Garth Ahistrom couldn’t understand why Juliette Thomas seemed to be warming to him and liking him so well and then just suddenly dropped him, telling him she didn’t want to see him again. He likes her too well to give up. Until Juliette, he’d been mourning the death of his wife. But Juliette might just be the woman to make him live up to his promise to Kim and find a woman to love again.
Juliette is living a secret life. She’s taken a new identity and ran from her abusive husband, knowing if she stayed, it wouldn’t be long before he killed her. She had thought she might actually be able to open her heart again, but then she found out that Garth knew Brad. She couldn’t risk that, because she knew if Brad found her, he would kill her. And she would likely have to run again. Soon.
This was a good fast read. It turned out to be only 76 pages long because there’s filler at the end. But regardless, the characters were well-developed, the plot simple but complete, and the ending satisfying. I wish it had been more involved, but for a short story, this was one of the better ones, although a Christian book did need a better title.