Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
About the Book:
Mortified after her semester abroad is cut short, Amelia Christiansen returns to Deep Haven, certain she isn’t brave enough for the adventures she’s dreamed of. The last thing she expects is for the man who broke her heart to cross the Atlantic and beg forgiveness.
Heir to a European hotel dynasty, Roark St. John has trekked from one exotic locale to another, haunted by tragedy and the expectations that accompany his last name. Amelia is the first woman to give him a reason to stop running. He’ll do anything for a second chance—even contend with Amelia’s old flame, who is intent on sending Roark packing.
While one surprise after another leaves Amelia reeling, Roark’s continued presence only highlights the questions pursuing her. Like him, is she running from the life God has called her to? Could finding her new place mean leaving home behind?
Ms. Warren’s books hold a special place on my shelves and my heart. The Russian interjections always make me smile, and this book was no exception.
I loved the orphaned Russian girl story line. Amelia’s romance was good, but I enjoyed seeing what the rest of the family was dealing with as well. You will want to get and read the rest of the series before reading this one. It, however, should be on your must read list.
The cover is so pretty. I think you have to fall in love with the characters just from the cover, but even with that aside, the description prose of the life of a Christian family will make you dig deep. It will help you deal with things in your own heart and family as you live it with the Christiansen’s.
This book was provided for me for review by Tyndale Blog Network. The opinions contained herein are my own.