Charisse Wellman’s husband has been gone a year, and she’s about to lose the only home her son, V.J., has ever known. She’s quit law school but the money just isn’t there. Her only option is to work as a law clerk for her ex-friend, Gideon Tabor. The only problem: Gideon is the judge who let her husband’s killer go free, and Gideon doesn’t know the connection.
Gideon Tabor can’t believe that the woman interviewing for the job is the girl he loved in high school. Charisse is hesitant about accepting his job offer, and when she does, Gideon makes every attempt to apologize for his relationship-ending blunder in high school. Charisse accepts his apology, but she keeps him at a distance. When Gideon learns that Charisse’s anger actually stems from his release of the man who ran down her husband, he tries to explain, but Charisse doesn’t want Gideon’s excuses or the love he has to offer. She wants her husband’s killer to pay.Here are some of the quotes from readers:
Haven't enjoyed a book like this in a long time. So used to my mysteries & historical romance, I forgot the joys of a real life story & God's role in our lives. Refreshed & uplifted is how this story comes across. Tragedy can lead to true forgiveness & love if we step out of God's way.CHARISSE!
I love this book. Charisse and young V.J. come to vivid life through the author’s skilled writing. From the first paragraphs I cared about her predicament and her son’s stark grief. When Judge Gideon Tabor is introduced, it’s easy to picture the football quarterback turned successful lawyer. More handsome than any guy has a right to be, with the bonus of a soft side. The relationship between Charisse, VJ and Gideon tugs at the heart as they struggle through present and past disappointments and dreams. Misunderstandings become huge barriers, as they can in real life. But faith also plays an important role in this story, and that brings hope.
With its well-written, heart-warming message of forgiveness and second chances, Charisse readily earns five stars. Highly recommended.
I'm so mad at myself! I started this book at about 11:00 p.m. And it is now 3:20!!!! I could not put the book down! It is one of the best books I have ever read! I am so glad I purchased this! Please keep writing! You are a fabulous author !! I loved the spiritual truths, I loved the romance, I loved the unexpected twist! I would give this book far more than five stars! Great job!
I really enjoyed this book. It was such a wonderful story of second chances, love, forgiveness and God's love. As a widow, I could definitely relate to the main character's emotions and her journey in finding God's plan for her life. This was a wonderful read and I definitely look forward to the next book in the series.
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