A Bend In The Road
Love On The Beach by Kerry Evelyn is a delightful, feel-good contemporary Christian romance. It is a novel about trust and second chances and recovering from loss.
Loss consumes. Sometimes we are eaten up with guilt. “So many what-ifs.” We cannot live our lives with one foot in the past, our guilt and regrets will never change what happened. We need to put the past in the past and step into the present. “Sometimes we have to remember to move forward.”
God gives us dreams. Sometimes our dreams change over time. We need to be obedient to God and move when He says move. We must be prepared for God to interrupt and even change our plans. We can trust Him with our lives even when others have left us vulnerable and with trust issues. God will never let us down.
Life may have dealt us blows. We may try to protect our hearts by walling them up. We need to break down these walls and let others in.
There are some huge hearts for the hurting and the vulnerable in this novel. These hearts plague us when paperwork has caused delays and tragedies follow. We must not be guilt focused when it was not our fault because it was out of our hands.
The novel has a warm, inclusive feel to it as an octogenarian welcomes all into her embrace, including the reader. All the characters were delightfully drawn. It was beautiful to watch them begin to bud and blossom.
I loved the inclusion of pets. Pets turn a house into a home.
Love On The Beach was a delightfully warm read, just perfect for any time of year.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.
About Love on the Beach
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After quitting her job at a high-profile magazine in Boston, idealistic journalist Shelby Porter retreats to her hometown of Crane’s Cove, Maine, to regroup and refocus. As the pastor’s daughter, she’s welcomed back with open arms and opportunities to serve. However, the solace and support from the townspeople isn’t enough to soften painful memories or bring her closer to her goals. Shelby’s plans run up against another obstacle when the new guy in town walks into her life. Despite their connection, she resolves to not let love get in the way of fulfilling her purpose.
Tragedy drives Detective Damon Saunders from his job in Atlanta to the tiny resort town. Wanting to escape the ugliness of the big city, he now patrols the peaceful streets of the seaside community. The hardest part of his new role is earning the trust of the locals—especially Shelby. He’s drawn to her quiet strength and desire to help people, but she has plans that’ll take her far away from the place where he’s trying to plant new roots. Maybe falling for her will complicate his life, but he’s willing to take that chance.
Shelby denies her growing feelings for Damon, but when her four-year-old nephew is in danger, he’s the only one who can help. Can Damon overcome the shadows of his past to save a child and win her—and the town’s—heart?
About Author Kerry Evelyn
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Kerry Evelyn has always been fascinated by people and the backstories that drive them to do what they do. A native of the Massachusetts SouthCoast, she changed her latitude in 2002 and is now a crazy blessed wife and homeschooling mom in Orlando. She loves God, books of all kinds, traveling, taking selfies, sweet drinks, and escaping into her imagination, where every child is happy and healthy, every house has a library, and her hubby wears coattails and a top hat 24/7.
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Sounds like a good book.