Tuesday, January 22, 2013
SEARCH AND RESCUE by Marianne Evans
Jennifer Foster's life isn't what she thought it'd be. She's given up a lot to help her father with her troubled mother. She pours herself into her customers at Sal's Diner. She loves visiting the folks who come there and they love her friendly and affectionate smile she serves up to each and every one. Ryan Douglass, along with his partner, stop into Sal's for their lunch break. The two police officers get seated in Jennifer's section. Ryan and Jennifer share an immediate connection. (I loved their initial meeting!) When a robbery occurs, Ryan takes control of the situation, then takes care of Jennifer. He feels drawn to care for her and protect her. But Jennifer knows they have no future with all the problems in her life. And once Ryan knows about her family he'll run the other way. Ryan has his own family issues. Ones he learned to deal with by God's grace. Will Jennifer learn from Ryan that all things are possible with God, or will her pride get in the way?
This was truly an upbeat story with an emotional punch. I loved visiting Sal's Place! What a warm and friendly place to be. I could smell Sal's wonderful cooking and hear the hustle bustle of the restaurant. Although Ryan is a policeman and sworn to uphold the law, he will definitely 'steal' your heart! What a great guy. Jennifer was such a sweet lady and had such tender heart. Each of their situations is emotionally challenging but you see how different each one deals with those challenges. Does it make a difference to rely on the Lord for strength and help? Can you find peace in difficult times? You'll find out when you read Search & Rescue. If you like loveable characters, then I recommend you drop by Sal's Place for a heapin' helpin' of love and romance served up with a side of faith and topped with bits of humor and sass! You'll be glad you did.
This is the first book in the Sal's Place series and is due out February 8.
*This complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
For information on this book as well as other books by Marianne Evans, I recommend you visit the author's website: http://www.marianneevans.com/