Thayne’s return to the people of Hope’s Crossing several months after a fateful accident that changed the town is a poignant one. Readers will love this novel for the cast of characters and its endearing plotline. The story is a little slow moving but then Thayne pairs it with characters that are fully developed and integrated with previously introduced characters, making it a thoroughly enjoyable read.
Evie Blanchard is enjoying her peaceful life in the small town of Hope’s Crossing. Running from a painful past, she has moved on with her life. Until Brodie Thorne asks her to revisit those wounds by coming to work as a physical therapist for his daughter.
Brodie is a desperate man and he is willing to do just about anything to help his daughter recover from the terrible accident that left her partially brain-damaged and unable to walk. Evie and Brodie are drawn together but are determined to keep their distance, yet the ties that draw them together are strong and with a little help from the town and their loved ones, they will take the final steps toward healing together. (HQN, Mar., 352 pp., $7.99)