Thankful for Love


Quanna is putting herself through school, but she is working two jobs and still not making ends meet. She is also helping her mother take care of her disabled brother.  When Jack mentions at the nursing home that he is looking for a “kid wrangler”, Quanna knows this is her dream job. Quanna is at once attracted to her new employer and although she loves his children, she tries to avoid him to keep her growing feelings at bay. How is she to continue to work for this handsome hunk, especially when she finds that her feelings are reciprocated?


This is a touching tale, but one that has been told many times before: a man falling for the nanny of his children. The characters are unique, especially because Quanna is an Indian, which throws the subject of prejudice as a curve ball into the story. Although an important theme, it overshadows all else in the novel, including the love story. It’s also interesting that a disabled character is introduced in this piece. Ms. Bird isn’t afraid to add flavor to her piece by using unconventional characters. This is an easy read that flows quickly, a real page turner. There is comic relief to break up the scenes when tensions start running too high. This is a beautifully written novel that makes the reader feel good for having gotten to know the characters.


Belinda Wilson