The Dad Next Door is the first book in the Family Blessing series. I fell in love with this series from the first five pages. It isn't your typical romance series. It is filled with realistic characters and situations. It is a story about life and love. Claire meets Joe Sheehan when she arrives at a mansion she inherited. Joe, who is off due to an injury at work, has a twelve-year-old daughter who falls in love with Claire and her cats. While Joe is healing him and his daughter helps Claire out with fixing the house. This heartwarming story takes you on their journey of love and life. It is full of twists and turns. I could not put this book down. This series would make an amazing show on Hallmark or the Up Christian network. The best part is even though this is a Christian romance novel it isn't preachy. Stephanie Dees does an amazing job of showing what a true Christian is without being preachy.