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Sweet Devotion

3.38 of 5 stars 3.38  ·  rating details  ·  34 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Wayside, Oregon, population 17,900, seems like a Norman Rockwell painting come to life, with sixteen churches and a picturesque Main Street studded with cherry trees and flower borders. For caterer Amber Montgomery, Wayside is the perfect place to heal from her past as an abused wife and establish a new identity as the beloved local "cookie lady." For Police Chief Paul Eva ...more
ebook, 288 pages
Published February 1st 2004 by Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense (first published 2004)
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Amber Montgomery relocates to Wayside to forget about the abusive relationship she suffered with her ex-boyfriend in Los Angeles, who also happens to be a cop. Amber hates cops, and when Paul Evans mistakenly handcuffs and arrests her, she’s determined that he’ll suffer for his mistake. There’s no way she’s going to be manhandled by another cop.

Paul Evans is stunned that he’s arrested Amber by mistake. Since he’s accidentally bruised her hands during the a
Nov 23, 2008 Erin rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers of Christian fiction
Shelves: adultfiction
Amber Montgomery recently moved to a small town in Oregon after escaping an abusive boyfriend. She's remade herself into a caterer, and managed to repress everything that happened to her back in L.A. Things begin to change once she meets the town's chief of police, Paul Evans.

Paul has also escaped L.A. with his orphaned niece and nephew, whose parents were brutally murdered. Paul can tell that something is up with Amber...but doesn't know what it could be.

The story takes a turn when both are cal
Lis K
This book pleasantly surprised me. Amber was a missionary's kid who drifted away from her Christian upbringing in order to "experience the world" but instead, ended up in an abusive relationship with a police officer. Paul is the police chief in their small town and when he arrests Amber by mistake, sparks definitely fly. I thought the author developed Amber's character very realistically. She's trying to rebuild her life but still carries a lot of mistrust issues. Paul is intrigued by her but h ...more
Good story of Amber learning trust, love, and her way back to God.
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