Francis Ray writes soul-stirring characters who bring readers to an emotional high with bouts of laughter and tears.

Lilly Crawford is suffering through a terrible marriage. Her only happiness comes from the relationships she has with her mother-in-law and her stepson. After Mother Crawfords death, Lilly files for divorce and leaves her East Texas home in search of a better life. She gets as far as Louisiana when her car breaks down. Finding herself stranded with no money, Lilly walks to the nearest home in search of help.

Adam Wakefield has suffered an attack that has left him blind. He despises his life and everyone around him. After meeting Lilly, she may be the one to draw him out where his own family has failed. For Lilly, Adams anger is not easy to endure for it reminds her of her life with her husband. Their time together turns into a building of faith, friendship and above all, a time of healing for Adam and Lilly.

The pace is swift, the plot intriguing, and the characters completely genuine. This is by far one of the sweetest romances Ive ever read. (Apr., 432 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Pamela Tullos