Gideon O’Riley has been given another chance at a life with Lonnie. But will the fight for her heart risk it all over again?
After finally finding love with his sweet bride Lonnie, Gideon’s heart was torn when a woman from his past claimed to be his true and rightful wife, forcing him away from his family. God’s merciful hand saw Gideon through the heartache, and with Cassie’s blessing, he is able to return home. But his journey back through the Blue Ridge Mountains will hold a trial he never anticipated.
Meanwhile, Lonnie determines to seal off her heart from Gideon, convinced he is lost to her forever. Strengthening her resolve to move on is her growing fondness for the handsome Scotsman, Toby McKee—the young reverend she has come to care for deeply. His proposal of marriage offers a bright future for her and her young son.
Yearning to allow joy back into her life, Lonnie must put aside the broken pieces of her heart that still love Gideon. When he returns to find her betrothed to another, he has to place his hope in God, trusting that the One who redeemed their love once can do it again.
My Comments: I enjoyed this series of books and the last book is absolutely no exception. Lonnie – what a life – as well as Gideon’s – wow – full of meat and thought provoking. The story weaves in and out and all around. I love it! The book gives lots of food for thought about God, relationships, and life in general. I guess the whole idea of true love and finding that one person is intrinsic in this series of stories. Forgiveness is another huge theme as well as the dangers of the idle tongue and gossip. This story helps us walk a mile in someone else’s shoes – someone’s whose life looks totally different on the outside than it really is. Great book, great series, great author!
Thank you to Multnomah Books and the Blogging for Books program for an advanced reading copy of this book. I have posted my honest opinion.