A new beginning in charming Oceanside, Washington, is exactly what
Hope Godwin needs after the death of her twin brother. There are plenty
of distractions, like her cozy cottage with the slightly nosy landlords
next door, and a brewing drama among her students at the local high
Even having settled quickly into the community, Hope still feels something is still missing. That is, until her landlords convince her to volunteer at their animal shelter. There she meets Shadow, a rescue dog that everyone has given up on. But true to her name, Hope believes he’s worth saving.
Like Shadow, shelter volunteer Cade Lincoln Jr. is suffering with injuries most can’t see. A wounded ex-marine, Cade identifies with Shadow, assuming they are both beyond help. Hope senses that what they each need is someone to believe in them, and she has a lot of love to give. As she gains Shadow’s trust, Hope notices Cade begins to open up as well. Finding the courage to be vulnerable again, Cade and Hope take steps toward a relationship, and Hope finally begins to feel at peace in her new home.
But Hope’s happiness is put to the test when Cade’s past conflicts resurface, and Hope becomes embroiled in the escalating situation at the high school. Love and compassion are supposed to heal all wounds, but are they enough to help Hope and Cade overcome the pain of their past and the obstacles in the way of a better future?
About The Author
There are several stories here, as with everyday life, and the answers come as we begin to care for the characters that are presented!
Grief, yes, we move on, but it somehow always has a hold on our hearts, and add to this the trauma of war, and the reliving of events! We meet these people, and how they find each other!
We are so see the healing that dogs offer, with their unconditional love, even with abuse to the point of death, a rescued soul.
We also have high school students, dealing with peer pressure, among other things, and surprises and answers come here!
As you can see we are offered a lot in this quick read, and also a little bit of sweet romance, along with healing!
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Ballentine,Books and was not required to give a positive review.