By Stacy Finz
Cookbook writer Emily Matthews didn’t expect to be living in a barn in off-the-beaten-path Nugget, California. She is there trying to find purpose in her life after the abduction of her daughter and her divorce. She finds inspiration from the eccentric residents of Nugget.
Clay McCreedy doesn’t want to rent his renovated barn to anyone, much less a female city-slicker, since he and his sons are trying to deal with the scandalous death of his wife. Clay and Emily’s mutual friend convinced Clay it is the right thing to do. Clay finds himself drawn to Emily but finds trust difficult.
This book was a fast-paced page-turner. It is filled with loss, grief and resentment so deep it feels there is no way out for them. However Clay and his sons begin to accept and trust Emily and she in turn begins to deal with her daughter’s abduction. Slowly they learn to love and forgive themselves.
I highly recommend this book. It is filled with love, hope and peace. It is one that you will not be able to put down until the end.
Disclosure: I was given a copy of this eBook by the publisher, Kensington Books, through NetGalley blogger program for review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.