All That Really Matters by Nicole Deese
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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Can I first say how much I love this cover? It is stunning in its simplicity yet grabs your attention. I am a sucker for a good cover and this is one of the best.
Not to mention this is an amazing story. I was intrigued with Molly McKenzie from the beginning. This is my first read from this author and it was a good one. Molly is an influencer for beauty brands so she has that air about her that many successful young influencers have. Not that I am belittling them in anyway. As a stepping stone to something more Molly applies to mentor girls at The Bridge, a place for aged-out foster kids. While Silas Whittaker, the director of program, has a dream to to accommodate more youth into his program and help them mature into responsible adults.
I enjoyed both Molly and Silas very much. When they finally finally turned control of their lives over to God I knew he was going to make great things happen. Molly begins to see the difference she makes in the lives of the girls and in doing that she finds her purpose in life and it isn’t searching for fortune and fame.
As I said this such a wonderful story and I am so glad that I read it. I came away feeling good about the whole thing. It is very clever and well written. In my opinion it is a must read for 2021.
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I love the unique colorful cover. It would catch my attention! The book sounds like a good read about a woman finding out about what’s really important in life.
Judy Thomas says
It sounds like an amazing read. Thank you for sharing it!
Kari B says
Sounds like an inspiring romance read. Such a great combination.
It is a great cover. Too bad you didn’t like the book (HA!)
Melissa Storms says
This does sound like a great read and very relevant to right now.
Kelly Kimmell says
I think the cover is great and it sounds like an intriguing storyline. Sounds good.
I too love the cover! The summer youth program setting is so fresh and makes for the perfect read this time of year.
This sounds like one I would enjoy reading and the cover is nice.
Christina Gould says
I love the cover. I’ll bet that took some work for the photographer. Thanks for posting!
Victoria Alexander says
Sounds like a wonderful book, thanks for sharing!
Dandi D says
This sounds like an interesting story to read!
cover is colorful
Antoinette M says
Lovely cover. Thanks for the review.
Sandy C. says
It is an eye-grabbing cover! Also (and more important than the cover), I love to read beauty reviews, and the influencers that tell us about them. And to think that one would make a real difference in the lilves of girls,
besides telling them which is the best mascara! I do look forward to reading this, thanks!
Eva Millien says
Sounds like a great romance. Thanks for sharing your review and have a wonderful day!
That is indeed a great cover
Thanks for the great review and excerpt. The book sounds like a wonderful read. Beautiful cover!
I like the premise – learning what really matters
Bea LaRocca says
Thank you for sharing your amazing review of All that Really Matters, this sounds like a wonderful story and I am looking forward to reading it myself