This was a beautiful book. It had me hooked right from the beginning. I got invested in the characters — especially in Shelby, whose struggle to move past the death of her husband tugged at my heart.
Check out the synopsis from Baker Publishing Group:
Can love redeem a broken past?
Shelby Kincaid is ready to move forward after the death of her husband left her devastated. With high hopes for the future, she longs to purchase her family’s homestead, Misty Willow, so she can raise her young daughters in the only place she ever truly belonged. She plans to transform the abandoned house into the perfect home of her memories. But she has her work cut out for her.
AJ Sullivan never wanted Shelby’s family homestead in the first place. His grandfather left it to him as punishment for not following his wishes, and he’s let it fall into ruin. AJ’s more than happy to unload it to this spitfire of a woman. But even after angry exchanges over the state of the house, he can’t get her off his mind.
With writing that evokes a strong sense of place and family history, Johnnie Alexander deftly explores the ties that bind us to home–and the irresistible forces that draw us to each other.
I did not see the ending of this book coming, as Johnnie Alexander did a beautiful job of crafting a love story and a mystery weaving together throughout the entire book. I’ll be looking for others from Johnnie Alexander in the future, as I really liked her style and character development. The next book in the series is reported to be coming out sometime in 2016, focusing on a story line involving one of this book’s secondary characters, which I just might have to check out!
I highly recommend this book if you like a romance novel that isn’t entirely romance, and gives you something else to ponder and focus on while you read. It was very well done.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.