Evans, author of the popular novel The Christmas Box, returns with another heartfelt tale. Disheartened by his patients' deaths at his Minneapolis ER, physician Paul Cook starts over by helping orphans in desolate parts of Peru. Several years later, he meets Christine Hollister, a member of a missionary group in Peru. Christine's sorrowful past helps her form a special bond with Paul, but time will tell whether their friendship can evolve into an enduring relationship.

The author's well-honed ability to immerse his readers completely in the story makes this a boldly moving tale. Emotional tension runs high but never overwhelms the story. This capable author is likely to earn some new fans with this book. (Oct., 368 pp., $19.95)
Reviewed by: 
Sheri Melnick