Chicken Soup for Annie

Short Story in The Power of Love Anthology

By LuAnn McLane

Berkley Sensation - June 2008

Contemporary Romance

Twelve authors coming together and providing short stories for an anthology. Twelve short stories of empowered women overcoming obstacles and finding success and love. The Power of Love is an anthology of twelve romances written by some of today's brightest stars in the romance genre showing that sometimes anything is possible, given the power of love.

Josh Wainscot was not what Annie Alexander had expected. A pastor was supposed to be poised, fatherly, the leader of the flock. Instead, Annie found herself attracted to the accident prone, young, and good looking man. She also found herself sinning, by lying by omission.

Annie had simply ended up in this small town. She had been lucky to meet Mrs. Greene, who had offered her a job and basically the start of a new life for Annie and her daughter. Now, however, Annie realized that perhaps there was room in their lives for one more addition.

Chicken Soup for Annie was a poignant romance with characters that I adored. Annie was struggling to start a new and better life. Josh was an adorable hero who, although he was a pastor, was still a man who wanted a woman for himself. Annie being his choice. This was one of my favorite reads in this anthology.

Included in The Power of Love are: Sweet Dreams by Lori Foster, Unpredictable by Erin McCarthy, After Hours by Toni Blake, Last of the Red-Hot Mammas by Dianne Castell, Salesman of the Year by Karen Kelley, Dance the Fandango by Rosemary Laurey, The Girl Next Door by Janice Maynard, Chicken Soup for Annie by LuAnn McLane, No Angel by Lucy Monroe, Angel in the Alley by Patricia Sargeant, Hannah's Choice by Kay Stockham and The Mouse Who Roared by J. C. Wilder.

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