Saturday, February 13, 2010
About the book:
Love can heal even the deepest scars …
After seven years with no clue as to the whereabouts of Ann Ballard’s missing husband, nearly everyone presumes him dead. Now forty-something, Ann is ready for her stagnant life to flow again. Then one day, a dark-haired younger man from her past shows up on her doorstep offering a river of hope in place of tears.
Former neighbor Mark Roth has secretly loved Ann for years. A respected attorney, he’s returned home to help Ann face down disapproving family members and the legal maneuvering of her likely deceased husband’s family—while quietly winning her heart.
When the hidden truth of Ann’s situation turns their lives on end and another tragedy strikes, the two must come to terms with family, faith and the depths to which true love can run.
I loved this story because it was SO not formulaic even though it was very romantic. I saw it more as a love story because it was tragic and beautiful and breathtaking all at once. In fact, Meander Scar was so unique--as were the issues the couple dealt with--that it made the story that much more compelling to me. I found the conflict very emotionally moving in several places as the heroine dealt with seemingly impossible situations. The hero was incredibly heroic and I loved him from the beginning. And the heat between them...wow! I had difficulty putting this book down because the tension kept building and there was also a cool "mystery" type subplot regarding the missing husband that kept the pace moving along. In short, this novel not only tugs at your heart, but it sizzles on the page. I highly recommend this story for romance lovers who get tired of the same-old, same-old romantic themes.
Meander Scar was published by Black Lyon and released in February 2010.