This is an emotional tale of overcoming the fear of loss to love again and God’s love, made manifest through people, healing all wounds. The heroine’s doubts, fears and eventual acceptance of the gift God has given her are told in a sympathetic and heartwarming way. The hero’s steadfastness is poignantly presented as well.

Jade McKinley expected to be gone a lot longer, but barely a year later she returns to Chapel Springs, Ind. A horrible incident of date rape left her with a problem she can only handle at home. Mayor Daniel Dawson, who grew up with Jade, is like a brother to her, but Daniel’s feelings for Jade went far past brotherly love a long time ago. Now she suddenly wants him to help her find a husband by matching her with some eligible men. It’s not long before she decides the most eligible man is right in front of her. (THOMAS NELSON, Mar., 336 pp., $15.99)
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley