DOWN BY THE RIVER
Stepp is an amazing storyteller, weaving seamlessly from the male character’s point of view to the female’s. The romance exhibited is pure, natural and heartwarming. There is a spiritual edge to the story, but the author refrains from making it preachy or too religious. This tale also serves as inspiration that it is never too late for love if you are just open to finding it.
Grace Conley has been searching for some direction in her life since her husband passed two years ago. Her life has been dedicated to being a wife and a mother, and she is now looking for her next adventure. Against the advice of her children and at the urging of her own heart, she buys a B&B in an isolated small town. The success of the company leads to a spiritual reawakening, a closer relationship with her parents and a second chance at love. (KENSINGTON, Jun., 320 pp., $15.00)