Surprises come in many ways. I'm always thrilled when a book I've forgotten I'd ordered comes in the mail so when I received a package labeled Harlequin from the Toronto office, I was both surprised and puzzled. Had I ordered anything lately? I'd already received a shipment of books I ordered from eHarlequin.com. I opened the package to find a book I hadn't ordered by an author I'd never read before. The book is For All We Know by Sandra Kitt. A bigger surprise was that it was a SIGNED COPY. I love signed copies.
As I inspected the back cover, I was pleasantly surprised to see that this book was part of a group of books written to support a wonderful cause, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Here is the back cover blurb from For All We Know.
When Michaela Landry agreed to house-sit at her godparents' Memphis home, she expected a quiet, peaceful summer. Instead, her stay takes a dramatic turn when she finds a runaway teen and brings him to the nearest hospital. The only person he trusts is Cooper Smith Townsend, a local pastor whose calm demeanor and dedication are as attractive as his rugged good looks.Smith's experiences have inspired him to serve God and help others at the expense of his personal life, but Michaela's warmth and courage are irresistible. Now their greatest challenge will be to trust that a passion neither planned for is strong enough to overcome any obstacle….
I still don't know why the book was sent to me, but I'm so glad for the surprise of receiving it. I've put it right on top of my To-Be-Read pile and am anxious to read it. I hadn't realized Harlequin had partnered with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to write this book of hope and love, but now that I know, I will be sure to check the Kimani Press/Arabesque section of eHarlequin on my next book buying spree.
Until next time, many blessings, Lisa Mondello