Natalie O'Ryan had no plans to return to Prince Edward Island. But when her fiance books their wedding in her hometown and schedules a summer at Rose's Red Door Inn, she sets out to plan the perfect wedding. Yet she can't possibly plan for a run-in with Justin Kane - the best friend she left behind all thos eyears ago after promising to stay.
Justin has never forgotten Natalie. He'd been prepared to follow her off the island until tragedy struck, leaving him to run the family dairy farm. He's done the best he can with the life that was thrust upon him - but with Natalie back in the picture, he begins to realize just how much joy he's been missing.
After Natalie's reception venue falls through, she must scramble to find an alternative, and the only option seems to be a barn on Justin's property. As they work together to get the dilapidated building ready for the party, Natalie and Justin may discover that there is more between them than broken promises and an old friendship.
Sigh. Stories generate many different emotions in a reader, including great shouts of excitement, groans of disappointment, outright laughter, tears of sadness, or that "sigh" of complete satisfaction. On Love's Gentle Shore elicited the warm, fuzzy feelings and sweet sigh of "wow, that was so good!" It held themes of grace, mercy, unending love, reconciliation, and forgiveness (it packs a wallop!) Stories of reconciliation impact me more and more these days as I find it one of the most poignant signs of Christ working in a person to love without restrictions and forgive without conditions - just as God loves us.
On Love's Gentle Shore was simply a beautifully written story that will go on my favourites shelf.
NOTE: It is third in the series, "Prince Edward Island Dreams". I have not read the first two novels, but will definitely do so now!
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.