Ms. Stowe has a very good descriptive voice, especially of the settings. I could vividly picture the scenes in my mind and loved the imagery. Rafaela has a heavy load on her shoulders. Running an art gallery, caring for her family, and trying to keep the bills paid isn't easy. Her younger sister has an eating disorder, which adds to the burden. An accident leads to a chance meeting with stranger, Brett--a man who has left his job in order to find himself again.
Rafaela is a very responsible character, as is Brett, and their connection is fun, but at times a little stilted. Rafaela quickly develops strong feelings for Brett, but after only two weeks, is able to read him quite well, which felt unnatural. In fact, Brett has similar feelings, but they both come across to each other as being uncommitted. I wanted there to be more to the relationship and wanted to see it develop, rather than be told. Reactions were very impulsive and shallow, compared to the supposed depth of their feelings.
The suspenseful angle is interesting. Someone is trying to ruin Rafaela and her business and I enjoyed seeing things play out, while trying to guess who and why. Another interesting twist was to see God and religion play such an important role in this romantic suspense, but for these characters and their situations, it worked.
Content: moderate religious elements; mild violence/suspense; mild romance. Clean.
*I was given a copy through Singing Librarian Book Tours in exchange for an honest review*
a Rafflecopter giveaway
January 4--Puddletown ReviewsJanuary 5--Toni Shiloh Prayerfully-Lifted Romance
January 6--Mel's Shelves | Singing Librarian Books
January 7--Katie's Clean Book Collection
January 8--The Power of Words | Captive Dreams Window
January 9--Crystal's Chaotic Confessions | Just Commonly
If you are interested in becoming a Singing Librarian Books tour participant, apply HERE.