by Becky Wade
A mysterious letter alluding to a secret in her parents’ past brings Genevieve Woodward back to her Blue Ridge Mountains hometown, but she’s also in need of a break from a high-profile career that has left her dangerously burned out and concealing a powerful secret of her own. When she wakes inside an unfamiliar cottage to find the confused owner staring down at her, she can no longer ignore the fact that she needs help.
Sam Turner has embraced his sorrow and his identity as an outsider. The solitary, disciplined life he lives on his historic farm is the life he’s chosen for himself. The last thing he wants is to rent his cottage to a woman as troubled as she is talkative. Yet, he can’t force himself to turn her away right when she needs him most.
As Genevieve researches her family’s history and her and Sam’s emotions deepen, they will have to let go of the facades and loneliness they’ve clung to and allow light to illuminate every hidden truth.
I’m sitting here with tears, trying to process all the layers of this amazing story.
So much pain. Hope. Redemption. Forgiveness. Love.
This story pretty much had me hooked from page 1. (I had already read the prequel novella, Take a Chance on Me, and knew that I loved this series, so I didn’t really have a chance… 🙂 )
Gen is thrown into Sam’s life in a most unconventional way. He does what he can to get rid of her. Because he’s sure she’s everything he doesn’t need to be involved in.
But she keeps popping up.
And they get to know each other.
Gen is convinced that his little cottage is the perfect living space for her.
I really enjoyed all the tension that happens between these two. So much going on.
Gen was a very intriguing character. I wanted to dislike her and all that she’d been doing. But, in spite of myself, I found myself rooting for her.
She was living proof that there is always hope.
This book, this story, is full of hope. Of love coming after deep pain.
I also liked the bit of mystery, suspense, that was woven into this story. Rather unsurprising, some of the turn of events. It kept me reading until the end.
I can’t wait to get to know more of the people from this delightful town.
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