Dee Hendersonís first published novel, The Marriage Wish, has been reprinted for her many fans. On his thirty-eighth birthday, bachelor Scott Williams feels the loneliness thatís been creeping up on him for years, and he makes a wish that God will bring him a wife. Then he meets author Jennifer St. James, a widow still deeply grieving her husbandís death three years before. Her faith crushed by tragedy, Jennifer isnít sure anything can remove her pain, but Scott determines to help bring healing into her life. Jennifer knows, though, that the secret sheís kept could destroy their fragile relationship altogether.
While Hendersonís writing has improved over the years, this novel shows the start of her distinctive character style. The Marriage Wish is not a suspense novel, but there are some parallels between it and Danger in the Shadows Ė the heroine is an author with grief in her past, and she has vivid flashbacks. Readers who enjoy Hendersonís thrilling plots may be disappointed in this pure romance, but women should enjoy the tender story. -- Katie Hart, Christian Book Previews.com
As Scott Williamsí thirty-eighth birthday dawned, he was at the top of his game. Or was he? Successful, blessed with friends and a rich faith, his life seemed perfect to others but something was missingóa family of his own to love.
After making a birthday wish to meet the woman of his dreams, Scott encountered enchanting author Jennifer St. James strolling along the beach. But beneath her beauty lay a heart mourning her late husband and a faith once deep, now fragile. Could Scottís hopes and prayers bring fulfillment for both of their dreams?