He just wants to erase his past.
The day Jack—formerly Winston Stewart—walked out of jail, he vowed to keep his conviction a secret. After all, it wasn't like he'd committed a murder. Just a terrible mistake, and he did his time. Now he wants a new life in a sleepy town where no one knows his name. Deep Haven is the perfect place to start over as a chef. The last thing the former pararescue jumper wants is to get involved. But when Boone Buckam—his friend and the one guy he owes for getting him out of the slammer—asks for help, how can Jack refuse?
She can't seem to escape hers.
Colleen Decker has already escaped evil once—as a teenager, she was kidnapped by a murderer. But she's put all that behind her as a trauma nurse in Minneapolis. Or maybe not, because a freak mistake in the ER sends her past crashing down on her. She needs a timeout in her hometown of Deep Haven. She doesn't plan to stay—even when she's roped into the job of flight nurse for the town's Crisis Response Team chopper. Colleen's not sure why she's drawn to danger, but she'll be safe enough. After all, she'll need training, and her teacher is a handsome former pararescue jumper. What could go wrong?
But facing the past might put their future together in jeopardy.
When Jack said he didn't want to get involved, he especially meant his heart—but being with Colleen feels like a fresh start. He'll even climb aboard a chopper again, despite his vows. They're headed for a happy ending…
But secrets never stay buried in a small town. And when disaster strikes one snowy night, they'll both have to decide if the past will destroy them…or if it just might lead them home.
Cozy up to this perfect Deep Haven drama about discovering a season of second chances.
About the Authors:
Susan May Warren is the USA Today best-selling novelist of more than 85 books. With more than 1.5 million books sold, she is beloved by reviewers and readers around the world.
Andrea Christenson lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two daughters. When she is not busy homeschooling her girls, she loves to read anything she can get her hands on, bake bread, eat cheese, and watch Netflix. Andrea's prayer is to write stories revealing God's love.
Colleen is an ER nurse in Minneapolis. She has seen a lot of gruesome and scary things but when an inmate is brought into the ER and manages to hold her at knife point, she begins to suffer anxiety attacks. She takes some time off to go back home to the small town where she grew up, Deep Haven. Colleen spent all her teen years dreaming of getting out of this small town and is determined not to stay. Jack is former military pararescue. He spent his last year in prison for felony battery charges. Colleen struggles to believe that God's plan for her life could be in Deep Haven and Jack struggles to believe that God has a plan for his life.
This is a beautiful story of self discovery, redemption, and overcoming. Both Colleen and Jack are running from their past and their past mistakes. Colleen fears that people still see her as a teen with bad judgement. Jack fears that people will not accept him because of his prison record. Both of them constantly worry about what others think of them and feel as if they don't measure up. The ending is perfect. Absolutely loved this book!
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Absolutely LOVED It!
Absolutely LOVED this story of Colleen and Jack! Andrea writes such amazing stories of adventure, suspense and romance! When she weaves her stories, I always feel like Deep Haven is a place I want to live. If you’re looking for characters that seem down to earth, real and have real life flaws, she’s the writer for you! I always love how she weaves in the faith element, it’s never pushy but you know her characters are learning to grow in their faith. I truly can’t say enough good things about this author and this book. My only regret? I can’t give it 10 stars!
I received an ARC of this book, but this review is in my own words.