C. J. Darlington won the 2008 Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild Operation First Novel contest with this novel. I can see why. It is a great novel about relationships, forgiveness and new beginnings.
Sisters May and Christy lost their parents to an automobile accident. Christy ran away and eventually began working in an antiquarian bookstore. May found her way to working on a farm, then becoming a co-owner of the operation. When Christy's life falls apart, she has no place to turn but to her sister. Will "sinner" Christy be received by her "godly" sister? Will the scorned boyfriend who threatened Christy's life follow her?
Darlington has written a well plotted novel with believable characters and realistic action. Her skill kept me turning pages through the excitement at the very end.
I'm waiting for her next one!
For you Pacific Northwest readers, this book is in the Sno-Isle Library system.
You might want to go to the publisher's website to see a video trailer and read the first chapter of the book. Tyndale House Publishers, 372 pages.