Tuesday, October 1, 2013
LEAH'S PEACE by Sophie Dawson
Leah Daniels is ready for a fresh start. Following the death of her father, she moves to Stones Creek, Colorado to forget all the bad memories of helping her surgeon father treat the soldiers during the war. Her cousin Sara and Ben Cuttler are giving her a hand getting settled and helping her set up a dress shop. Dr. Eli Steele came to Stones Creek after his parents rejected him because of his war scars. They felt that no sophisticated person would feel comfortable being treated by a doctor with scars. When Leah meets Eli she is stunned! For she is the one responsible for his scars. Guilt causes her to avoid him. Eli is drawn to Leah and can't figure out why she is friendly to everyone but him. When circumstances throw Eli and Leah together, in a life-changing way, they learn what it means to trust God for a peace that only He can give.
Leah's Peace was a wonderful story, filled with folks that will win your heart, well, except for a few that is! It was a story that kept me completely captivated from the first page to the very last. Eli and Leah were great and had lots and lots of chemistry, which I love. Two characters that totally captured my attention were Nugget Ryder and Pastor Noah Preston. Both were wise men of God and yet totally unconventional. You really have to read the story to see what I mean. It was also fun to get acquainted with Linc and Norie. They are a hoot and have leading roles in book 2 (which I can't wait to read). The story had a wonderful mix of playfulness and seriousness. It dealt with some serious topics like PTSD, racism, hatred, and the effects of war, just to name a few. But along with that, you'll find encouragement seeing people helping people and watching God do great things through them. This is my first book by Sophie Dawson but I can promise that it won't be my last. She is certainly a gifted storyteller. I would highly recommend this to those who enjoy historical romances with lots of character interaction. Can't wait to read Chasing Norie!
*This complimentary copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
Series: Stones Creek
Paperback: 278 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 29, 2013)
For more information about this book or Sophie Dawson's other books, I encourage you to visit her website at http://www.sophie-dawson.com/