Friday, May 11, 2012

Donovan's Angel (Donovan's of the Delta #1) by Peggy Webb

When Martie Fleming breezed into small town Pontotoc, Mississippi, determined to settle down and teach jazzercise in her home studio, she never expected to land next door to the minister. She never expected her playful golden retriever to steal his shorts right off the clothes line. And she certainly never expected to fall in love. 

Everybody in town would agree they are so wrong for each other – everybody but Paul Donovan. With her gypsy outfits, her lively music and her irrepressible spirit, Martie is exactly the angel the preacher needs. But can he convince her? Can their love and his career survive the small town gossip and the fireworks Martie creates wherever she goes?

Type: Inspirational Romance
Heat: 2 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5

I really enjoyed Donovan's Angel. It's a sweet, charming, has a little humor mixed in and a lot of small town drama. Paul, who's the town preacher, is going about his business when his new neighbor falls into his life. Literally. As in, right out of a tree and into his garden. Martie's a tree climbing jazzercise teacher that plays baseball with the guys and wears wild crazy clothes. And Paul, he's completely and utterly smitten with this woman whose puppy who keeps stealing his things and bringing them home to his mistress. His purple socks, favorite boxers, every marigold in his flowerbeds. 

I loved Martie and Paul as a couple. The two are so different from one another but absolutely perfect together. Martie's a free spirit wild child who fully embraces life balances Paul's quiet reserved soul. He's grounded, loves what he does and has a gentle, easy going spirit.
"You like playing with fire, don't you, Paul?" 
"Only since I met you."           
Their relationship/courtship is really adorable. Martie is always trying to walk away from Paul because she doesn't think she's proper enough for a minister but Paul knows from the start that Martie is his future and the man gives chase. Just couldn't help but smile at his determination to win Martie over. He likes her just how she is, loud "honky tonk music", wild clothes, scandalous moments, the whole package. He just has to convince her that it doesn't matter what the town thinks. And man the little biddies in town make it rough on them. 

This is short story and an older one. Was written back in 1986 plus it's kinda sorta a Christian romance so it's fairly tame and not nearly as racy as today's mainstream romance books tend to be. I kind of liked having a little change of pace and things being left to the imagination just a bit. Was a nice read about finding where you belong and overcoming small town opinions. Loved it!

Donovan's Angel is the first of 5 books in the Donovan's of the Delta series and is a free read from B&N and Amazon right now!

Get your copy at:      Amazon       Barnes&Noble 

So, do yall like all of your books hot and steamy or do you like a nice mix when it comes to what you read?!


  1. Ah, this one does sound sweet.

    Thanks for sharing!


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