About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

All That Really Matters by Nicole Deese

All That Really MattersABOUT THE BOOK

Molly McKenzie's bright personality and on-trend fashion and beauty advice have earned her an impressive social media following, as well as a big paycheck each month. When her manager-turned-boyfriend says she has an audition to appear as a host on a makeover show that nominates underprivileged youth, her dream of further fame seems to be coming true. There's just one catch: she has little experience interacting with people in need.

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.

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This is an amazing book! From the beautiful cover to the inspiring story inside, All That Really Matters will take your breath away and forever stay in your heart and mind. There are so many emotions in the 400-plus pages. Sadness and tears. Joy and laughter. Despair and fear. Hope and faith. A search for meaning that turns Christian teachings into a fountain of deep belief.

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.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars 


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.

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