Life holds no surprises for Devon Murphy. Her life consists of keeping tabs on her aging Irish father, working part time at a coffee shop, and building her online graphics design business. Devon’s only tricky situation is a shallow relationship with the pampered and affluent Michael Turner, who sees her as just another woman to conquer. Following his father’s death, Brandon’s only goal is to expand the family business and live life on his own terms. That is, until he walks into the coffee shop one snowy evening and meets the enchanting, red-haired barista behind the counter. But can Devon and Brandon’s attraction for each other be strong enough to help erase their deepest disappointments and renew their faith in God?
Praise for Devon's Choice5 Star Review on Amazon “Devon's Choice is an enjoyable Christian Romance. I was hooked from the first chapter. Devon is a strong, independent young woman who is not afraid to stand by her beliefs. The characters are very believable, and the story contains some surprise twists and turns. I would recommend this book to all readers who like Christian Romance. It is an excellent read.” ~ Review by Sharon B. 4 Star Review on Amazon “This book is an enjoyable read. Moving along with Devon and her choices opens oneself to feeling with her the good and bad consequences of those choices. I particularly enjoyed the interaction between Devon and her dad. How she handles herself and all life throws at her makes for a good read.” ~ Review by Robin 5 Star Review on Amazon This is a very emotional story of friendship, relationships and loss. Devon Murphy is a woman with strong morals. She loves and cares for her aging widowed father, works a part time job at a coffee shop with her friend Megan, and is putting her graphics art degree to work building a business. She is dating Michael Turner, who is egotistical, self-centered and treats her like a business deal. Brandon Forrester seems to have the same strong characteristics as Devon, family devotion, business ethics, healthier lifestyle and respecting other people. Devon knows that Michael is wrong for her and when she meets Brandon, they seem to have a connection. This story is about taking a hard look at your life and goals and making plans and changes. About dealing with the loss of a parent and knowing how to move on and putting your faith and trust in God and allowing Him to lead in your life. ~ Review by RedRabbitt 5 Star Review on Amazon I really enjoyed this romance, the characters and their journey. It was very moving, endearing and engaging. I appreciate the writing style, the emotional pull, the way the story unfolds. I love to feel satisfied after reading a book, and this one does just that! Very enjoyable read. Highly recommend! ~ Review by Kimberly
Author Catherine BennettI grew up in Ohio where I currently live with my husband and our two rescue Labradors. Some of my favorite things include reading, shopping, pepperoni pizza, Hershey bars and hanging out with my two grown sons. I also love dogs; so going to the dog park is cheap entertainment for my husband and I! Growing up an only child, I had many imaginary friends. I believe this - and a love of books - fueled my desire to write. It was many years later that my dream of becoming a published author came true. I’m grateful to God for always keeping a story in my heart and hope you are blessed and entertained by my book.
~EXCERPT~“Hi, Bub. Is Daddy asleep?” She peeked down the hallway and saw that his bedroom light was off. A vociferous, gulping snore tore through the peaceful silence. Rolling her eyes, she walked through the kitchen and opened the back door. Bubby carefully picked and sniffed his way to his favorite spot, did his business and quickly came inside.
After finishing her bedtime ritual in the bathroom, Devon puttered around her room, hanging up clothes and reading a couple of chapters from the romance novel. Letting go a leisurely yawn, she put the book on the nightstand and scooted herself under the covers. Bubby curled up in a tight ball at the foot of the bed.
She began to think of Michael and his childish attitude. Perhaps, she thought, it would be best if they broke off the relationship. It didn’t seem to be giving either one of them what they wanted or needed. His blatant disregard of her dad’s situation was proof of that. She stared up at the ceiling fan above her bed and felt ashamed of the apologetic way she’d responded to him. Suddenly she remembered a phrase her mom repeated to her in times when she felt weak in her faith. “Devy, serving God is like buttoning your blouse. If you get the first button right, everything else lines up.” The words seemed to come so easily to her mom that even when the cancer took away her physical strength, her faith in God still remained strong.
“Mom, please help me get it right,” Devon whispered, as she pulled the blanket to her chin, closed her eyes and drifted into sleep.
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