More Than Words

Volume 7


Michael feels lost and all alone. This is something that years ago social worker Julia felt. The difference is that Michael, a little boy watching his big brother die, has someone to watch over him. His favorite baseball player is one she never expected to see again in her life. Yet for Michael she will sacrifice anything to see him happy again even for a little while. Kyle never expected to see Julia again but knows second chances are rare even for players like him. Can he convince her that he's never stopped loving her?


Verna is tired of working with the social services and dreams of doing something more. Now that she is living her dreams and helping those in need she has no time for love. Ronald is just like her always working yet one conference with her and he feels a connection he has never felt before. Her Family Reconnect Program is great and brings new things in his life. Things he never expected. Can he convince Verna that together they can overcome anything in life?


Ellie is a woman who is determined to prove to everyone she can do whatever she sets her mind to. In this case changing a tire might be her breaking point when she meets her ex of many years ago, Jack. He is still the same but hotter than ever and this distracts Ellie. Her whole goal is to make sure her students see that they don't need a man to feel wanted. Yet Jack makes her feel wanted and knows that she could succumb to his charms all over again. Can she fight her desires and be strong once again?

Okay of all three stories I liked Carly Phillips, COMPASSION CAN'T WAIT, best. I felt for Michael for here is a teenager going through hard things and he only wants to be happy. All three stories though had a theme going on that is worthy of investing your time in. You have to get the book to see how each author did a great job in creating a story around the programs in the anthology. You get three talented authors with great minds and imaginations. It's no wonder this was a great anthology to read with 3 well know authors. It's also for a good cause. I just loved it.

Book Blurb for More Than Words

Each and every one of us has the ability to effect change—to make our world a better place. The dedicated women selected as this year's recipients of Harlequin's More Than Words award have changed lives, one good deed at a time. To celebrate their accomplishments, some of our bestselling authors have honored the winners by writing stories inspired by these real-life heroines.

We hope More Than Words inspires you to get in touch with the real-life heroine living inside of you.

In Carly Phillips's Compassion Can't Wait, two high school sweet hearts are reunited years later, as if by fate, and discover that if you believe in yourself and each other, anything is possible.

Donna Hill's Someplace Like Home tells the story of how one woman's dream becomes reality, as three special people learn that it's never too late to form a loving family.

In Jill Shalvis's What the Heart Wants, an honorable man must learn to forgive himself to regain the trust of the ded icated teacher who is the love of his life.

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2011 4.50