Wednesday, June 4, 2014

THE ROAD TO REDEMPTION by Laurie Larsen: Book review

Roadtrip to Redemption (Pawleys Island Paradise)

Author: Laurie Larsen
Genre: Inspirational Romance

Goodreads Blurb:

It started as a trip to lose old memories. It became a journey to find her heart.

Leslie Malone faces an empty, lonely summer. Her marriage is over. Her daughter is overseas, living her dream. Her students are enjoying a carefree summer break. What's the purpose of her life if she's not a wife, mother and teacher? The idea of a roadtrip beckons her. Aimless wandering? Or inspired discovery? A woman of faith, she asks God for His guidance, then does her best to follow His direction.

Hank Harrison is a quiet man, good with his hands, but short on words. He's paid a heavy price for not forgiving his son for horrible mistakes made years ago, mistakes with vast consequences. Hank recognizes Leslie as an answer to his prayers, and together, they begin to mend their futures.

Neither of them plans to fall in love. Will the worst summer of Leslie's life become the season that redeems them both? 

My review:

*I received a complimentary copy in exchange for a honest review*

My star rating: 5/5

I don't usually read contemporary romances. When I was approached about reviewing this, I had literally just received a bombshell in my own personal life. Something (I credit Him) told me to take this one on, and to put at the very top of my TBR list. I listened to that little voice, and I can't begin to tell you how glad I am that I did.

This beautifully written story gives a gentle but clear reminder that we have to allow God to lead us where he wants us to end up. Instead of focusing on what we think we need, we have to be patient and trust Him enough to reveal it in His own time.

I am an avid reader of romance. This was the simplest and still most endearing romance I have read to date. It is an adult relationship through and through. It was absolutely a pleasure to have been given the opportunity to enjoy this story.

1 comment:

  1. Mary, thanks so much for featuring me today! I'm so thrilled to meet your readers.

    Laurie, waving "Hiii!"