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Love can make life complicated... Sports teacher Fraser Maclean has worked with Sarah Browne for eight months at their Edinburgh high school. She's not involved with anyone else, and she seems to enjoy his company, so why won’t the pretty trainee teacher see him outside school? Despite their attraction, he has to take no for an answer. Besides, he wants a simple, uncomplicLove can make life complicated... Sports teacher Fraser Maclean has worked with Sarah Browne for eight months at their Edinburgh high school. She's not involved with anyone else, and she seems to enjoy his company, so why won’t the pretty trainee teacher see him outside school? Despite their attraction, he has to take no for an answer. Besides, he wants a simple, uncomplicated life, and he suspects Sarah is far from uncomplicated. Sarah’s worked hard to control her feelings for Fraser and keep him at arm’s length. He’s kind, athletic, funny, and he appeals to her like no other man, but she can’t trust he’ll love her enough to share her burdens and stick around when things get tough. They’re safer staying friends. That’s enough. It has to be. When they build a sensory garden at their church together, he discovers the real reason she won’t date. Caring for her ill mother dominates Sarah’s days and nights. Getting involved with her means things will get a whole lot of complicated. No more simple life. And Sarah still won’t trust him with her biggest secret of all. Can the two teachers learn God’s lessons in love, or will fear and doubt keep them apart? 33,000 words, 144 paperback pages The Macleans books #1 & 2 show Fraser's older brother Mac and sister Catriona finding the partners God intends for them. But there's no need to read their stories first. Each book is a complete-in-itself romance. Faith, hope, and heartwarming - inspirational romance to make you smile! ...

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ISBN : 28539839
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Number of Pages : 117 Pages
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a lesson in love Reviews

  • Wilani Wahl
    2018-09-06 21:23

    Very tender story. Emotional provoking with a wonderful ending. I loved the characters and will be sad to see them go. I loved the spiritual emphasis and look forward to reading more from this author.

  • Marvy Herrera
    2018-09-04 23:23

    Beautiful!!. Can't wait to read Brodie story!😉

  • June
    2018-08-25 19:18

    This was a great story. Some good surprises. And fast paced. A nice story to curl up to.

  • Julia Wilson
    2018-09-03 23:10

    A Lesson In Love by Autumn Macarthur is book three in the Maclean's series but can be read as a stand-alone. It is a sweet Christian contemporary romance.There are several themes within the novel and a major one is that of doing life alone. Sarah's mother is ill. Sarah tries to carry all the weight on her shoulders. In the past people and even her church have let her down. Sarah now has trust issues, with the run off being that Sarah lives her life in isolation, just her and her Mum. She is reluctant to let others in and she won't even rely on God. She relies purely on herself, giving herself a burden that she was never meant to carry.This life of isolation means that Sarah has unintentionally shrunk hers and her mother's lives. Each time she refuses help, she increases their isolation. What will it take for Sarah to ask for or accept help? Sarah believes that "I have to stay strong. Accepting help will make me weak." This reminds the reader that if we will just let Him in, God's power is made perfect in our weakness.Autumn Macarthur presents a wonderful study of how the community of believers should act. "God sends other people into our lives for a reason." Life was never meant to be done alone. When believers work together to help and support each other, that is love in action.As with previous novels, the theme of special needs is introduced. Sarah designs a sensory garden for the church, so that everyone can enjoy it. Fraser has an older brother with special needs. Autumn Macarthur shows that everyone is part of God's plan. He never makes mistakes. No one is more or less worthy in His world. And "real winning is about being all we were created to be."Autumn Macarthur also presents the sensitive subject of Alzheimer's and dementia. She shows the patience needed for the carers, and the sadness that exists for the person who is no longer functioning as they once did. Autumn Macarthur shows how important it is to accept the help of others and to trust them. There are some very touching moments presented within the novel.I absolutely love all of Autumn Macarthur's books. They are extremely heart warming and leave the reader feeling good about themselves and life. I can't wait for her next book to come out.

  • Stacey
    2018-08-30 01:07

    One of the reasons I enjoy reading Autumn Macarthur’s work is she isn’t afraid to tackle tough relationship issues while adding a full measure of faith. A few topics in her novellas include working with disabled children, dealing with Alzheimer’s disease, the challenges of being a caretaker, and being homeless. She manages to capture the struggle and despair the characters face, while also capturing the courage and strength that defines them as well. She brings a full measure of grace to her stories, guiding her flawed characters to look to the One who can give them rest, renewal, and hope for each day. Add a healthy dose of love and sweet romance and you have a story that touches the heart to the core. A Lesson in Love, part of The Maclean series, introduces us to Sarah Browne who carries the weight of being the sole caretaker for her mother who has Alzheimer’s disease. Sarah tries to do what is best for her mother at all times, often sacrificing her own dreams to do it. Sarah is exhausted, as each day brings new challenges to keeping her mother safe, and redirecting her confusion. Enter Fraser Maclean. He wants a simple, uncomplicated life. He’s sees beauty in Sarah that draws him to her, but Sarah pushes him away trying to protect him from her burden. What will happen when Fraser discovers her secret and realizes Sarah’s life is more complicated than he expects? Be sure to read the book to find out!Note to readers: Autumn Macarthur books are classified as novellas. This means they are generally shorter, condensed stories. I sometimes find myself thinking that events happen ‘too quickly’ in this type of book to be believable. Therefore I caution and encourage readers to focus on the story topic, not the speed at which events are occurring.

  • T. Rosado
    2018-09-20 20:07

    5 EMOTIONAL AND HOPEFUL STARS!!I was wowed by the depth of this 116 page novella. I was very invested in Fraser and Sarah's story and found it to be an emotional read at times. I am particular when it comes to reading novellas, because I like lots of depth, details and development. All three facets where provided in this sweet story which made it work well as a novella. A Lesson in Love takes place during a week in the life of our couple, but we get enough back story to see the development of their friendship and what leads them to where they are now. The back story helps makes the romance believable. Ultimately, what made me truly love this story was Fraser and Sarah's reliance on the Word of God, Godly counsel, and the Holy Spirit's prompting. This is why I read Christian fiction. Thank you Autumn!I received a free copy in return for an honest review.

  • Alexa Verde
    2018-09-03 21:09

    Each story by Autumn Macarthur is inspirational and deeply emotional. Each story also has a sweet romance that is meant to touch people's hearts. A Lesson in Love is no exception. Fraser and Sarah are not looking for love and commitment. Fraser likes his life simple and uncomplicated - or so he says. Sarah's life revolves around taking care of her mother and dealing her own scary prognosis. But Fraser and Sarah need to rely on God's will and learn a very important lesson... It takes a great talent of Ms. Macarthur to write a story about a tremendously sad issue of Alzheimer's with such empathy and kindness. A Lesson in Love is a very real and beautiful story that I believe will reach the hearts of many readers.

  • Cathy
    2018-09-17 22:23

    I am a big fan of Autumn Macarthur. You can count on her books being heart touching and having spiritual depth without being preachy. This book is a true treasure as the heroine, Sarah, is dealing with a mother with early on-set Alzheimer's. The hero, Fraser, has to decide if he can deal with this type of complicated relationship. I adored Sarah and Fraser as they were flawed characters yet has such strength of character. Although they were not perfect, they learn that life can be "messy" and "complicated", but that love can still grow. I highly recommend this sweet, inspirational story. I was given an ARC of this book from the author for an honest review.

  • Bhriv
    2018-08-22 22:23

    A Lesson in Love, written by Autumn Macauthur was a really nice read.My favorite character in this book is Fraser. He's a Pastor's son and was raised in a home with a brother that was medically challenged and always wanted life to be simple and uncomplicated... enters Sarah who has had nothing but a complicated life. She's a fellow gym teacher at Fraser's school where he also teaches gym, and they both attend the same church. If Sarah tells Fraser of her challenges in her life, she's sure he'll take off. Interesting twists brought into light by Macaurthur. I was gifted this book in exchange for my honest review.

  • Ann
    2018-08-31 00:30

    This is another one from this author that I thoroughly enjoyed. This story follows Fraser and Sarah, fellow school teachers, as they discover their love for each other. It is also a beautiful story showing that true to life love is not always a smooth road and that love also means accepting and working through the difficulties that life can bring, and that when Christ is the center of the relationship obstacles can be overcome. I read this story as a part of Love Blossoms, a collection of novellas, and I was given a copy of the collection in return for an honest review.

  • Susan
    2018-09-18 23:20

    This was such a good story. The author did such a great job of bringing Fraser and Sarah to life and make me love them. I could really relate to some of the things that Fraser was trying to teach Sarah, especially that it is ok to let others know what is going on and asking for help. This is the third book in a series but it stands alone. I have not read the first two and didn’t have any problem. I would definitely recommend this book.I received an e-copy of this book in the Love Blossoms collection in exchange for my honest review.

  • Phyllis
    2018-08-27 01:11

    I was happy to receive a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I really appreciated the way that this story of Fraser and Sarah dealt with serious issues, yet in a way that was hopeful and not at all depressing. It was a story about learning about what love really means and also about trusting God with a known yet unknown future.As with all of Autumn Macarthur's books, this romance was clean, realistic, and full of faith, though not preachy.

  • Robin
    2018-08-24 20:22

    This is a story of independence to the nth degree. Never mind that Christians are called to help one another, Sarah can't quite see her way clear to open herself to allow others in. As the story progresses, Fraser has the opportunity to reach out regardless of Sarah pushing him away. What happens makes for a truly wonderful story. Highly recommend this story. I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

  • Debbie
    2018-09-20 00:31

    I had the honor to review this wonderful book for the author. Sarah tries to keep her personal problems to herself and she is struggling. When she finally realized that Fraser and Mary are there to help her her life will change. You will feel God working throughout this beautiful story. This book deserves a higher rating than a 5 star. You won't be able to stop reading this book.

  • McCoy
    2018-09-07 18:30

    Love this author's writing!Being a senior citizen and God loving woman, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother this is the kind of writings I treasure.. thank you Autumn.. I hope to have this clean style of your writings to read, as long as I am on earth! Have you tried this style with mystery writing?? That I would also enjoy! Thanks again, Autumn

  • Crissy
    2018-09-15 22:27

    Bummed to find out I had grabbed book 3 first, but overall it didn't really matter just gives me two more books to look for soon. It flowed well and I felt for the characters. Loved that the story was about taking a chance of life.

  • Lydia
    2018-09-01 18:05

    Fun novel with a great lesson on real love's devotion