacrifice on the cross, He’d cleansed her.”
*I won a copy of this book with no requirement to write a review. It’s a pleasure to post my honest opinion of this book.