About the Book
Humiliated after her broken engagement, Claire Montgomery flees her comfortable life in San Francisco for a teaching position in Pine Creek, Washington, a dot of a town nestled in the rugged Cascade Mountains. She’s determined to succeed—for once in her life—only to discover, upon her arrival, that success will have to be won. Thanks to a school board error, two teachers have been hired.
When scandal forces professor Barrett Clarke from his position, he returns to Pine Creek where his uncle, chairman of the school board, sets forth an irresistible offer: teach one year in return for ranchland. For this would-be rancher, nothing is more tempting than resurrecting his childhood dream, and nothing can deter him from earning that land.
Except perhaps Claire Montgomery. Losing the battle for the classroom means losing the ranchland, but winning may mean losing Claire’s heart.
About the Author
A native of Washington State, Sondra Kraak grew up playing in the rain, hammering out Chopin at the piano, and running up and down the basketball court. Now settled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children, blogging about spiritual truths, and writing historical romance set in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She delights in sharing stories that not only entertain, but nourish the soul. Her debut novel, One Plus One Equals Trouble, was an ACFW Genesis semi-finalist (2015) and the winner of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference Unpublished Women’s Fiction Award (2015).
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My Review: "One Plus One Equals Trouble" by Sondra Kraak was a joy to read. I strongly recommend it to anyone wanting a clean love story. It is also filled with some laugh out loud scenes. I think I liked this story so much because it is about teachers, which my dream for a long time was to become a teacher.I literally read this book in one day,yes, it was because this review was due for the tour, but I believed I would have read it in one setting even if not for this review because I had to see which teacher won the job.This book is the first book in (Love That Counts) series and I can honestly say I am anxiously awaiting book 2. There was quite a few surprising twists and turns in this book, that make me think I don't want that to happen and they didn't do that. This story is set in the era of outhouses and one room schoolhouses,( all grades together). Can Claire and Barrett put aside their differences and work together for a trial period and hope the best teacher is hired. Can they learn to trust each other and God. Forgiveness was a big part of this story as well as "Letting Go and Give it to God". Really wish I could give "One Plus One Equals Trouble" by Sondra Kraak more than five stars. I was given a copy of "One Plus One Equals Trouble" by Sondra Kraak by the author and Celebrate Lit for my honest review as a part of this tour.