Sunday, January 17, 2016

Romance Blooms in the Aftermath of Tragedy

When Seth dies in a fall from the rafters of the woodworking shop where he is employed, he leaves behind two broken hearts. Veronica, his fiancé, is inconsolable, believing she'll never find another love. Jason, his best friend is riddled with guilt. He should have been there when Jason fell, but he was getting a drink of water.

Veronica tries to bury her sorrow in housecleaning and baking. When she finds her grandmother's raspberry pie recipe, her life takes on meaning again. Jason finds it harder to rid himself of guilt and on top of it, he finds himself attracted to Seth's fiancé, but does he dare speak to her?

This is a beautifully told love story. Veronica and Jason are believable characters and their grief, while severe, isn't over the top. In addition to the love story, this is a story of hope and how it is possible to work past the greatest tragedy and find happiness in life.

If you enjoy Amish romances, this is a good one. Even if you're not a fan, this one is worth reading for the message of hope.

I received this book for review from BookLook Bloggers.