Brooke has only loved one man, her late husband. Owen’s rebuilding after a painful divorce. Can a mysterious house bring them together for a second chance at love?
In the charming town of Smithville, Texas, Brooke Holloway is raising two young children on her own, supporting them by running the family hardware store. The last thing on her mind is falling in love. But she’s intrigued when a stranger moves to town and buys the old Hadley mansion. She’s always heard that house holds a secret - maybe even a treasure - and she can’t wait to see inside. When she meets the new owner and they spend time together, she can’t deny the attraction. Could God be giving her another chance at happiness? Or is she betraying her late husband’s memory by even thinking that way?
Owen Saunders bought the Hadley place to spite his cheating ex-wife. She’d always wanted to restore an old house in Smithville. Now he’s going to do it without her. But if anything needs restoration, it is Owen’s heart. Then he meets Brooke and her kids and finds himself tempted by love. Can he bring himself to trust a woman again? Throw an eccentric uncle into the mix, along with the town’s teenage troublemaker, and even a finicky cat - and one thing becomes clear: God is bringing them all together for a reason.
©2013 Thomas Nelson (P)2013 Oasis Audio
I liked that they eased into their relationship, two people with issues but they also saw that they were two people that needed each other. I liked that they focused on their friendship first.
When Brooke's son tells Owen that she has issues and wanders the neighborhood lost because she can't find her way home. Then tells him she has red spots with "stuff" leaking out. Followed real quickly with Owen trying to help her find her way home.
I did. I sat in my driveway for two and a half hours just to finish it.
It just made me happy. They dealt with their issues and weren't overly stupid about their emotions in the process.
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