series: Joplin Chronicles, The
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A lively competition draws her into her rival's blueprints--and maybe even his heart.
Olive Kentworth has spent her life hiding her interest in architecture, even though she pores over architectural books and sketches buildings. When she accepts a job on a home expansion, it's only because her cousin Amos agrees to pose as the builder. To further hide her involvement, Olive takes a position as a nanny--not knowing that she'll be working for her idol, Joplin's leading architect, widower Maxfield Scott.
Maxfield is intrigued by his new nanny--she makes his home and his life bearable again. His work, on the other hand, is a disaster. An untrained builder is remodeling a completed project of his. What's worse, Maxfield's current client wants changes to his plans because of that builder's work.
As the architectural one-upmanship heats up, Olive's involvement becomes harder to hide. Will the relationship between her and Maxfield survive, or will they both miss out on building something for their future?
"Readers will appreciate the message that 'God is right there beside you in a hundred different ways.' Series fans will be pleased."
"Hilarious misunderstandings and secrets abound in this humorous, action-packed romance. Jennings brings out the best in the historical Christian romance genre, and this is a satisfying conclusion to her trilogy that can easily be read as a stand-alone."
Library Journal starred review
"Jennings concludes her delightful Joplin Chronicles with a historical romance about taking risks in life and love. . . offering compelling reflection on how a loving God can use difficult trials to build a life of value."
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