About the Book:
Spring should bring renewal, but Maura McKnight-Parker cannot escape the past. Still reeling from the loss of one daughter, the former free spirit is thrown for a loop by the return of her older daughter, Sage, and the reappearance of her first love, Sage's father. Jackson Lange never knew his daughter-never even knew that he'd left the love of his life pregnant when he fled their small town-but he has never forgotten Maura.
Now they are all back, but Sage has her own secret, one that will test the fragile bonds of a reunited family. Thrown together by circumstances and dedicated to those they love, Maura and Jackson must learn to move forward and let go of the mistakes of their past for the bright future that awaits them and their friends in Hope's Crossing.
I enjoyed this third book set in Hope's Crossing Colorado. Maura is a single mom who recently lost one of her two daughters in a car accident that touched the characters in all the books in this series. Her other daughter returned home from college with her father in tow--the father Maura loved when she was in high school, the father who left before he knew she was pregnant, the father who never knew he had a daughter. These two get to know each other and the father from whom he is estranged. They learn that problems in families tend to repeat themselves but that people can change. All in all, its a sweet story with some depth. It is also a reasonably clean read with no bedroom scenes, and one that shows the real consequence of bedroom scenes. It was fun to see that I guessed the mystery character from the other books (though it wasn't the toughest mystery to solve).
I'd like to thank the publisher for making a review copy available via NetGalley. Grade: B.