Sunday, January 18, 2015
Always on My Mind by Susan May Warren
We saw Casper and Raina fall in love in Warren's last installment of the Christiansen's story. Unfortunately, we also saw their breakup. Raina was pregnant with Casper's brother's child thanks to a one night stand and she decided that she needed to deal with this on her own.
This story happens in the midst of winter in the little town of Deep Haven. The Christensen's family lodge is under new management and trying to survive their first winter season open. Casper comes back from a job in Honduras, determined to win Raina back, only to discover her in the midst of labor. Their story just gets rockier from there.
Both find their way back to Deep Haven to heal from wounds and run into each other. They are drawn together to solve a long standing mystery of their town that includes missing bonds and a missing gangster. The treasure that they really find is their need for one another.
I really enjoyed the treasure hunting and mild mystery of this story. The winter setting was a perfect escape during the cold snowy days of our MidWest winter. Made me thankful things weren't colder. Raina and Casper both struggle with accepting themselves and God's love for them. The story does a beautiful job of them discovering how to do that separately in order that they can be a couple together.
A copy of this book was given to me by Tyndale Publishers for the purpose of review.