Abandoned once too often, Brooklyn Myers never intended to return to Thunder Creek, Idaho. Her hometown holds too many memories of heartache and rejection. But when her estranged husband Chad Hallston dies and leaves his family home and acreage to her and their ten-year-old daughter Alycia, it’s an opportunity to change their lives for the better—a chance Brooklyn can’t pass up, for Alycia’s sake if not her own.
Derek Johnson, Chad’s best friend since boyhood, isn’t keen on the return of Brooklyn Myers to Thunder Creek. He still blames her for leading his friend astray. And now she has ruined his chance to buy the neighboring ten acres which would have allowed him to expand his organic farm. To add insult to injury, Chad’s dying request was that Derek become the father to Alycia that Chad never was. How can he keep that promise without also spending time with the girl’s mother?
Brought together by unexpected circumstances, Derek and Brooklyn must both confront challenges to their dreams and expectations. He must overcome long held misconceptions about Brooklyn while she must learn to trust someone other than herself. And if they can do it, they just might discover that God has something better in mind than either of them ever imagined.
Publishers Weekly: “Hatcher, award-winning author of more than 75 books, (The Shepherd’s Voice) once again takes readers on a journey of hope, patience, and love with her story of a deeply wounded woman who has no choice but to return to her childhood hometown … These characters, and the reader, are in for a heartwarming journey of redemption, forgiveness, and embracing the future.”
RT Book Reviews: “This story, infused with the wonder of God’s love, will have inspirational romance readers holding on tightly to Hatcher’s latest. The storytelling genuinely expresses the themes of faith, loss, disappointment and love in raw, honest language. Derek and Brooklyn’s journey to discovering what God has planned for them is one that will touch readers’ hearts. With two strong, genuine characters that readers will feel compassion for and a heartwarming modern-day plot that inspires, Hatcher’s romance is a wonderfully satisfying read.”
Library Journal: “Hatcher’s tranquil tale of loss, love, and faith is the perfect inspirational read for those who favor gentle stories.”
Christian Market: “A heart-warming story of love, acceptance, and challenge. Highly recommended.”