When her manager-boyfriend convinces her to partner with a local organization, she begins volunteering with a summer youth program. The program's director, Silas Whittaker, challenges her at every turn, but she swiftly grows more attached to the kids--and him--every day.
As Molly experiences an acceptance unlike anything she's known, she wrestles with the lies she's been believing about herself for years. She thought she knew what mattered most in life, but maybe she's had it wrong this whole time, and there's more to being truly seen than what she's built her entire life on.
I love that Molly, in serving others, finds a contentment that she didn't think was possible. Silas's deep commitment to God and his fellow man is truly inspirational, and he is easily one of the best male characters ever! Deese's focus on foster-care and the need for mentorship of older teens leave a powerful message, and her take on social media certainly offers food for thought.
Nicole Deese has crafted an absolutely stunning book, and she is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. I highly recommend All That Really Matters to all who enjoy contemporary Christian romance.
I received a copy of this book from the author. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nicole Deese is a Carol Award winner and a RITA and INSPY Award finalist. When she's not working on her next contemporary Christian romance novel, she can usually be found reading one by a window overlooking the inspiring beauty of the Pacific Northwest. She lives in small-town Idaho with her happily-ever-after hubby, two rambunctious sons, and princess daughter with the heart of a warrior. Find her online at http://www.nicoledeese.com.