|Elliot Truman II is in love with his coworker, Rachel Santos. After the death of her husband Rachel has gone through a rough patch trying to raise daughters Jessica and Amelia while holding down a full time job. Elliot wants much more from Rachel but she seems to only want his friendship. Estranged from her sister Laura, stalked by someone whose threats become increasingly vicious, Elliot provides a safe haven for her and the girls. Both date others but their hearts never forget one another. No one seems able to fill the emptiness left when a misunderstanding drives them apart.
Dianne Miley fills this second book in the series with romance and suspense. The stalker who threatens Rachel is a wiley character who could be anyone. Rachel's and Elliot's love story is fraught with insecurities in both of these wonderful people. Amelia and Jessica are loveable, sometimes precocious, and have some of the best dialogue in the book. The James family is filled with warm, loving people who would do anything for one another. Elliot's mother is quite a character. Friend to Myrtle Winthrop, the town gossip and troublemaker, she tries to rule the roost with an iron hand while still climbing the social ladder. His father is one of those patient men who gives the love Elliot needs while his mom is busy with other things.
The players in this wonderful story are well crafted. So many people could be the stalker that the author keeps us guessing. Very few readers will be able to figure out who the stalker is. That makes for great suspense that will keep mystery lovers enthralled.
This second in the series is as good or better than the first. Ms. Miley pens this story well as Rachel has to realize God didn't give up on her, she'd given up on him. The message is excellent and well told fitting perfectly into the storyline.
Reviewer: Dee Dailey
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