Detective Crescent Dietrich vowed never to return to Watkins Ridge. A bullet and her grandmother’s cancer diagnosis changed that. Now she’s back, touching a past she spurned long ago.
Alex Westmore appreciates God’s humor, but when hard-nosed Cress Dietrich is plunked into the middle of the family farm controversy—and his part in the sale of a centennial farm—he’s not laughing. He promised her grandmother secrecy, and Alex always keeps his word. But this time, his pledge might break Cress’s heart.
He wants her trust and love. He knows you can’t have one without the other. But can Cress escape the shadows of the past in time to embrace the simple light of her future? With God’s grace, she can… in Watkins Ridge.
Herne is one of my favourite authors because she never fails to deliver a heart felt read riddled with emotional angst and poignant hope. Honestly, I wanted to throttle Cress at the beginning of this book...she's that snarky. Talk about a chip on her shoulder! She was dragging around a boulder and it coloured everything she did, everything she saw. It pretty near flattened her. But Herne does something amazing in the course of this read -- she takes Cress (and her readers) on a journey of self-discovery and redemption.
And I think I've fallen a little in love with Alex myself. The rapid-fire dialogue between those two when they square off slowly turns into something softer and sweeter. A definite toe-curling warning should be placed for Safely Home. In fact you might want to have a fainting couch available as a safety precaution!
Another stellar romance from a much loved author.
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