Published: October 1, 2015
Published by: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Kindle edition, 240 pages
Haunted by a tragedy in his past and estranged from his parents, photographer Josh Whitehall shuns close relationships and wants nothing to do with pesky children. But when Faith Parker and her exuberant eleven-year-old brother move to Wentworth Cove, Maine, his world is turned upside down. When Josh hears that Daniel needs a photography mentor, he can't refuse fast enough. That is, until he meets Faith....Gradually, Daniel's zest for life and Faith's friendship begin to bring healing to Josh in a most unexpected way.
Reviewed by Sandra Olshaski
I thoroughly enjoyed this Second Wentworth Cove novel.
Faith Parker is a kindergarten teacher who has moved with her family from Texas to Wentworth Cove, Maine. Josh Whitehall is a brooding photographer with a secret. When he is asked to mentor eleven-year old Daniel in his photography pursuits, refusal turns to willingness when he meets Daniel's beguiling sister, Faith. And the chemistry between them begins and slowly builds. A poignant family crisis tests the faith and commitment of the Parker family, drawing Faith, Daniel and Josh ever closer. I thought I had figured out the outcome of this emotionally-charged story, but was pleasantly surprised when proved wrong.
The characters are real and likeable. My favorite is Daniel, an adorable, lively, thoughtful and self-confident lad even in the face of serious challenges that would discourage any adult. The author has done an excellent job in crafting his character, as well as the others. All are complex in their own way. The author has captured the essence of happy family life, whose members actually talk to each other, enjoy being together, cook together and eat together. And Daniel is the glue that binds them all.
I highly recommend this gentle, well-written story. It is a love story on several levels and highlights the healing power of love and family devotion.
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Note: This book is rated G.
Disclosure: Thanks to Rebecca Stevenson for sending me this book for review. I was not compensated in any other way, nor told how to rate or review this product.