After breaking up with her safe-but-smothering boyfriend, Jami is determined to ace her first big assignment. A story about the McAllister estate is too intriguing to ignore—much like its handsome, commitment-phobic heir. Thanks to her digging, the pieces of Grant’s fraught family history are gradually fitting into place, but also upending all his old beliefs.
The two draw closer as they share their dreams, until misread signals and misunderstandings begin to test their trust. But in the unspoiled beauty of the Smoky Mountains, there’s healing and forgiveness to be found. And for Grant, this unplanned detour may be just what’s needed to finally guide him home…
As a book reviewer I get the privilege of reading books by authors I haven't heard of or have heard about but have yet to read. Like Carol's book I just read for review. This was my first time reading one of her books and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
It is a contemporary and sweet romance, but not a hallmark type romance. The story has a bit of a small town warmth about it with humor and good natured characters. However, there is twists and drama that definitely keep the pages turned.
I found Jami very likable; friendly, outgoing, and even through tragedy and heardship, her faith keeps her going.
However, I did not like the pace of the unfolding love story. It seemed it was right off the bat. It felt as though as the reader, we weren't given the opportunity to get to know the characters before we were delved into a love story. And Jami is still recovering from her fairy-tale thoughts of a relationship....
However, all in all, this was a good book, and I look forward to reading more books by Carol in the future.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review