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She was wearing a Sabyasachi sari. But the Darlings are actually Ivy's family she kept her maiden name when marrying Nick Mason , so the series is actually about a big, loving, slightly crazy family. And that is definitely my kind of book. Nick and Ivy cannot have children and the void between them grows everyday. Ivy has worked so hard to hold her marriage together, constantly belittled and rebuffed by the aloof Nick. When three children are abandoned by their mother. Ivy and Nick take them in. The children and Ivy learning to mother them is the focus of the book. The three kids are so I loved reading about them joining Ivy and Nick's family, and the everyday line of laughter, love and disaster that families tread.
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Entwined in Ivy and Nick's story are the Darlings. This loud, loving family provide the perfect backdrop to the story and great possibilities for future books in the series. They also provide a stark contrast to the shocking-in-their-levels-of-self-absorption Mason family. Faith plays a great part in this story. Ivy and Nick are Christians, but putting those beliefs into action, caring for orphans, love and forgiveness, are sometimes easier preached than done.
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this story. The gentle themes of faith, forgiveness and restoring love are carried by great writing and vibrant characters. I can't wait to continue this series, both to see how Ivy and Nick and their three kids continue and with new main Darling characters. Find more reviews on my blog Madison's Library. May 11, Janet Reeves rated it it was amazing. What I mean is that the story is unique, yet charming—and full of hope. I really enjoyed reading it. Ivy also has three sisters. She also has an older brother. When Ivy discovers that the three children next door have been abandoned by their mother, however, she takes them into her home and convinces Nick to let them stay until the situation is resolved.
Nick is willing to let them stay, but he refuses to even consider the possibility of accepting them into his family permanently. The situation forces first Ivy, and then Nick, to face truths about their marriage and within their own hearts that must be resolved for the existence of their love. Personally, I loved the way that Ivy related to everyone in her world.
When circumstances tempt her to harden her heart, God confronts her and she responds in a beautiful way. Her insights in that climactic passage alone make the book worth reading, though the whole story is beautifully done. Jun 03, Beffer4 rated it it was amazing.
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I read this book on a plane and was genuinely sad to have to put it away to disembark. Each character drew me in and made me care about them. I cannot wait to get the next book in the series. May 18, Adriana rated it it was amazing Shelves: i-gave-it-five-stars , new-in I am not being the least bit biased when I say that I love this book to pieces. Aug 12, Melissa rated it it was amazing. Ivy and Nick have been married for six year. Being unable to conceive children has put a strain on their marriage. Enter the three abandoned children from next door and a family is born. Ivy and Nick agree to care fro the children for a few days until other arrangements can be made.
As days become weeks, weeks become months, Ivy and Nick realize that they are officially foster parents. But while Ivy's attachment to the children grows, the only thing growing on Nick is his attitude against Ivy and Ivy and Nick have been married for six year. But while Ivy's attachment to the children grows, the only thing growing on Nick is his attitude against Ivy and his marriage. It is not until Nick realizes that he may loose everything that he finally sees the light..
This book brings to light the complex issues of infertility, foster parenting, interracial families, foster parenting and in-law issues. While the book does cover these well, there were parts that were somewhat unrealistic. While maybe because their abandonment from their mother, most children in the foster care system do not accept the situation as easily. Seeing the development of characters was interesting. As first Nick seemed a little shallow and uncaring but like most when faced with a situation, he came through in the end.
I will await the next in the series in order to continue on the journey. I received this book through bookfun. Thank you!
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Aug 27, Elizabeth rated it it was amazing. All Right Here is a heartwarming tale about the Darling family. Ivy and Nick have been married for several years and their marriage is not as it seems. Ivy is unable to have children and her husband resents her for it and treats her coldly due to his resentment. Ivy feels responsible for not being able to give her husband children but tries to make the most of her situation. Then, one of their neighbors abandons her three children and the Darlings take them in for what they believe is only a few All Right Here is a heartwarming tale about the Darling family.
Then, one of their neighbors abandons her three children and the Darlings take them in for what they believe is only a few days. However, the few days turns into months as the neglectful mother is not easily found. While Ivy falls in love with the children, who have never had a stable life and good family, Nick refuses to become emotionally attached because they are not his children. But, is it too late for Nick to rekindle the love of his wife and save his marriage?
Will Nick be able to gain custody of the three children? I found this book to be very well-written and the characters, especially the children, to be likeable. This is a beautiful story about forgiveness and redemption. Jul 03, Cheri Swalwell rated it it was amazing.
I enjoyed Ivy from the beginning. I loved meeting the entire Darling clan and found the dynamics of both extended families quite interesting. One family considered themselves perfect while being extremely dysfunctional while the other family just was happy to be together but also had hidden problems that needed to be dealt with. She was so down to earth and reminded me of how easy it is to talk to God as a friend, all the time. I love the way the author depicted the three foster children that Ivy and Nick took in. Maybe I could relate even more as my kids stagger in the same combination, similar ages.
I was given this book for free in exchange for my honest review. Jun 09, Tima rated it really liked it. Ivy Darling can't have children. She wants to pursue adoption, but her husband is not cooperating. But one day three children are abandoned by their mother and Ivy takes them in. Her husband, Nick reluctantly agrees. But as the one year anniversary of their placement into the Darling family approaches, Nick realizes that his distance and reluctance may have pushed away the very family he now wants. I'm not usually a fan of family sagas. But this story was charming. It grew on me more and more as Ivy Darling can't have children.
It grew on me more and more as I turned the pages, until I found myself completely immersed. There are some serious issues that are brought out in the story. But the author handles them with finesse and love. A true picture of what family is supposed to be, scares and all, emerges as the story unfolds. I'm sure this book will be great as a stand alone book, but I'm definitely looking forward to reading more about this Darling family.
I received this book free of charge from Tyndale in exchange for my honest review. Jun 15, Sarah rated it really liked it. I really loved this book! I can't wait for the second book to come out in the Darling Family Series. This book is about a woman and her husband who struggle with infertility who find three neighborhood children homeless and left abandon by their mother.
Ivy and Nick decide to take the three children into their home and make them into a family. However the family faces more than just taking three kids off the street, they face drug addiction, marital strain, alcoholism, in-law issues, trust issue I really loved this book! However the family faces more than just taking three kids off the street, they face drug addiction, marital strain, alcoholism, in-law issues, trust issues and many things along the way that make this not so picture perfect. This book has so many moments of trusting God to work out the details.
Oh, I love this book because it depicts what can happen and does happen when people foster children, but it also shows the beauty of how God has a purpose for every situation he directs in our paths. Just loved this book. I received this book from the publisher through The Book Club Network. May 09, Karen rated it really liked it. Disclaimer: the author is a friend of mine, but she has not asked me to read her book, nor to review it here. I am a sucker for a good family saga, and this has all the hallmarks of the beginnings of a good family saga.
The book revolves around Ivy Darling and her husband Nick, and the changes that come into their lives following an act of kindness for the children next door. The plot is satisfyingly meaty but leaves plenty of questions to be answered in the next book, and the characters are wel Disclaimer: the author is a friend of mine, but she has not asked me to read her book, nor to review it here.
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The plot is satisfyingly meaty but leaves plenty of questions to be answered in the next book, and the characters are well drawn and feel real in their mixture of strengths and flaws. I am looking forward to reading the second instalment in this series over the summer - it will be the perfect book for a long sunny afternoon, a deckchair and a glass of wine, I'm sure. Feb 11, Marleen rated it really liked it.
Without realizing it, I became totally smitten with the entire Darling clan, beginning with Jane and Leander, and all their adult children, David, twins Ivy and Laura, Sephy and Amy, whose ages range between 30 and When the three children next door are abandoned by their mother, Ivy and Nick tak All Right Here by Carre Amstrong Gardner was a thoroughly enjoyable read.
It was so subtle, but it was surely there. The three kids, DeShaun 15 , Jada 10 , and Hammer 5 , were absolutely wonderful and they made the book come alive — and as Ivy grows more attached to the children, Nick refuses to accept their eclectic household as a permanent family. To be honest, I quite enjoyed the Christian theme that was woven in the story. It was not preachy, on the contrary, it made a lot of sense to me. Apr 23, Julie Barrett rated it really liked it. All Right Here by Carre Armstrong Gardner This book is about a husband and wife, Ivy and Nick, who after months of trying find she is not able to conceive.
He doesn't want to adopt but they are on many waiting lists. His parents want them to have children as their other kids have grandchildren for them to spoil. Ivy feels slighted among them and the sisters never allow her to become one of them. Ivy works in a bookstore and one day the children next door are still outside when she returns home from All Right Here by Carre Armstrong Gardner This book is about a husband and wife, Ivy and Nick, who after months of trying find she is not able to conceive. Ivy works in a bookstore and one day the children next door are still outside when she returns home from work.
She takes the colored children in and tend to their needs. The mother is nowhere to be found. Things tend to be a bit difficult, white raising black children but they do put a lot of effort forward. Child protective services helps them get guardianship and to track down the mother. Nick's not too keen on the kids staying there for an extended length of time but adjusts. The story also follows not only Ivys's twin sister Laura who is having an affair with her boss, and she's an alcoholic and uses drugs; but her other sisters and their families.
It's easy to keep track of who is who with all the family events. Lots of quotes from not only the Bible but poets. They all tend to pray before eating and call on God for other help along the way as emergencies arise. Enjoyed the read. I received this book from a contest I entered from Tynsdale House Publishers. Aug 05, Natacha Ramos rated it it was ok. I chose this book because of the beautiful cover and title. At first, I thought I was going to like it, but I had the hardest time connecting with the story and the characters.
I think paragraphs are too long and the story goes too slow; there is so much writing invested in things that doesn't make any difference. Most of the book is about very trivial stuff like birthday cakes and parties where nothing important really happens. Then, the very relevant stuff were treated without the depth they deser I chose this book because of the beautiful cover and title. Then, the very relevant stuff were treated without the depth they deserved. There were pontentially interesting points in the story but they were not developed properly.
Nevertheless, the book touches good things such as forgiveness, giving second chances, love and the importance of right choices. May 03, Lea rated it it was amazing. I loved this book! I had to say I was a bit concerned with it being a "Christian" book and feared it might be preachy or churchy. Not so. I appreciated the rawness of the characters and the relatable problems. No promises of happy ever after endings Feb 20, Elizabeth rated it liked it. The story could be better if it weren't so crowded with characters in crisis.
Some things resolved, some did not. I know life doesn't always resolve problems but we should at least see a direction and be given hope, or told to give up hope. Apr 05, C. Some difficult topics of infertility are covered in a realistic fashion. I enjoyed the characters and felt a connection with this family. The foster children were portrayed in a believable way and it was nice to see that the story showed just how much children can be affected when is this situation. I loved so much about this novel.
The writing style held my interest and I felt saddened at times and extremely happy at others. To me, this is a sign of a talented author. Gardner was able to draw ou Some difficult topics of infertility are covered in a realistic fashion. Gardner was able to draw out a lot of emotion from me. I look forward to reading the rest of this series. Jun 20, Heatherly Hardin rated it really liked it. How does one make a family? What happens when husband and wife disagree on this process?
These questions are at the heart of Gardner's poignant, thought-provoking novel. May 02, Kelly Grainger rated it it was amazing. Wonderfully written! Could not put it down! Mar 05, Beverly rated it really liked it. A sweet story that also had some tough topics played well by the various family members. I enjoyed the story more than I would have imagined. Dec 27, Heather rated it really liked it. What a sweet little read! May 17, Beverly rated it really liked it Shelves: funny-light-read , young-adult , women-s-lit , christian-author , contemporary , adventure , romance. The author, Carre Gardner, write stories "about the ordinary lives of ordinary people.
She believes every life is a fascinating drama, every person is the hero of his or her own story. Since this is very much a character driven story here is a list of a few of the persons the reader meets: Ivy Darling: Married seven years to Nick and unable to have children of her own.
Nick Mason: Husband of Ivy, whom he resents for depriving him of having children of his own. Jane Darling: Mother of five Darling children, all adults, but still a close knit family. Like many mothers, she worries and prays over her brood. Laura Darling: Ivy's twin sister, but unlike her in many ways. She is restless and flirts dangerously with boundaries. She has a crush on her handsome married boss, Max. Amy Darling: Jane's youngest daughter, started college, and a bit restless like her sister Laura. Esme: The college student manager of Parchments bookstore where Ivy works part-time.
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Leander Darling: Father of the Darling family, the wise and loving husband and Dad. Ruby Mason: Nick's mother who has never liked Ivy and is always hinting how much she would love grandchildren. Sephy Darling: Another daughter of Jane and Leander, goes to college in Ohio, works as a nurse's aid, and has always been overweight. She has never been on a date.
David Darling: The only boy in the Darling family, is 30 and still unmarried, which worries his mother. Grace Chapel: The church where both the Darling and Mason families attend. The entire Darling family sing together and many play instruments for some of the church services. Lily Allen: The mother of three children who live next door to Ivy and Nick. She disappeared shortly after moving in, abandoning her children. DeShaun Johnson: The oldest of the three abandoned children; he is 14 with a knack for cooking.
Jada Lovett: DeShaun's 9 year old sister. She has a lovely singing voice. Hammer Hernandez: Jada and Deshaun's 6 year old brother. He had never been properly potty trained. She set up Ivy and Nick as foster parents for the three children when their mother did not return. Milo: DeShaun's geeky best friend at school and self proclaimed Jew. Jessica, Angela, Tiffany: Nick's three married sisters who have never liked Ivy and exclude her at every family get together they attend.
Jonathon Blackfeather: Ivy took a pottery class through adult education to give herself some "me" time as counterbalance to all the time spent with her three foster children. Ivy and Jonathon, the instructor, become friends.
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For a little while, Ivy is tempted to be more than a friend. While the storyline at first seemed slow to develop, it didn't take long before I was engrossed in the many layers of the Darling and Mason family dramas. Once Ivy and Nick became foster parents to DeShaun, Jada and Hammer, their laid back predictable lives were turned upside down. They were thrown into the deep waters of parenting without the benefits of easing into the shallow waters first. By the time the couple gained their stride, it was difficult for me to put the book down, even to sleep.
The story is filled with trials, lessons and hard-earned victories. I found it hard to predict what would happen next. The author successfully brings the reader along for the ride. By the time the authorities finally found the children's mother, nearly a year later, they all knew they would be staying with Ivy and Nick for a long time to come. And while the main conflict is eventually resolved, many other subplots in the book remain unresolved giving the impression that there may be more books to follow.
The next Darling family novel is slated to come out in the Fall of I am looking forward to reading more from this author. If you like character driven stories, with events that make you think, then you'll like this book. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Jul 01, Mary rated it really liked it Shelves: book-challenge , contemporary , dig-rev-copy , on-my-kindle , netgalley , christian-fiction.
I cannot begin to say how much I enjoyed this very ordinary story about an ordinary family that goes through extraordinary changes over a period of eighteen months or so. This is a story about a blended family that, despite all odds, learns to accept changes, FIGHTS to stay together, and lives according to God's wishes. There are challenges, as in most families, and that's what makes this story real.
Ivy and Nick are a childless couple who have struggled to conceive without success. They live a c I cannot begin to say how much I enjoyed this very ordinary story about an ordinary family that goes through extraordinary changes over a period of eighteen months or so. They live a comfortable life, in a comfortable home. Next door, a black American family struggles.
The mother, Lily Allen, disappears, leaving three children to fend for themselves.
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