Baggage Claim: Book Review



There had to be at least one healthy branch on his family tree…

Who can he trust?

Ben Taylor, widower and father of four lively children, enjoys his easy, uncomplicated life. He likes his work and has a competent nanny to manage his household. Everything is good until he decides to seek out his biological parents and discovers a family tree with tangled roots and broken branches.
His comfortable life crumbles when he gets caught up in a criminal network of fraud and conspiracy at his new job. When Ben is forced into a dangerous alliance, he scrambles to find a safe situation and protection for his children before setting out to clear his name—all without getting himself killed in the process.

A nanny with a past…
Becoming a nanny was the perfect solution when Teresa Cooper needed a place to hide ten years ago, but now that she’s no longer in danger, she’s ready to move on and make a new life for herself. When Ben asks her to take the children to an unknown relative in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, she finds herself in hiding again, this time with four children in tow.
As the children explore the wilderness of the Upper Peninsula, Teresa begins to wonder about God’s plan for her future. Who is this stranger Ben trusts with his children? Why here? Can a city-bred nanny find joy in this wild corner of God’s creation?
My Thoughts 💭 :
This was the first  📙 I read by Cathe Swanson and I was delighted! If you have children or interact with some regularly, you will appreciate the humor in the scenerios Cathe creates with these energetic children. I have 2 girls that can make me want to pull out my hair, so I can just imagine 4 kiddos! The story unfolds slowly in the beginning,  but then picks up the pace,  and at the end there are so many twists and turns with suspense you can’t put the book down. I really enjoyed the chapters she dedicates to the ‘villians’, knowing their thoughts would put me on edge or make me want to jump in the book to warn the characters! The unexpected ending was perfect and I can’t wait to read the next 📙 in the series :). This is a good read for anyone who likes to read about scandals or finds humor in the tough duties of caring for children. Fun fact is that while reading this book I found myself repeating the nanny’s prayer, ‘make me sweet’…except I would 🙏 it going into my work lol 😂.
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