Heartwarming second-chance small-town romance about the redemptive power of love from RWA Golden Heart finalist Cindy Procter-King!
She never wants to go home again…
For Jess Morgan, Destiny Falls holds too many painful memories. Nine years ago, a logging accident near the remote timber town killed her dad and her high school sweetheart. To make matters worse, her mother quickly remarried. That choice tore Jess apart and drove her to seek a life far away.
But now fate steps in, and family obligations force her return home. Before long, Jess is convinced that persuading her mom to move halfway across the country to live with her will repair their shattered bond. She doesn't count on a long-ago crush reentering her life and turning her carefully structured world upside down.
Rugged forester Adam Wright believes in family, roots, and not running from heartache. Now, all he wants is to help Jess break down the walls of the lonely sanctuary she's built for herself and heal her past hurts. It's not until she rejects his plans for their future that he realizes his persistence has pushed her further away—not at all what he intends.
Has he lost his chance? Or can he convince Jess that where she truly belongs is at his side and in his heart...for the rest of their lives?
- Romance Writers of America Golden Heart finalist in Long Contemporary Romance!
"Procter-King's characters struggle to overcome old heartaches and forge a new future in this contemporary romance set in British Columbia." Publisher's Weekly
"Procter-King has written a 'home' for all of us. Destiny Falls is the place that holds your first love, your first triumph; it's where you lost a person you cared about. Jess is a character who women will identify with, having to forget a past that is beyond difficult to do.Coming to terms with loss, while attempting to understand that a parent is also a person who needs their own life and love, is a tough road. But the author has done a good job of showing readers that out of anguish can come hope." RT Book Reviews
"The latest from Procter-King, a Golden Heart finalist and author of Borrowing Alex, is a sentimental novel about love, grief, and coming home again. Jess is a sympathetic protagonist who learns the well-worn lesson that home is with the people you love." Booklist Online
"Cindy Procter-King weaves together the lives of her characters with a skill that creates a beautiful pattern of love with just enough darkness in the design to highlight the beauty of unconditional friendship, familial love that ebbs and flows but never disappears, and best of all, she weaves in the love of a man and woman who suffered bitter grief and loss but come out of that dark part of life to the glorious light of true love." Long and Short Reviews
"WHERE SHE BELONGS is a very emotional and heartfelt story of broken relationships and painful memories. Finding where she truly belongs is a heartwarming lesson for Jess in revealing the true meaning of love and the ability to forgive. The story is very well written and the passion as well as pain the characters feel is clearly felt by the reader. I thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful story of love and finding oneself in the process." Fresh Fiction
"An engaging tale of rediscovering your roots and family..." Romance Reviews Today
Procter-King's characters struggle to overcome old heartaches and forge a new future in this contemporary romance set in British Columbia. Shoe buyer Jess Morgan returns to her hometown of Destiny Falls after her stepfather's death. At first, Jess doesn't plan on staying long, but seeing how much her mother needs her changes her mind. So does handsome forester Adam Wright. Jess and Adam's friendship quickly evolves into more, and Adam starts dreaming of a future with Jess in Destiny Falls, though Jess is reluctant to stay in a town she associates with the deaths of her father and boyfriend in a logging accident years before. Procter-King gives her characters realistic conflicts to overcome, but Adam's persistent pursuit of Jess comes off as more abrasive than endearing, undermining the charm of the rural setting.
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This was my 1st book by this author, but when another opportunity arises on Bookbub, I won’t hesitate to buy another. I enjoyed it a lot. The setting sounds like a lovely place to visit & the characters were well developed. Some semi graphic sex scenes, but not nearly as graphic as many others & not page after page after page of it. I appreciated not needing to skip half the book trying to get past a lot of it.