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Book Review and GIVEAWAY: Buying Love by Toni Shiloh

16Will money ruin everything?

Nina Warrenton is ready for the next step in her life plan—marriage, but no one has proposed. Taking matters into her hand, she places an ad in the newspaper hoping to entice a willing stranger. But when she begins to fall for the small-town chef, she realizes how much she wants him to love her and not her money.

Dwight Williams needs fast cash to save the family restaurant. When he sees Nina’s monetary offer for a husband, he goes for it. He’s determined to save the legacy his dad left him, but can he let it go to prove his love for her?

Can Nina and Dwight find true love, once money has entered the equation?

What I Loved: I’ve always been a sucker for a mail-order bride type of story. In Buying Love, Toni explores the idea of putting in an ad for a husband in a contemporary setting. From page one, she had me smiling…and hungry. Dwight co-owns a family restaurant and the talk about food will keep your mouth watering while the story keeps you engaged. The characters are fun and REAL. And the messages in the book: discovering and following God’s plan for your life and finding your worth in Christ is comforting and applicable.
Buying Love was a smooth story, just perfect for curling up with on a fall day. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

Rating and Recommendation: I recommend Buying Love to anyone who enjoys Christian Contemporary Fiction and I am giving it 5 stars.

~I received a copy from Celebrate Lit. I was not compensated for this review. All thoughts are my own.

GIVEAWAY: Toni Shiloh is hosting a giveaway for a $50 Amazon Giftcard in celebration of her new release. Follow the link to enter.

Here’s a quick word from the author. I love the way she describes her purpose here and just had to share it with you! 

Hi, Reader Friends!! I’m so excited to be here at Celebrate Lit for the kick off of my new release, Buying Love. I wrote this book last year for National November Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). In one month, I managed to write a little over 50,000 words. However, that’s not why this book holds a special place in my heart. No, it’s the message in the story.

Nina Warrenton has struggled with being alone in life. Thus, she decides to take matters into her own hand and places an ad for a husband, complete with a monetary offer. What seemed like an intelligent and simplistic way to get a husband, soon proves to have a multitude of complications. Not only that, but Nina has to discover who God is in her life and the body of Christ fits into that.

Y’all have you ever felt alone in a room full of people? Or felt isolated? Or maybe you’re an orphan…whatever your background, I hope that this book shows you that God loves you. He loves you so much, He’s adopted you into the body of Christ. So if you’re a believer, we’re family. As a person who always wanted a friend and lots of family, that’s music to my soul. It’s what I wanted Nina to discover and what I hope the readers discover.

Ephesians 1:4-6, “According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love: having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He hath made us accepted in the beloved” (KJV).

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