Sunday, November 30, 2008

Book Review: Precious Blessings

Precious Blessings (The McKaslin Clan) by Jillian Hart Love Inspired 383 - Feb 07

This author has such a fantastic imagination for her characters and this great book certainly didn’t disappoint me. Yes, we’ve all heard and read the other McKaslin Clan books and this is another branch of the family in another Montana town, but that’s where the similarities end. I really like the way the author used Jack and Katherine’s pseudo perfect lives to get to the heart of the matter – ‘perfection is in the eye of the beholder’.

State Trooper Jack Munroe works hard to provide a stable home environment for his teenage daughter. That’s why he’s ticked when Katherine McKaslin runs after his SUV and accuses his daughter of shoplifting. Obviously, the woman’s got the wrong kid. But soon, Jack must face the fact it was indeed his daughter who stole from the Christian bookstore owned by Katherine’s family.

Once Jack acknowledges his daughter’s wayward behavior, he’s then ticked at himself for being attracted to Katherine whom he considers too perfect with a hoity-toity attitude. It doesn’t help matters when he keeps doing things like falling over himself in front of her.

Of course, Katherine isn’t perfect – she has a secret - but, she dresses real nice and keeps herself trim and neat. She’s attracted to the clean-cut straight-backed lawman, too but that’s the problem because she’s already had one bad relationship with a ‘perfect’ man and he dumped her when he found out she didn’t fit his ideal of the perfect woman.

To top it all off, Jack’s teenager can’t stand Katherine and undermines her at every turn which puts Jack in the unenviable position of choosing to keep his daughter happy, or date Katherine and live with an irate teenager.

Heat Level: Affectionate
My Rating: Great 4 stars

The McKaslin Clan Series 3:

Book 1 - A Soldier for Christmas LI 367 – Oct 06 - Kelly
Book 2 – Precious Blessings LI 383 – Feb 07 - Katherine
Book 3 – Every Kind of Heaven LI 387 – Mar 07 - Ava
Book 4 – Everyday Blessings LI 400 – Jun 07 - Aubrey
Book 5 – A McKaslin Homecoming LI 403 – Jul 07 - Lauren
Book 6 – Her Wedding Wish LI 447 – Jun 08 - Danielle
Book 7 – Her Perfect Man – LI 455 – Aug 08 - Rebecca
Book 8 – His Holiday Heart – LI 467 – Nov 08 - Spencer

2008 Harlequin 100,000 Book Challenge: 105 books read



  1. I've never heard of the series. Can you do an overview cap of what you liked about the Clan in the other books? Maybe as a supplemental review?

  2. Hi Kelly. Well, according to one of your recent posts, if you want the first thought was...What? Like I don’t have enough to do! LOL

    But, yesterday, I submitted my 2 entries to the Linda Howard contest. And, I finished the Sask Bird and Small Animal newsletter.

    So now I have some time left before hubby comes home and we watch movies and the Amazing Race for the rest of the afternoon and evening.

    Your question was a good one. Stay tuned...I’m working on the answer.

  3. LOL!!! Horror justified. I'd have the same response and head-smack moment.

    If you post it...ya know, like if you feel like it...I'd be interested in reading it. ;) If not, s'okay by me.


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