All That It Takes

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"[A] charming fish-out-of-water tale. . . . Fans of Rachel Hauck should take a look."--Publishers Weekly on All That Really Matters   

When the ever-cautious Val Locklier moves cross-country with her son for a secure job, everything she'd planned unravels within the first week. After Val reluctantly agrees to rent an apartment from her best friend's brother, an unexpected chance at an elite filmmakers' mentorship ignites fresh hope for a dream career. But as Val's community begins to expand, so do her insecurities, especially those heightened by her growing attraction to a certain friendly landlord. 

Pastor Miles McKenzie returns home from a short-term mission trip to discover that not only does he have an intriguing new tenant living upstairs, he's also been reassigned to a local ministry on life support. Disillusioned and restless, he distracts himself by throwing his energy into a host of new projects--not the least of which is pursuing Val--without stopping to consider the future. 

As Val struggles to stop hiding behind the camera and Miles wrestles with shattered expectations, they'll find that authentic love and sacrifice must go hand in hand.

"An exceptional inspirational love story."--Booklist

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  1. Nicole Deese
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    Nicole Deese

    Nicole Deese's ( fifteen heartfelt and hope-filled contemporary romance novels include her bestelling Love in Lenox series as well as her award-winning novels with Bethany House Publishers, Before I Called You Mine and All That Really...

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"Deese's skill in capturing the complex emotions and inner struggles of her characters as they follow their interesting and demanding life paths makes this an exceptional inspirational love story."


"As their stories merge, faith confronts fear, and selfishness wrestles with sacrifice. The novel is a reminder that God's plans are full of hope and purpose, and His timing is perfect."

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