'Why did people have to hurt? Why did Almighty God make dreams come true and snatch them away?'
Victoria Bylin has written a book that will grab your interest and cause you to become deeply invested in her story. Shane Riley was once a strong Christian. Then an injury to his knee resulted in him not being able to play professional baseball anymore and he drifts so very far away from God. He is trying to find his little sister who was removed from the foster home that sheltered them both. He has talked viciously to her and needs to make it right, but it seems as if she has fallen off the earth.
MJ Townsend is on her way to Refuge, Wyoming with her son Cody to try and sell her grandfather's house to earn money to keep her and Cody alive. She is also battling a relentless virus that causes cervical cancer, one that has the potential to destroy, if not her life, then all her dreams for the future.
Somehow, these two meet and Shane rents MJ's garage apartment and begins teaching in the school where MJ's mother is the principal. Another sore spot of a relationship for her. MJ also soon discovers a link to Shane's sister.
More than one character in this story is struggling with a life altering problem and deep rooted pain. All have made choices at one time in their life that have caused them to regret their words and actions. These choices have affected their lives in ways they wish were not there, but regret causes these mistakes to take on a life of their own. However, there is one light that can shine through even the darkest of lives and bring back joy to any life. That is Jesus Christ and Bylin has allowed that light to shine brightly in this book. Expect tears to fall and your heart to rejoice when reading this one. And there is at least one more to come! I can't wait for Daisy's story. Bravo! Highly recommended.
*I was provided with an early copy of this book by the publisher and author. I was not required to leave a positive review. All the opinions stated here are expressly my own.
Love Discovered . . . Hope Renewed
Once a strong
Christian, third baseman Shane Riley lost his faith the night he injured
his knee in a freak car accident. Determined to return to professional
baseball and to find the sister he treated badly, Shane retreats to
Refuge, Wyoming. There he meets Melissa June “MJ” Townsend, a single mom
battling the virus that causes cervical cancer.
nothing to do with the handsome athlete—no doubt a womanizer considering
the stories in the news. But when a mistake results in Shane renting
her garage apartment, they become friends. That friendship blossoms into
something deep and pure, leaving MJ with a painful secret to tell. Even
more complicated, she discovers an unexpected tie to Shane’s missing
sister—a wounded woman who wants nothing to do with the perfect brother
who scorned her.
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