Charity Anderson harbors a painful secret of something that happened
to her during college; a secret that causes her to avoid family and friends and
her hometown of Kings Meadow.She's now
a successful writer and owns a home of her own away from Kings Meadow.When her home sustains damage from flooding,
she needs to find someplace quiet to write so she can meet her deadline.With her parents on a summer European tour,
she decides, reluctantly, to stay at their house, in Kings Meadow, while
repairs are being made to hers.Buck
Malone had big dreams for college and a career, but all that changed when his
father was diagnosed with cancer.He
decided to stay in Kings Meadow and care for his family.Watching the pain his mother experienced in
losing his father, he decides to remain a bachelor.He loves Kings Meadow and sharing its
beautiful landscape, with tourists, as a wilderness guide.When Charity's dog causes injuries to Buck
that lay him up for a while, she feels obligated to help care for him.As they spend time together, they find
themselves becoming fast friends.Will
it ever be more than that or will past secrets and bachelorhood win out?
This was a very good story and one that kept me interested the
whole way through.I enjoyed getting to
know all the life-like characters as well as spending time in Kings
Meadow.Charity was interesting and I
felt like she was a picture of what happens when you let an event define who
you are.It's easy, as a reader, to judge
Charity, but I think we've all been there, to some degree.Buck was just an-all-around great guy.Fun to be with, gentle and kind, someone you
could count on.But as much as I liked
the story, I found myself frustrated.There is a build-up of one of the characters to the point where you expect
something to happen, and it never does.It felt anticlimactic.You'll
understand when you read the story.I
also felt the ending was to abrupt compared to the pacing of the story. The message of how God forgives us and cares
for us shines through.If you've ever
done something that made you feel like you didn't deserve God's love, then you
would easily relate to Charity.This is
the second book in the series but can be read as a stand-alone. Overall, I
really enjoyed my trip to Kings Meadow and I would love to visit there again.
*This complimentary copy was provided by Thomas Nelson through
NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
For information about this book or other books by Robin Lee
Hatcher, I encourage you to visit her website at: http://www.robinleehatcher.com/
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