Author: Nicole Deese
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Genre: Christian Fiction
Source: Bethany House Publishers ( Netgalley )
Goodreads: Three friends. Two broken promises. One missing manuscript.
As a senior acquisitions editor for Fog Harbor Books in San Francisco, Ingrid Erikson has rejected many a manuscript for lack of defined conflict and dramatic irony–two elements her current life possesses in spades. In the months following the death of her childhood best friend and international bestselling author Cecelia Campbell, Ingrid has not only lost her ability to escape into fiction due to a rare trauma response, but she’s also desperate to find the closure she’s convinced will come with Cecelia’s missing final manuscript.
After Ingrid jeopardizes her career, she fears her future will remain irrevocably broken. But then Joel Campbell–the man who shattered her belief in happily-ever-afters–offers her a sealed envelope from his late cousin, Cecelia, asking Joel and to put their differences aside and retrieve a mysterious package in their coastal Washington hometown.
Honoring Cecelia’s last request will challenge their convictions and test their loyalties, but through it all, will Ingrid and Joel be brave enough to uncover a twice-in-a-lifetime love?
Ope’s Opinion: Although this book had a book inside of it ( not something I really like ) it was a really good read. Nicole Deese used the book inside the book to give us a lot of information about the past. The other part of the story was so very good. There was a romance at the center of it, but most of the story was more about friendship and other relationships.
My favorite part of this book is the strong woman in it. Each had things they were dealing with, but they stood up for themselves and worked through the issues. I liked the friendships they forged and the love they showed each other.
I have read Nicole Deese before and I am looking forward to reading her next story.