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 she’s 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.
I liked the cover. I know you are not supposed to judge a book by it's cover -- but come on, who doesn't? The cover is very charming! I did like Randy...he was funny. The characters were very thoughtful, and I could truly tell the author put a lot of time into developing her characters!
On the flipside... I thought the book was quite...dry. The characters (as I said) were very thoughtful, thinking about all kinds of things all the time. But...they didn't do anything! The girl is being pressured by her parents to court again (after being widowed by a jerk of a husband)...but...she doesn't really confront them. When she does, she's so soft spoken and polite about...it's silly. The main guy Andrew....he's a force to be reckoned with! NOT. This guy is quiet, passive, and....kinda a doormat. He lets Randy bowl him over, he lets himself be pushed around by Katherine's dad...he almost never expresses his feelings for the girl, and when he does, it's so bland...you have to wonder if you're reading a book actually from that time.
I think the most exciting, action packed part of the book, was when it began to rain when they are hiking, and a tree almost falls on them! I thought that was interesting, and it made me want to keep reading, hoping the book was picking up (it didn't).
Would I read this book again? Sadly, no. Would I buy this book? NO. Would I recommend this book? Yes, actually. Lots of people have different taste in books than I, and this book was very well written, even if it wasn't very exciting.
*this book was provided free to me by Booksneeze for an honest review.