Emmalyne Knox and Tavin MacLachlan were destined to be together…until the tragic deaths of Emmalyne’s youngest sisters. Family tradition mandates that the youngest daughter should remain single to care for her parents in their old age, and now that daughter is Emmalyne. Her father unyielding, Emmalyne surrenders to her duty, heartbroken. Tavin leaves town, equally devastated.
Years later, Emmalyne’s family moves, and she and Tavin meet again. Their feelings for each other are as strong as ever, but their painful past and Emmalyne’s father still stand between them. Soon both families are in the midst of the growing conflict rising between the workers at the granite quarry that Tavin’s father owns and operates. When a series of near-fatal accidents occur, Tavin must figure out who is behind the attacks before someone gets killed.
Bound by obligation, yet yearning for a future together, can Emmalyne and Tavin dare to dream that God could heal a decade-long wound and change the hearts of those who would stand in the way of true love?
This is the second book I have read in this series and I found it to be similar to the first. A love affair occurs eventually between two very stubborn people that avoid it for various reasons. It was an easy to read and the story kept my attention despite its similarities to the other book. I enjoy Tracie Peterson’s writing and have read several other books she has written. Her writing is very descriptive and the reader feels like they are a part of the story they are reading. I would highly recommend this book to those who enjoy reading wholesome Christian fiction. As with many of the books I review, it would make a good book for a discussion group.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review from Bethany House Publishers. I was not obligated to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are my own.