Thanks to NETGALLEY and DEBBIE MACOMBER for allowing me to read and give an honest review.
Debbie Macomber’s novels are so heartwarming, they are sweet, heartbreaking, great characters, joy, love, lost, but always a good ending. I loved the character of Shay, she’s a fighter, she has been through so much in her life, deep down she expects the worse, but I think she keeps hoping for the best.
When her mother passed away, she felt responsible for her brother Caden, who is always on a down hill cycle. He talks her into doing something she knows she shouldn’t, but for her brother, she will do it. Shay gets caught and goes to jail, her brother just walks away and lets her take the punishment.
Shay comes out of jail a hard and bitter person, she has a huge chip on her shoulder, she also feels that she deserves to be this way. She is homeless, and has no place to go, so she comes upon a church and decides to go in. This turns out to be the best decision she has ever made. She meets Pastor Drew, he is a wounded man, his wife has died and he is having a hard time moving on, his life is church and his children. These two lonely people are drawn together, of course love is never an easy path and they both will have to fight their own demons, but they become friends, and as the story progresses they become more. There are many hurdles for them to jump, surprises along the way, bad things happen, but they stick it out with each other.
This novel is very touching, its full of hope, dreams, forgiveness, will power, love, but mostly new beginnings. How can you not love that!