Lily Draper comes to Rainbow Falls in search of her biological sister, the only blood relative she has left. Emotionally scarred by her preacher father, Lily avoids religion at all cost. Her new landlord, an aspiring minister, soon has her questioning her views. Can she learn to trust Nick's heart or will her sordid past destroy their love?
Nick Logan hopes to take over for the retiring minister who has groomed Nick for the job. But Reverend Ted seems to feel the position requires Nick to marry an upstanding woman, namely Ted’s niece. When Nick finds himself falling in love with Lily Draper, the woman least likely to become a minister's wife, his problems escalate. And when Reverend Ted gives him an ultimatum, Nick faces an impossible choice.
Can he accept God’s will and still find a place for Lily in his life?
Debut novel from an up and coming Canadian (and now multi-contracted) author. Love being in at the very beginning of a writing career. The gripping prologue had my heart rate elevated, my curiosity piqued and me salivating for more.
Lily's a diamond in the rough and I love that Nick sees the good in her from the very beginning. He's the product of a conservative small town upbringing and he grapples with allegiance to the mentor he very nearly idolizes when Lily comes to town. He thought his life was all mapped out, but his attraction to Lily sends him off course...according to small town gossip. Committed to the Lord when we first meet him, his faith is stretched to its limits as the story unfolds and he is the better for it by the end.
In contrast, Lily's faith journey has stuttered to a stop when she arrives at Rainbow Falls. In fact, it's back stepped into non-existence thanks to the negative influences of her adopted father. Her coming to terms with her past and finally accepting her worth as a daughter of God makes for an inspiring read. Emotion bleeds from every page as the rocky beginnings of a romance stabilize into something life-changing. Awesome read.
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