Book Description from the publisher:
Ethan and Sophie long to share a future together. But the secrets they’re not sharing could tear them apart.
Sophie Caldwell has returned to Hickory Ridge, Tennessee after years away. Despite the heartaches of her childhood, Sophie is determined to make a home, and a name, for herself in the growing town. A gifted writer, she plans to resurrect the local newspaper that so enchanted her as a girl.
Ethan Heyward’s idyllic childhood was shattered by a tragedy he has spent years trying to forget. An accomplished businessman and architect, he has built a majestic resort in the mountains above Hickory Ridge, drawing wealthy tourists from all over the country.
When Sophie interviews Ethan for the paper, he is impressed with her intelligence and astounded by her beauty. She's equally intrigued with him but fears he will reject her if he learns about her shadowed past. Just as she summons the courage to tell him, Ethan’s own past unexpectedly and violently catches up with him, threatening not only his life but their budding romance.
I have enjoyed Love's Hickory Ridge series and this book is a great addition to it! I was excited to return to Hickory Ridge and spend time with the characters once again! Ethan and Sophie are both harboring secrets and trying to make something of themselves. Their relationship develops and grows and hits rough patches and uncertainity just as relationships do in real life; this makes it easy to relate to the characters and empathize with them throughout the book. This book cover is also absolutely beautiful, I love the snow and the church in the background, it is such a beautiful scene.
*I received a complimentary copy from Thomas Nelson publishers in exchange for a honest review.