Can love redeem a broken past?
Shelby Kincaid is ready to move forward after the death of her husband left her devastated. With high hopes for the future, she longs to purchase her family's homestead, Misty Willow, so she can raise her young daughters in the only place she ever truly belonged. She plans to transform the abandoned house into the perfect home of her memories. But she has her work cut out for her.
AJ Sullivan never wanted Shelby's family homestead in the first place. His grandfather left it to him as punishment for not following his wishes, and he's let it fall into ruin. AJ's more than happy to unload it to this spitfire of a woman. But even after angry exchanges over the state of the house, he can't get her off his mind.
With writing that evokes a strong sense of place and family history, Johnnie Alexander deftly explores the ties that bind us to home--and the irresistible forces that draw us to each other.
This is the first time I can recall reading any of this authors works. It's a story that shows that no one is perfect but no one is ever too far gone from saving. The story is well developed without being too drawn out and boring. It keeps you interested until the end and it's one of those not-what-I-expected outcomes. Well rounded character development and I can see myself looking for more of this authors works in the future. I eagerly away the next novel in the series. I think the author accomplished what he set out to do, providing readers with a bit of romance, a bit of humor and always a little mystery.