Thursday, February 10, 2011

February Romance Novel Event: Teacher's Plans by JoAnn Carter

When Amanda Manning, an exhausted, short-handed special education teacher, is given an assistant, things don't turn out as she planned. Her new assistant is anything but what Amanda expected—most strikingly, a male.

Tracy Atkins secured a job as a teacher's assistant, but will he be able to secure the hand of the woman he is falling in love with? Especially when she finds out about the secret he is hiding?

Come join their adventure as both Amanda and Tracy learn that God's plans are far better than their own. (Jeremiah 29:11)

Read an excerpt!
Amanda reached out to shake his hand when his words hit her full force. She withdrew her hand like she just touched fire and squeaked, “You’re who?”

“I’m your new assistant. The principal said to meet you here.”

Silence engulfed the room. Tracy shifted his weight to one hip, looking slightly uncomfortable for the first time. “He said you would be expecting me.”

Amanda tried to cover up her shock. “Um, right…it’s just…” You’re a man—not just any man—a drop dead gorgeous man! She felt like she was drowning with no way out; she needed time to gather her wits. “Were you by any chance at an interview in the Board of Education building on June 13th?”

Tracy laughed. “I think my first impression of you was correct after all.”

Read the Reviews!

"If your looking for a quick afternoon read with a wonderful story line then I highly recommend this book. An excellent read with high praise for the author."

"It is wonderful when you can read a book and find enjoyment in it and uncover life lessons as well. Teacher’s Plans is that book, one that can entertain and guide at the same time, certainly the best of both worlds."

--You Gotta Read Reviews

"Ms. JoAnn Carter has, once again, written a great inspirational book with a wonderful plot... I loved the way Carter told this story. It was one of the best I’ve read in a long while."

--The Romance Studio

"The book will leave you will a warm feeling inside."

--Long and Short Reviews


JoAnn Carter lives in Vermont with her wonderful husband of 18 years, four children and Ginger, the best dog in the world. She enjoys being with her family & friends, writing, reading, and cooking.

In the past JoAnn has worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse, an apple orchard guide and as a substitute teacher. She is available for speaking engagements to book clubs, reader groups, library groups, women's ministry events, school events and church retreats.

Her next book, The Floating Palace, will be released July 15th through Desert Breeze Publishing. You can access the book trailer here:

Visit JoAnn online at


Mary Manners said...

Hey JoAnn,

As a teacher (enjoying a snow day...yeah) I especially enjoyed Teacher's Plans. Everything you write is great, but this one has a special place in my hard.

Highly recommended...simply lovely!

Marianne Evans said...

Hey, JoAnn & Cheryl - great spotlight!

Here's my review for Teacher's Plans from

Amanda finds her heart swept away by her appealing new teaching assistant Tracy in a poignant story of a blooming romance between two very appealing, real characters. Amanda and Tracey are gifted, faith-filled, and are following the call God places on their hearts, but there are surprising twists and turns that will leave you on the edge of your seat, and very glad you read Teachers Plans. Put JoAnn Carter at the top of your `must read' list!

Delia Latham said...

I knew it would be good if JoAnn wrote it...but the excerpt sold me. Gotta have it!

fredamans said...

I awarded you;

Mary Manners said...

Hi again, JoAnn...

I just noticed my typo (snow-induced writing coma LOL) I meant...Teacher's Plans has a special place in my HEART. And it does.

I wish you the best!

JoAnn said...

Wow-- what a crazy day! It was so nice to come home and see you--my friends here on Cheryl's blog.

You guys are the greatest!


Cheryl said...

Wonderful to have you back, JoAnn. Hope the rest of the day goes smoothly.

Tanya Stowe said...

I've had Teacher's Plans on my TBR list for a while. I think I better move it up so I can get to it! Take care, all.

Raquel Byrnes said...

Sounds sweet and enticing. Love the cover too.
Edge of Your Seat Romance

JoAnn said...


It's great to be here! Tanya and Raquel, that's for your sweet words. :)

April said...

Oh, wow! This sounds like an amazing story and one that I would really enjoy!!

Kelly said...

Sounds like a wonderful story. It's about time there was some romance in what is traditionally a fairly single-sex workplace.