Published by Independently publishedSeries: Anders Crossing #1
Date Published: 26 February, 2018
Genres: Christian Fiction, Contemporary, Romance
Source: The Romance Reviews, Publisher
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Joey Landry is stuck between a rock and a hard place. After inheriting her late aunt's bed-and-breakfast inn, she has the overwhelming task of keeping the struggling business afloat while also trying to raise her twelve-year-old disabled son, Evan, on her own.
Nathan Griffin, a handsome businessman and farmer from Texas, stops by on his way through Louisiana and decides to spend a few days at the inn, despite the fact there's a hurricane brewing in the Gulf of Mexico. Joey is immediately taken with his friendliness and southern charm, but what she doesn't realize is he's been sent to spy on her by his ruthless and wealthy boss, who wants to buy Joey's property to drill for oil.
Nathan, who never wanted to take part in the deception in the first place, never expected to meet such a strong and admirable Christian woman as Joey Landry, and he certainly didn't expect to fall in love. Nathan refuses to go along with his boss' wishes, but fearing he might lose Joey, Nathan never confesses to her the false pretenses that brought him to her small town of Anders Crossing.
When Nathan's deception is revealed, Joey is devastated, but Nathan promises to do whatever it takes to become an honorable man in her eyes once again, and sometimes reclaiming your honor means risking it all - especially for the woman you love.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Author/The Romance Reviews, Publisher and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.
Stephanie Sullivan is a new-to-me author, but one that is definitely going on my auto buy list! Sullivan’s writing style is unique and captivating, and made me, as a reader, feel as though I was a character among the pages. I loved each page turn and I felt such a connection with each character.
The town of Anders Crossing reminds me a lot like where I live. Rural, small and quaint. And, the people of Anders Crossing, caring and kind, remind me of my neighbors and friends. But, my favorite character out of all of them, was sweet Evan, Joey’s son. He was deaf, and as someone who has a passion for the hearing impaired, he really grabbed me!
Joey and Nathan’s characters really spoke to me. I felt the emotions they felt, I felt their love for each other growing as if it was my own. They were both flawed, but it made them perfect for the story. Their interactions had me smiling, and chuckling, and rooting for them until the last page was reached.
This is a story of hope, deceit, understanding and having faith that God will show the way. From start to finish, the reader will be cocooned into a story that is a roller coaster of ups, downs, and lots of great messages. Sullivan set out to deliver an amazing story for her readers and that’s just what she did. Four stars, and high recommendations from me! Grab a copy now and see just what I’m talking about.