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I received this book from the publisher to review and I chose it because I had never read this author before. I found this to be a light Christian romance that was easy to read and enjoy.
The premise of the story is of two characters who first met while doing internships in college. There was actually a triangle of relationships during this internship involving the two main characters and one important side character. A few years later, our characters come full circle.
During college, Zeke Monroe worked at a refuge house because being a strong Christian he wanted to help others. It was there that he met Julia Dare and Hunter Adams. Neither Julia nor Hunter were Christians but Zeke had hoped to teach them of God’s love through their interactions. Zeke fell in love with Julia and soon their relationship took on a level that didn’t mesh with his beliefs. Not long after they parted and their lives changed.
Now as a general manager of a resort, Zeke is at odds with his Christian life. He has lost his parents and no longer knows what to do. He exists. When the opportunity arises for him to come face to face with the one woman he gave his heart to and who hurt him, he finds himself realizing he still loves her even after all they had been through. When he hears that Julia is now a Christian his emotions are turned around so he doesn’t know how to handle that news when his own spiritual life is bitterly in pieces.
With the resort’s future on the line, Zeke and Julia worked together to create the best wedding in 30 days to impress one of the owners to keep the resort open. As they work alongside of each other, Zeke is tested with his lack Christianity and Julia’s newly discovered acceptance in God. Julia is a Christian but she hasn’t always been and because of that she has made mistakes which has led to her carrying around a secret that she knows will hurt Zeke so she is scared to tell him.
Secrets will always come out whether by our own admittance or by another source. Julia shares her secret with Zeke because that secret will be walking in the door of the resort and possibly ruin all the work they have done. Zeke must face the past and decide if his love of Julia is enough to forgive and move forward.
This is a beautiful story of losing your way and finding it again through redemption, forgiveness and love. Sometimes those who are the teachers will need to be the student in order to remember; which is where Zeke finds himself.
A wonderful developed story involving strong main characters struggling to find themselves with the help of some amazing secondary characters.