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Usually I don't even start LDS fiction because I find it rather preachy and/or poorly written. I was pleasantly surprised with this one though. I picked this book up for 50 cents at a library sale (not realizing it was an LDS author) and figured I would give it a try. I liked the characters and it kept me wanting to read. I felt a little unfulfilled at the end wishing I could know more about all of the characters endings... But the story was good and it was easy to see how much the author put ...more
This story felt pretty contrived (very predictable) and the characters were somewhat unbelievable. A young woman escaping from an abusive relationship, with just her son, a rusty car and a suitcase of clothes happens upon a bed and breakfast escape for so many, named 'Haven', of course, where conveniently a recovering lawyer, immediate guy friends and possible future/current love interest (though too young and immature at the moment--yet responsible enough to take care of her son?!--an annoying ...more
Victoria and I listened to this on tape in the car and it was interesting, not my typical taste though. We liked the reader because she had a beautiful English accent. We also liked the way the author described things, since she is from England too it was very different than the way we talk.