by Laurie Breton (Goodreads Author)
Freshly divorced from husband number three, Sarah Connelly packs up her rebellious teenage niece, climbs into her vintage Mustang and leaves New Orleans to begin a new life as an owner of a suburban Boston bookstore. Her relationship with the 15-year-old quickly deteriorates, and when Kit runs away, Sarah turns to the only man who can help her, a young priest named Father...more
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published March 1st 2004 by Mira Books
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My mother had picked this book up at Goodwill and when she finished with it, she passed it on. Romance novels are, for me, a special kind of book; I read them when I want a quick, exciting, interesting read that I don't really have to spend a lot of time thinking about. I know how it's going to end before I read it...let's face it, no one wants to read a romance where the guy & girl don't end up together, so it's the getting there that is important. I think it takes a special talent to make...more
4.5 stars. I was informed that I might love Clancy Donovan as much as Rob MacKenzie and I was skeptical. I should have known better! Listen to your elders. ;) The long and the short of it is that this was another great story by Laurie Breton that will make you want to sit down and read it until you are done. Though there is a crime element to the tale, at its heart it is a story about love and forgiveness, about accepting your mistakes and defining your life not by where you've been, but by wher...more
This is my favorite type of book. The story has romance, mystery and suspense. Our hero is a priest, Father Clancy Donovan. I loved how he was written. He has a mystery from his past that needs resolution. He comes to see how he has denied himself love while seeking some sort of redemption. Our heroine is flawed but has learned from her past mistakes. Set in Boston, part of a series the situation here is a missing run away teen girl. Loved this book.
Laurie Breton is a USA Today bestselling author of romantic suspense and women's fiction. When not writing, she enjoys spending time with her two grown children and with her two grandchildren, who are the light of her life. If you went looking, you might find her at the beach, or attending a sidewalk art festival, or walking the streets of Boston. Laurie lives in a small town in Maine with her hus...moreMore about Laurie Breton...