He stole her peace.
Can hope steal their pain?
At the age of eighteen, Lacey Carmichael was a wild girl bent on fun, promised to Jack Carmichael, a straight-and-narrow pastor’s kid bent on the seminary. When her father kicks her out of the house, she runs away from Isle of Hope, turning her back on everything she loves. Now, eight years later, she’s back as a woman of faith, hoping to make amends to the father she defied, the boyfriend she deserted, and the best friend she denied. Only the bridges she’s burned are still smoldering, kindled by an adulterous affair by Jack’s pastor father that damaged his son’s faith. But can a turning of tables—and hearts—lead the way back to “hope” for them all?
After reading the first chapter, I couldn't imagine how Julie was going to pull a happily-ever-after out of this one, but I was delighted to be proven wrong. :)
Full of the sizzling romance and heart-rending emotional roller coasters that I've come to expect from a Lessman book, Isle of Hope tells a tangled web of a story from several viewpoints.
If I could describe this book in one word, it would be "restoration." There are so many broken relationships in the beginning of this story, but, one by one, each is restored in a beautiful and poignantly refreshing show of God's grace and love.
One of the things that I love about Julie's books is that almost every character gets their say in the story. It's always so fun to see/hear all the different sides of the story.
I loved this sweet, romantic read and give it 5 stars!
(Disclaimer: I received a PDF copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)