While there are moderate spiritual references, the flawed characters are genuine in this second of a three-book series. The ending seems a bit abrupt, but overall this is a pleasant read.
Katie Brenneman has fancied Jonathan Lundy for years, though he still mourns his wife. When he asks Katie to help care for his two young daughters, she realizes this is a work arrangement but hopes Jonathan will open his heart, not just his home, to her. Katie receives a letter that brings up a part of her past that she longs to forget. She prays for guidance, since she's fearful that her family and Jonathan will discover her secrets. Will Katie and Jonathan get a new future together? (AVON INSPIRE, Jan., 272 pp., $12.95)
Leslie L. McKee