Author: Kerry Evelyn
Publisher: Swan Press
Genre: Christian Fiction
Goodreads: After quitting her job at a high-profile magazine in Boston, idealistic journalist Shelby Porter retreats to her hometown of Crane’s Cove, Maine, to regroup and refocus. As the pastor’s daughter, she’s welcomed back with open arms and opportunities to serve. However, the solace and support from the townspeople isn’t enough to soften painful memories or bring her closer to her goals. Shelby’s plans run up against another obstacle when the new guy in town walks into her life. Despite their connection, she resolves to not let love get in the way of fulfilling her purpose.
Tragedy drives Detective Damon Saunders from his job in Atlanta to the tiny resort town. Wanting to escape the ugliness of the big city, he now patrols the peaceful streets of the seaside community. The hardest part of his new role is earning the trust of the locals—especially Shelby. He’s drawn to her quiet strength and desire to help people, but she has plans that’ll take her far away from the place where he’s trying to plant new roots. Maybe falling for her will complicate his life, but he’s willing to take that chance.
Shelby denies her growing feelings for Damon, but when her four-year-old nephew is in danger, he’s the only one who can help. Can Damon overcome the shadows of his past to save a child and win her—and the town’s—heart?
Ope’s Opinion: If you belong to a church that has a library – this book series belongs in there. This is the third book in the series, but the first I have read. I did not feel lost. It is such a good clean, God centered book. It is obvious that Damon and Shelby want to know God’s will.
It was great to read a book where two people are attracted to each other – not just physically, but they really do want to know each other. It was fun to watch them struggle with their feelings and knowing what is right.
Although the ending did not close everything up, it satisfied me. There is another book to come, so you know the story lines will eventually be completed.