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Trade Paperback
320 pages
Mar 2007
Harvest House Publishers

Too Good to Be True

by Trish Perry

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In Trish Perry’s novel Too Good to be True, Ren, a friendly elementary school teacher who is looking for Mr. Right, is surrounded by an affectionate family and friends every reader would love to have. However, when Truman Sayers is thrust into her life after a fainting episode at Wal-Mart, Ren has more to think about than her boorish ex-husband and the romantic heartbreak of her past. Suddenly, Ren has found herself entangled in Tru's life... and has realized that he has become entangled in hers.

With her appealing ensemble of friends by her side, Ren overcomes many personal and situational obstacles with humility, if not grace. Putting the past in the past, struggling with the Sayers family's initial dislike of her, and strategizing to find another way to provide a home for a small boy who is in dire need of one, Ren somehow manages to find time for a little romance, too.

Trish Perry's endearing characters, realistic dialogue, and unobtrusive descriptions make Too Good To Be True a quick, entertaining story with humor and heart. Not only does Perry provide a great example of a patient, genuine, fallible boyfriend, but her book shows characters working through real problems before they reach their goals. This book is a must for any modern romance collection. -- Meg D. R. Tepfer, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

Trish Perry, author of the charming novel The Guy I’m Not Dating, follows up with a contemporary, humorous tale of how love and life unfold in surprising ways.

Rennie Young, heroine of Too Good to Be True, meets the gallant Truman Sayers after she faints in the boys’ department of the local super store. Despite this unromantic introduction, Tru Sayers, a handsome young labor–and–delivery nurse, seems like a gift from God. But a recent divorce and other life disappointments cause Ren to question whether she can trust her heart and God.

This clever novel encourages readers to lean on God’s leading and to be open to life after the hurt—even when it seems too good to be true.