Maggie is a videographer who lives life on the edge and travels the world, capturing people's stories, but when a secret from her past resurfaces, Maggie must return home to care for her eight-year-old niece, Riley, and reconnects with Cooper, a handsome veterinarian. Original.Publishers Description
The only thing scarier than living on the edge is stepping off it.
Maggie Montgomery lives a life of adventure. Her job as a cinematographer takes her from one exotic locale to the next. When Maggie's not working, she loves to rappel off cliffs or go skydiving. Nothing frightens her.
Nothing, that is, except Ivy, Texas, where a family emergency pulls her back home to a town full of bad memories, painful secrets, and people Maggie left far behind . . . for a reason.
Forced to stay longer than she intended, Maggie finds her family a complete mess, including the niece her sister has abandoned. Ten-year-old Riley is struggling in school and out of control at home. The only person who can really handle the pint-sized troublemaker is Conner, the local vet and Ivy's most eligible bachelor. But Conner and Maggie keep butting heads--he's suspicious of her and, well, she doesn't rely on anyone but herself.
As Maggie humorously fumbles her way from one mishap to another, she realizes she's going to need to ask for help from the one person who scares her the most.
To save one little girl--and herself--can Maggie let go of her fears and just trust God?
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.46" Width: 5.24" Height: 0.85"
Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2009
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Availability 103 units.
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|What a Fun Way to Fall in Love Dec 14, 2009|
|It's not often that you find an author who makes you laugh, think, fall in love and challenges your faith all in one novel. But Jenny B. Jones does that every time. Just Between You and Me delivers the same.|
Maggie Montgomery is an adventurous cinematographer. She is fearless in work, and in recreation. When she returns home to help her family through a time of crisis, she faces memories of her past mistakes, mishaps, and life. Everything she tried to forget comes back. And conflicts with Connor, the local veterinarian and most eligible of bachelors, challenge her to face the one thing she does fear.
This is a beautiful love story ripe with human frailties, failures, hopes, and faith. As Maggie tries to help her ten-year-old nice, Riley, through the difficulty of her mother's abandonment, she must let go of her own fears. Maggie and Connor must learn to trust God for all they need and each other for love.
I love the way Jenny can make you laugh out loud and touch your heart at the same time. Women of Faith picked well to add Jenny B. Jones to their list of authors.
|Honest from the first page Nov 17, 2009|
|I absolutely adored this book. Everything about it satisfied. The ending was so perfect I just held the closed book against my chest and sighed. |
If you're looking for honesty that is both hilarious and heart-breaking, this is the read for you. This is the kind of book that when you have to put it down, you find yourself thinking about until you can get back to it, and the kind of book, that when you're done reading it, you find yourself running to this site to see what else Jenny B. Jones has written because you want to read it ALL!
|Nice story Nov 4, 2009|
|I enjoyed the book and the writing style of the author. It is easy to read and only took me a couple days to finish it - which with my busy schedule is a huge plus. Although the story line was a little predictable, the book was entertaining, thought-provoking and enjoyable. |
|The Kind of Book That You Wish Wouldn't End Nov 2, 2009|
|Maggie Montgomery loves candy and adventure, fears water and commitment, and hates the idea of returning to her small hometown of Ivy, Texas. It is a place of broken relationships and painful memories, the epicenter of an unending cycle of nightmares. However, when she receives a surprisingly desperate call from her estranged father, Maggie finds herself Texas-bound. She takes a small comfort in knowing it is only for a few days, but those few days soon turns into a few weeks. It appears that God has a plan for Maggie, one that encompasses not only her fears and nightmares but also her hopes and dreams that have long remained hidden behind sturdy walls. He may just have to drag her into it kicking and screaming.|
For all the world, Maggie has her act together. Sassy and outgoing, she speaks her mind and is up for a thrill-seeking adventure any hour of the night or day, as long as it involves dry land and a package of SweeTarts. Her job as a cinematographer for a cable travel channel takes her to all corners of the earth. And from her tapes come shows depicting beautiful vacation settings chock-full of golden sunsets, shimmering waterfalls and majestic mountains. But looking through that same lens, Maggie sees a very different world. Children forced to be soldiers, slaves and prostitutes, children starving, begging and dying from lack of medication...images that reach through her lens and grab her heart. But her dream of sharing this side of life with the rest of the world is repeatedly crushed as network after network rejects her documentary. Her last chance may be the interview with National Geographic coming up in a few weeks.
Just back from France and days away from heading to another location, Maggie is on a dinner date when she's interrupted by a phone call from her father, who she has not seen in five years. There is an air of desperation in his voice that Maggie has never heard as he asks her to come home. Maggie returns to Ivy only to face an assortment of challenging relationships: The father she could never please; her schizophrenic sister, Allison, who hates her; Connor, the nerd-turned-hunky veterinarian she tormented in high school; and the best friend she left behind.
And then there's Riley, Allison's 10-year-old daughter. Mischievous, sassy and far too old for her years, Riley appears to be an uncontrollable brat. Maggie soon discovers, however, that Riley has been living a nightmare with Allison, who not only has mental issues but also has exacerbated her state with years of consuming street drugs and alcohol. Riley is often abandoned for days at a time. Allison's random pattern of overdoses, failed attempts at detox and hook-ups with unscrupulous men have made their mark on Riley. Now Allison has disappeared, and Maggie's father fears Riley will end up in foster care if he can't get help raising her.
Maggie's job has sent her trudging through swamps, climbing mountains and foraging through creature-filled rainforests, but she has never faced anything as scary as Riley or the fluttering of her heart when she's near Connor. Why has God put these two people in her path? What kind of faith does it take to trust God when His plan seems all wrong?
Author Jenny B. Jones has a rare gift for dialogue, establishing relationships, giving voice to her characters, and, let's be honest, creating the perfect man. Who wouldn't fall in love with a smart, witty, hot veterinarian? This is the kind of book you read until your eyes blur, then you splash them with cold water and read some more. Funny, touching and passionate, JUST BETWEEN YOU AND ME is the kind of book that you wish wouldn't end.
--- Reviewed by Susan Miura
|My favorite Jenny B. Jones Book!!!! Oct 1, 2009|
|I have read all of Jenny B. Jones' books, and Just Between You and Me is now my favorite! Don't get me wrong, I absolutely loved the other ones as well, but this book was a great mixture of both the normal sass along with a great message about faith. It blows me away how this author can write all of her books that make me catch myself laughing out loud! Just Between You and Me had a lot of funny one-liners! However, it also made me reevaluate my walk with the Lord, and enabled me to realize that I also don't always give everything over to Him.|
I would HIGHLY recommend Just Between You and Me to anyone at any age. You will thoroughly enjoy this book and won't be able to put it down until the end. You will love it!
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