Okay, I just finished this story and words cannot fully express the emotions I felt reading this story!! This is the 3rd story in this series and Carie Lawson just seems to get better and better (which is hard to believe because her 1st two books in this series were great!).
This story is about Haven (McCord) Castlin and her husband Brody. They are two people that have loved each other for a long time, but have a hard time showing their love and expressing it well to each other. Brody has grown up around the McCord family and fell in love with them all. He thinks he could never be deserving of dating, much less marrying Haven. So when their "courtship" gets out of hand and the wedding takes place there are already issues they need to discuss and share, but neither one of them seem very good at this. When Haven decides to go on a mission trip to Africa, Brody must go with her to protect her. There, away from family and old wounds, they discover one another again. But it is shortlived when Brody sends Haven home without him.
This was just a open honest look at a couple who wanted to love each other, but couldn't open up and be honest with each other. Honest communication without anger and hostility was hard to come by for these two. My heart went out to them so many times. I loved them both and saw each of their flaws and each of the strengths. I could not stop thinking of the story even when I wasn't reading it. It was a page turner and a book I could hardly put down until I finished. I can't imagine anyone not falling in love with these characters and cheering them on to the end!