This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Wisdom Tree
White Rose Publishing (September 19, 2012)
Mary Manners


A Word from the Author:
I live in the beautiful foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee with my husband, Tim, and our teen-aged daughter, Danni. Also with us are Lucky and Gus – the two cherished cats we rescued from local animal shelters.

I’m a member of the Romance Writers of America and Smoky Mountain Romance Writers. During the school year, I teach middle-schoolers reading and Algebra. When I have free time, I love to garden, take long walks with my husband, and read romance novels in a hammock beneath century-old shade trees.

I write romance novels for White Rose Publishing. If you’d like to visit, I have an author page there, as well. That’s where you’ll find everything there is to know about my books.

I also have author pages at the following locations. Do come by and spend some time with me there!


Sometimes the last thing we think we need is exactly what God has planned

After the death of his parents, Jake Samuels has enough on his plate—including a fledgling church to lead and a mischievous younger brother to raise. The last thing he needs is a rambunctious woman to contend with.

Carin O’Malley is dealing with the death of her brother and a new job as an English teacher at East Ridge Middle School where Corey Samuels reigns as King of Chaos. The last thing she needs is to fall in love…especially with a handsome and complicated preacher like Corey’s brother Jake.

But when Corey’s antics toss Carin and Jake together, the two must draw from God’s wisdom to find refuge in His perfect plan.


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If you would like to read the first chapter of Wisdom Tree, go HERE.



Wisdom Tree is a story of three people who have something in common – each of them has recently suffered the tragic loss of close family members and each is dealing with the loss in a different manner. Jake and Corey have lost their parents in a terrible accident and older brother/pastor Jake is finding that his best efforts to raise 13-year-old Corey are not even close to adequate. After the deaths of her mother and younger brother as well as the betrayal of her fiance, Carin has left her home in Nashville to teach Middle School in a small Tennessee mountain town. Her attempts to help her student Corey bring her in frequent contact with Jake whose calm demeanor and faith begin to affect Carin’s life in a positive way.

Wisdom Tree is a very readable book with a faith-filled, genuine plot. Characters are down-to-earth and well rounded. It was easy to identify with each of the characters and their struggles. The romantic angle is sweet and progressed naturally. I enjoyed this book and would recommend it.