Dating, Dining, and Desperation (A Dear Daphne Novel)
Title: Dating, Dining, and Desperation (A Dear Daphne Novel)
Author: Melody Carlson
Daphne Ballinger is required to marry within the next year in order to inherit her eccentric late aunt’s sizable estate. She also must take over Aunt Dee’s newspaper advice column. Though a socialite neighbor tries to help Daphne find a perfect man even if it includes speed dating, she finds greater rewards in helping a young, parentless girl with an ailing grandmother.
But knowing and accepting that God’s will be done becomes harder when a new neighbor, a divorced socialite, learns of Daphne’s predicament and takes on the task of finding her the perfect man, even if it includes speed dating. When God does open Daphne’s heart, it is instead to take in a young girl left parentless and in the care of her dying grandmother. It may be a temporary arrangement until the girl’s uncle returns from the Marines, but God uses Daphne to speak His heavenly love and protection into the life of the child—whom Daphne soon discovers has a very handsome and single uncle.