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.
Beth Wiseman has done it again! She has written a fantastic novel that draws reader in from the first page with realistic and charming charactres, real emotion and faith weaved throughout it.
I really enjoyed this book, this is Beth Wiseman's second contemporary novel and she does a great job at it. This genre to me is a hard one because the plots can easily be so similar, or almost too hard to believe but she does a great job at keeping it real and unique but also not being so heavy that leaves readers feeling sad and frustrated. The romance part was very sweet and I couldn't help cheer them on and couldn't wait to see how it would all wrap up. I found this to be an easy read and one that is hard to put down, the best kind of books!
I highly recommend this book to fans of Beth Wiseman and to those who enjoy a good contemporary Christian novel.
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