Amelia Christiansen is the youngest of the Christiansen children. She is over protected, she is often kept in the dark about family matters, and she has a recent broken heart. She flew the home nest in the hope that she would find who she really was, and who God was calling her to be.
But when she was in Prague she met a playboy type named Roark that then proceeded to break her heart and send her fleeing back into the safety net of her family. In a very small town, Deep Haven, Minnesota, people know more than just your name, they know everything there is to know, including the fact that Seth, Amelia’s long time boyfriend intends to make her his bride.
But Roark St. John wasn’t just a full-time student, playboy, he is the heir to the Constantine Hotel fortune and the heart break he caused Amelia was not even close to the truth. He flies across the ocean to set things right and dreams of making sure that Amelia knows his true heart.
With faith the root of all things, Amelia must decide which man is the one God has chosen for her.
Is it hard working Seth which is dependable and homegrown, like her, and because he a constant, the one that has always been there? Will Seth be able to set aside his jealousy though and prove he is the one for Amelia?
Or is it the striking Roark from Brussels that sees the real Amelia and her heart for what God truly is calling her to do? Is his past pain and heartache going to be the deal breaker and set him on the run again?
Join in the adventures of the Christensen family as each member has a say in matters of the heart and see which man Amelia thinks God is leading her to spend her life with.
This is my first full length novel from Susan May Warren and I do believe that I have fallen in love with the Christiansen family! What a fun, love filled bunch of individuals! The fussing that goes on with the brothers, sisters, and parents is real. Honest. True. This is a family rooted deeply in their faith and it shows up in every moment of their lives.
Each sibling has a story, and their stories are woven in so well. Without question, I will be picking up the other Christiansen family novels…I missed a ton of good stories…
This one touched my heart. For sure. I loved the interaction of all of the characters and I could not put the book down. I stayed up way too late last night just so I could find out what happened. It is that good. I was able to envision each character without issue, because they are so well written.
The conversations were real. The words felt right. The sibling love and rivalry was spot on for a family.
There were ups and downs. Laughter and tears. Sorrow and happiness. Romance and Drama.
It is hard to read through tears but it can be done…it is so much rolled into one story, a believable and fantastic read.
A well rounded story that I wish had not ended. I am thrilled that I choose this book to review, it was well worth my time. Good from the first page, to the last.
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