Before I Called You Mine

Before I Called You Mine

Lauren Bailey may be a romantic at heart, but after a decade of matchmaking schemes gone wrong, there's only one match she's committed to now--the one that will make her a mother. Lauren is a dedicated first grade teacher in Idaho, and her love for children has led her to the path of international adoption. To satisfy her adoption agency's requirements, she gladly agreed to remain single for the foreseeable future; however, just as her long wait comes to an end, Lauren is blindsided by a complication she never saw coming: Joshua Avery.

Joshua may be a substitute teacher by day, but Lauren finds his passion for creating educational technology as fascinating as his antics in the classroom. Though she does her best to downplay the undeniable connection between them, his relentless pursuit of her heart puts her commitment to stay unattached to the test and causes her once-firm conviction to waver.

With an impossible decision looming, Lauren might very well find herself choosing between the two deepest desires of her heart . . . even if saying yes to one means letting go of the other.

Title:Before I Called You Mine
ISBN:9780764234958
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  • Rachel McMillan

    With a to-die-for hero, a winsome heroine and a deep look at the dreams we foster, large and small, "Before I Called You Mine" is a treatise on hope. I loved how Deese pours her soul into a message cl...

  • Melony

    First, if you don't fall in love with Joshua while you are reading this book, then you are not human.With immense sensitivity and grace, Deese tackles the subject of motherhood, international adoption...

  • Bethany Turner

    A story about tough sacrifices, impossible choices, and the love that makes it all worthwhile, Before I Called You Mine is a captivating adventure of the heart that will stay with you—and maybe even...

  • Kara Isaac

    Nicole Deese is one of my favorite authors and this is her best book yet. I laughed, I cried (then cried some more). This story will split your heart wide open and then put it back together again....

  • Beth

    Before I Called You Mine is a poignant, heart-warming story. Lauren is a likeable lead, one easy to empathize with even when you may not agree with everything she’s doing. Truly she is a breath of f...

  • Jen. (JenGalaxy4 Christian Book Reviews)

    ..Why Before I Called You Mine is a Book You Should Definitely Read:* First person point of view – pulls you into Lauren’s thoughts, actions and life decisions* Heartfelt story of faith, family an...

  • Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader

    I am a huge fan of Contemporary romances. This book was fantastic, I loved the whole story line being a women who would give anything to be able to adopt a child and give it all the love I have to giv...

  • Deanne Patterson

    "He tilted my face up to his, kissing me with a tenderness that begged for tears. Because I'd fallen in love with him. There was no other way to spin it. No other way to write this story. I was in lov...

  • Kav

    Well, I'm gobsmacked. I'm not sure how to review this book because there is so much I want to say but I can't without posting spoilers. Before I Called You Mine would definitely make for an inspiring ...

  • Staci

    Such a heartwarming novel.Single and in her thirties, Lauren has one goal and that is international adoption.Enter life curve Joshua. Phenomenal main male character.This was an emotional novel. It bro...