I had trouble setting Unraveled down! I loved the setting of Alaska, and the variety of interesting characters in this book. This is a story full of secrets from the past and how they continue to exert their hold on those involved. It is also a story of forgiveness and new beginnings.
Lauren and Blake were very likeable characters, with things from their past that needed to be dealt with. I enjoyed the camaraderie they had with their friends and the little glimpses into Blake and Lauren’s past relationship and all that was involved in their breakup. These two have such chemistry and that is one of the things that made this a hard book to set down. The small town setting in Alaska was just right for this story and added to the enjoyment for me, as well. Very impressive for a debut novel. I thoroughly enjoyed Unraveled and definitely recommend it to readers who enjoy contemporary Christian romances. (5 stars)
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Blind-sided by her questionable fiance, Lauren Carter returns to the one place she’s been avoiding, the place she used to call home. As she’s forced to look into the eyes of her past and even worse, her unraveling future she discovers that running only leaves you out of breath on a dead end street. Will she choose to unveil the secrets that haunt her? Or will she bury them once and for all and embrace a new life so different from the one she once held dear?
Blake Tully, wildly successful and breathtakingly winsome owner of a new rafting business, finds Lauren’s unexpected reappearance confusing. As he torments himself with what if’s and what should’ve been’s, he can’t mistake the feeling that crawls down his spine every time he looks at her. Although she broke his heart once, he longs to give his childhood sweetheart another chance, but can he convince her to stop running away when life gets tough? And can he forgive her when he discovers the reason she’s been hiding?
Follow the story of these two shattered hearts as they discover the beauty of grace and forgiveness.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Here’s the scoop: I am a Northwest girl recently transplanted in the South, where I’m cultivating a writing career in the midst of mothering our three fabulous boys. When I’m not stepping on Legos, chauffeuring the fellas around suburbia or folding laundry, I like nothing more than to curl up with a great cup of coffee and a compelling read.
My husband and I come from a long line of seaside vacationers. We are happiest at the beach, for sure, and consider ourselves blessed to live within a few hours drive of several fabulous destinations. It is, however, about as far as I can get from the land I once called home (without actually leaving the country)…
…I was blessed to call Alaska home for the first eighteen years of my life. My family’s experiences there, combined with the Last Frontier’s rich history, inspires much of what I write.
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