Book Description: Jessica Mason isn’t looking for love when she meets Ridley Chesterfield. Instead she is still reeling from the tragic, unexpected loss of her husband and daughter—and awaiting the arrival of her unborn child. Harboring the secret of her husband’s betrayal, her pain is deeper than anyone knows.
Ridley Chesterfield is hiding out in Hope Springs, Idaho, avoiding a political scandal and the barrage of false media headlines that have tarnished his good name. The last thing Ridley wants is a relationship—but when fate leads Ridley to form a friendship with his reclusive and pregnant neighbor, he wonders if this small-town hideout might be more of a long-term destination.
When Jessica begins to read her great-grandfather’s Bible, she finds a connection with a man she never knew. Somehow the verses he marked and the words he wrote in the margins open her heart to healing. And as Ridley and Jessica help each other forgive the people who have wronged them, they must decide if the past will define them or if they will choose to love again.
My Thoughts: When I began reading this book I didn't realize that it was modern day about Jessica Morgan to past day of her grandfather from the 1930's so at first I was slightly confused. But once I realized the "time gap" the story fell into place and made sense.
This story is a real tear jerker. I cried and cried and I have a wonderful marriage so I didn't relate to Jessica I was just so sad for her. And, maybe, because I know women who have been or are in her place.
Now Ridley Chesterfield has issues of his own but somehow he and Jessica meet. This is their story.
One thing I noticed in this story is that it takes place in Idaho, the same state that the author lives in. And having read a bit of the author's testimony I see where the Bible was a great influence in her life. So, it seems to me that the author wrote this story from her own experiences. And, maybe just maybe, that is what the reader feels as she reads of love, betrayal, heartache and real love.
Now this is a story with all the feels but shows that true can only come from God the Father. . . a legacy of faith!
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