This first book in the Callahans of Texas series is a sweet yet heartbreaking story of hope and healing. Gillenwater's talent for dialogue gives her characters an authentic feel. Reading how Nate leans on his faith is encouraging.

Suffering from post-traumatic stress from serving in the military, Nate finds adapting to civilian life difficult. Stress from the war manifests itself in embarrassing and unsettling ways. The war robbed him of his peace, but will it also take away the woman he loves?

Jenna wasn't looking for love after her emotional breakup with her son's father. Yet when Nate returns home, the attraction between the two is immediate. Is Nate safe to be around her son -- and her heart? (REVELL, Jan., 336 pp., $14.99)

Reviewed by: 
Chandra McNeil