By Cara James
Book Description: Katherine came home to forget her past.
The last thing she expected is a hopeful future.
Young widow Katherine Osborne returns to her family’s rustic camp on Raquette Lake in the Adirondack Mountains. She’s determined to live a quiet life, but her socialite mother is equally determined to push her into a new marriage while she’s still young.
Andrew Townsend has known Katherine since they were children. An attorney who is successful, but not wealthy, he knows she is socially out of his reach. But he’s curious what changed the free-spirited girl he once knew into this private, somber young woman.
Katherine has kept hidden the details of her unsuccessful marriage. When past sins come to light, she must turn to God for the courage to be honest. But how can she trust the God she feels has let her down? When she confides in Andrew, their relationship takes a dramatic turn into uncharted territory.
Amid impossible obstacles, two young people must learn to trust enough to walk the path that God has cleared for them. A path that leads to healing and restoration. A path toward love.
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed reading about Katherine’s struggle to go beyond what her parents want for her and towards what god wants for her. In this story we find a young woman who made a mistake in marring someone her parents didn’t approve of and living with her mistake despite it. Years after she leaves home to follow her husband to Florida we find she hasn’t had the happily every after she thought she would have. He father and long time friend, Andrew visit her and find her struggling to keep her orchard afloat. In return for a loan her agrees to return to her home town and follow her mothers lead in what society wants from a young woman. But is that what God wants for her? Her mother believes she needs a rich husband and at any cost, even her own happiness. Enter Randy the young cad who her mother has wanted Katherine to wed since childhood. He is everything her mother wants, but we discover that all along Katherine's heart has belonged to Andrew - Randy's cousin but in a society where status is everything. Will Katherine go along with her mother and marry Randy or will she discover that with God on her side, status isn't everything and that a marriage filled with love is more joyful and happier than a marriage filled with plain riches. Not a huge fan of historical stories, I have to say I really loved this book and highly recommend it to anyone who likes lite romances and Christian fiction.
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