THE RIVER ROSE
It’s evident why Morris is a fan favorite; he clearly writes from the heart. His latest will not disappoint, with rich details and memorable characters who make the most of difficult circumstances and rise above adversity.
Widowed mother Jeanne Bettencourt is struggling to make ends meet when she inherits a steamboat from a distant relative. There is one problematic string attached: She will need to live on the boat with part-owner Clint Hardin. As a Christian woman, Jeanne can’t live with a man unless he is her husband. With her family and her future at stake, she will have to rely on her faith to help her navigate difficult waters. (B&H, Jun., 400pp., $14.99)