I read my first T. I. Lowe story, Under the Magnolias, last year and loved it so much that I immediately raced through four more of her books and loved them all. Indigo Isle was no different! I absolutely loved this story.
Ms. Lowe writes in a way that draws you so deeply into the story and the lives of her characters that you truly feel like you know them. I loved how Sonny systematically broke down Hudson’s barriers and how Hudson helped her see what she needed to do to get out of the situation she was in. Both of these characters had been through so much so it was beautiful to see them heal. One of my favorite aspects of the story was how Sonny didn’t let Hudson’s gruffness push her away. I also really loved how they got to know each other so well before falling in love. The other thing I really enjoyed were the secondary characters, specifically Erlene and Vee. They both added so much to this story. I wish we all had friends like them!
*I purchased and received a complimentary copy of this story. All opinions are my own. The faith thread is light.
Sonny Bates left South Carolina fifteen years ago and never looked back. Now she’s a successful Hollywood location scout who travels the world, finding perfect places for movie shoots. Home is wherever she lands, and between her busy schedule and dealing with her boss’s demands, she has little time to think about the past . . . until her latest gig lands her a stone’s throw from everything she left behind.
Searching off the coast of Charleston for a secluded site to film a key scene, Sonny wanders onto a private barrier island and encounters its reclusive owner, known by locals as the Monster of Indigo Isle. What she finds is a man much more complex than the myth.
Once a successful New York attorney, Hudson Renfrow’s grief has exiled him to his island for several years. He spends his days alone, tending his fields of indigo, then making indigo dye—and he has no interest in serving the intrusive needs of a film company or yielding to Sonny’s determined curiosity. But when a hurricane makes landfall on the Carolina coast, stranding them together, an unlikely friendship forms between the two damaged souls. Soon the gruff exterior Hudson has long hidden behind crumbles—exposing the tender part of him that’s desperate for forgiveness and a second chance.
A story of hanging on and letting go, of redemption and reconciliation, and of a love that heals the deepest wounds, from the author of the breakout Southern fiction bestseller Under the Magnolias.