Monday, August 20, 2012

A Path Towards Love



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 shes 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 Review:

An amazing read that stirred my emotions and kept my stomach in knots to the very end! I don't think I've ever been more infuriated at a charcter than I was with Katherine's mother! Seriously, I advise reading this while cuddling a favourite pet in order to keep your blood pressure down!

James gives a fascinating glimpse into the socially elite at the turn of the century. Vivid descriptions made me feel as if I'd visited the 'rustic' Adriondack camp. What an intriguing setting for a novel! But -- oy -- the fuss and bother of social niceties and keeping up appearances and all the trappings for a class conscious society made my blood boil!

 Loved Katherine's determination to follow her own path as she navigated her way around all the obstacles her parents set before her. And Andrew's solid friendship and support provide the anchor she desperately needs. I was riveted by their love story.

If you like a romance steeped in history and a myriad of impossibilities, you'll want to lose yourself in A Path Towards Love.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of A Path Towards Love, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday August 26 2012. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!


  1. Great review! I've been looking forward to this one for a while now. I've read the first book in James' Ladies of Summerhill series and really enjoyed it. I can't wait to read more from her!


  2. So glad most of us are free of those kind of social trappings these days, but I suppose they take all forms. Try some hawthorn for that BP

  3. It's a great read, Liz! Good luck!

    LOL - I'll have to look up the healing properties of hawhtorne now. Thanks for the tip, Sandra!

  4. I like that she's returning home to find herself. Often that is the best place to do that :)


  5. You're right, Na, though it's tough to go home after you've been out on your own for a while. That's another thread that's explored in this book. When does a child stop being a child as far as her mother is concerned? Good luck!!!

  6. Sounds like an interesting story, and the cover, just lovely!


  7. Love to be entered. I think my mother always considered me as a child until she died! I always felt like she didn't want me to grow up.

  8. I would love to win this book, thank you for hosting the giveaway.


  9. I sort of feel like Katherine - although I have never been married, but my mother would like to hook me up with someone because she worries about me. I know my mother still views me as her child and sometimes I think she forgets I am an adult now. It can be frustrating, but I also know she wants the best for me. I recently moved back home to help her and my father as they are needing more and more help. It is very difficult to be on your own and then move back in the house you grew up in, in a somewhat different capacity. The front of this cover is inviting and it sounds like a good read - thank you for the opportunity at this giveaway!


  10. Would love to win this. Sounds like a very good book.

  11. Great review. I really, really would love to win and read this book. I love the Adirondacks and live only a few miles from there. Have been going there all my life. Thank you for the giveaway.

  12. Beautiful cover and I love all James's books! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    biblioprincess15 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  13. I have been interested in Cara Lynn James' book for a while but your review has convinced me I need to read it. I hope I win. Either way I will read this book soon. Mary


  14. Thanks for a great review. I love the cover of this book also. A Path Toward Love sounds like a great read. I would love to win a copy of it.

    Thanks for this giveaway!
    Judy sweetpea.judy(at)yahoo(dot)com

  15. Wow, lots of interesting comments. Wish I could give everyone a copy!

    Lori, wow, you're living how hard it is to come back home as an adult. I'm sure your mother isn't like Katherine's though! You'll have to read the book to find out!

    Oh msrubycat -- lucky you! I wonder if some of these posh 'camps' are still there -- or if they've been parceled up and replaced by smaller cottages and homes?

    Good luck everyone!!!!!

  16. Lori, What a blessing you are! Our Lord sees you.

    A Path Toward Love sounds like a beautiful story of the Lord's redemption and love that is revealed in a special way for those who wait upon Him. He has our path charted and will lead us. Thankful for that. I would love to win a copy of this book by Cara Lynn James. She is a new author to me. Kathleen

  17. Lovely cover! Sounds like a great story... Would love to win!


  18. Amen, Lane Hill House!!!!

    The cover is gorgeous, isn't it, Ladette?

    Good luck ladies!

  19. This looks like such a great book! I haven't read any of Cara's work, but I'm looking forward to it- and the cover is beautiful! Thanks for the great giveaway!


  20. Thanks for the great review. Would love to win this book.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

  21. Thanks for the giveaway! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy!


  22. Oooh!! I've seen the book all over...looks amazing! Please enter my name in the drawing!!!!


  23. Nice review. Would love the chance to win this very interesting book. The Adirondacks is a beautiful place to be.

  24. You're all entered, Emily, Deb and Kay. Good luck!

  25. This sounds like a terrific book, so I'd love the chance to go in the draw!! Thankyou so much!!


  26. Sounds like a fantastic book to read. Please enter my name in the drawing. Thank you.


  27. Good luck Kevlin and Esther!

  28. Sounds interesting!

    jswaks at gmail dot com

  29. A Path Toward Love sounds like quite a journey with unforgettable characters. I'd love to be entered. Thanks!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com