Interim fire chief Ellie Karlson has a lot to prove—to the Minnesota town of Deep Haven, to herself and mostly to God. She's on a mission of atonement, determined to make a difference. Not even maddeningly attractive pastor/volunteer fire fighter Dan Matthews is going to change her course one iota.

To Dan, the pint-sized spitfire is a nightmare revisited. Shades of his long-ago lost love rise up to haunt him with every dangerous alarm answered. But when an arsonist strikes again and again and people die, Ellie and Dan must lower their defenses toward each other and trust God if they hope to have a future.

Vibrant characters and vivid language zoom this action-packed romance to the top of the charts. This is a one-sitting read—once you pick it up, you won't want to put it down. (Jun., 344 pp., $10.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill Elizabeth Nelson