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Although Aarsen's latest lacks the emotional impact of the first book in this series, many readers will be able to relate to Terra and the path her poor choices have taken her on. Terra's faith journey follows a meandering and realistic route. The secondary characters add depth to the story, but the first-person point of view doesn't allow much connection with them.
Terra Froese leaves behind a bad relationship in Seattle and heads to Montana to stay with her sister Leslie's family for a while. She gets into some familiar trouble right away and is subject to the scrutiny of the tight-knit community.
Her initial encounter with police officer Jack DeWindt doesn't go well, but there's
no denying the attraction between them. Can Terra settle down and grow some roots? (FAITHWORDS, Aug., 288 pp., $12.99)