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Seeking His Love (Bayside Treasures #1)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  93 ratings  ·  34 reviews
For these two wounded hearts, it will take a great leap of faith to overcome past hurts and give love a chance to grow.

False accusations from the past haunt Rachel Clark, the new director of the Northcoast Christian Youth Theater. Seeking to make a fresh start in Fairhaven, Washington, she rents space for her group from an artists’ cooperative led by handsome frame shop o
Kindle Edition, 167 pages
Published February 12th 2019 by Flowing Stream Books (first published October 1st 2010)
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Carrie Turansky
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Seeking His Love is the first of three books in the Bayside Treasures Series set in Fairhaven, Washington. Each book includes a group of senior-age matchmaking friends who are intent on helping the younger generation find lasting love. I think you'll find it heartwarming and inspiring, and I'm looking forward to sharing it with you!

Seeking His Love tells the story of Rachel Clark, the new director of the NorthCoast Christian Youth Theater Group, who is trying to leave her past mistakes behind an
Deanne Patterson
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
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This is the first contemporary novel I have read by Carrie Turansky. I have read her historicals and enjoyed them immensely. Often times an author can not write very well in more than one genre but Carrie manages it with ease. Both of the main characters I enjoyed, Cam just took a little longer to like because of the way he was presented at the beginning of the story. He was an angry and bitter man who was not forgiving of a tragedy he blamed himself for. His heart was hurting.
Rachel is open ab
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Carrie Turansky expertly weaves the themes of faith and forgiveness throughout this contemporary tale. While I have been a fan of Turansky's books for years, I have not read one of her contemporary stories until now. I simply adore her historicals but was relieved to find that she was able to switch genres with ease.
Rachel Clarke is hoping for a fresh start as the new director of the NorthCoast Christian Youth Theater Group. She befriends a widower who is trying to escape past memories
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Seeking His Love was such an enjoyable contemporary romance to read. However, it was so much more, as well! Some of the topics this book explored were grief, guilt, forgiveness, gossip, and faith, just to name a few.

I liked both of these main characters. Even though Cam started off the story as a very gruff person, I thought the author did a great job of portraying him as a hurting soul who had lost his way and had stepped back from his relationship with God.

I appreciated the way that Rachel was
Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Turansky has written a sweet novel about forgiveness and redemption. Vivid word pictures put me right in Fairhaven, making me want to visit this quaint town and get to know its residents.

Rachel has a heart for the Lord and follows him with a sincerity I admired. My favorite thought of hers was this—But she was definitely not going to let herself get carried away with romantic daydreams about him. She had no idea where he stood spiritually. And that was much more important than outward appearance
Susan Snodgrass
When widower Cam finds himself the caretaker of his 14 year-old niece for the summer, he asks Rachel Clark, the new youth community drama director for help. Cam has been mourning his wife and son for four years and has no desire for a relationship. Rachel has fled a bad situation and is being cautious, too. Together, can they allow God to heal their hurts? Especially when an old and painful past intrudes? Sweet story of love, forgiveness and honesty and of how God works things for good to those ...more
Nov 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book had my full attention from the first chapter and then I couldn’t put it down. Rachel Clark is a drama teacher looking to make a fresh start and from the moment she meets Cam McKenna there is tension and determination from them both. Even though he has recovered from the devastation he is fierce and overly protective of his business. He has no intention of allowing Rachel, the new Christian Youth theater director, to take over the auditorium with kids and young adults to carry out their ...more
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Seeking His Love by Carrie Turansky is a lovely heartwarming romance focused on new beginnings, friendship, and family. This story has a wonderful focus on the arts and theater as well. This story is about overcoming the past and starting over. It is about learning to trust and lean on new friends and the power of family and love. Turansky’s characters are all easily relatable as readers compare what is going on in the story to their own lives. Readers will fall in love with Turansky’s character ...more
Paula Shreckhise
Seeking His Love is the furst in the Bayside Treasures series by Carrie Turansky.

I have absolutely loved Ms. Turansky’s historicals but this contemporary was a new slant for me.
She has proven that she can write capably in this genre, too.

Three hurting people. Can they find answers in a new venture?
Frame shop owner, Cam McKenna’s sister has a medical problem that finds her and her husband unable to care for their teenage Daughter, Kayla. Uncle Cam has agreed to take her for the summer. He is o
Jan 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not sure why the new updated version isn't on here since I do like the cover of the rereleased one.
There is one quote in this beautifully written book that I love
Finding our way home makes the journey well worth it.
I think the author means finding our way back to God if we fall off the wagon wheel. He is always waiting with open arms too. That to me is special.
I like how the author added forgiveness and trust into the story.
We all need to forgive because it will free us on the long run and mak
Kristine Morgan
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Seeking His Love is a sweet contemporary novel with just a hint of suspense. I enjoyed meeting Rachel Clark and Cam McKenna. Ms. Turansky did a fantastic job creating believable characters in a realistic plot.I also enjoyed watching Cam and Rachel grow throughout the story. Since this story is set in the north west, I will forgo my usual tea and suggest a mug of coffee while you relax with a good read.

I was given this book by the author with no expectations. All thoughts are my own!
Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is such a sweet story full of faith and forgiveness! I really enjoyed it! After reading this, I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series! Carrie Turansky always writes great stories with realistic characters!

I was given a complimentary copy of this ebook from the author, but was not required to write a review. The thoughts and comments are my own.
Jun 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful story about family and the power of forgiveness. This was one of my "random" reads. I found a copy at the library, thought the cover was pretty and the summary on the back sounded interesting, so I read it and am glad I did. It completely captured my attention and I will be looking for more from this author. :)
Connie Saunders
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Many who see the title of this book will assume that Seeking His Love is romantic fiction and that the title refers to a woman longing to find true love with a man. This is part of the story and there is a sweet romance but there is so much more. There is a man dealing with the grief of losing his wife and son and his guilt that he may have contributed to their accident. After almost five years he still can't forgive himself. There is a young woman who has been unjustly accused of inappropriate ...more
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A sweet story, with a touch of mystery, of a prodigal coming home 

My rating is 4.5 stars

Cam is a hero who is hard to not admire. Despite the fact that he doesn't want Rachel's theater group to rent space from the co-op, once the decision is made, he can't stop himself from helping and protecting her. I loved his care and concern for her and for his teen-aged niece.

Rachel is both full of faith and insecure. She had been badly hurt by the accusations that drove her from Seattle. Now, in her new pl
Beverly Jones
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Seeking His Love is the first book in the Bayside Treasures series by Carrie Turansky. Its setting is Fair Haven, Washington and it follows the life of drama teacher, Rachel Clark. Rachel is getting a fresh start as the director of a children's theater after she is forced to leave her previous job as a teacher. False accusations of an inappropriate relationship with a student has Rachel yearning for normalness in her new city of Fairhaven. When a brooding, handsome stranger named Cam enters the ...more
Patti Whitson Stephenson
This is an enjoyable story about two people who have both struggled with heartbreaking situations in their past. Rachel is trying to rebuild her life after false accusations cost her a teaching position. Cam feels responsible for the accident that took the lives of his wife and child. As the Fairhaven community begins to establish a Christian Youth Theater, they find that they need to set aside their differences to help the young people in their town. Rachel and Cam’s romance has a rocky start. ...more
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the first contemporary romance I’ve read by Carrie Turansky and it was quite enjoyable. It is also a book that was released in 2010 but revamped. I can’t wait to read the other two books in the series where we can meet other residents in Fairhaven, Washington! The book is well-written with a smoothly flowing plot, real and hurting characters, and an overarching theme of need for forgiveness and God’s grace.
Cam is a young widower who has changed his entire career trajectory after losing
Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story overflows with the themes of forgiveness and faith! It's beautifully written and a very enjoyable read!

Rachel's had to deal with some very difficult things in her life and it leads her to be wary of trusting people. Her growth in this story is very well written! I loved how she's strong and yet desires protection and love. Cam lost his wife and son in a car accident when a drunk driver hit them. He's been distant from God ever since and has no desire to try again...until Rachel. Their
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I just finished this book by Carrie Turansky over the weekend. It was a pretty quick and thoroughly enjoyable read.
Trying to escape an incident in her past, Rachel moves to Fairhaven hoping to start a new life with new children in her theater group. The first challenge is finding a place to rent. The second is changing Cam's mind about having children and teenagers around all the time. Forgiveness is a theme that pops up in both Rachel and Cam's life throughout the story. They both must learn t
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’ve been a fan of Carrie Turansky’s wonderful historical fiction for quite a while, so I was excited to read one of her contemporary books. Seeking His Love is a sweet, clean, inspirational story with endearing and captivating characters. Rachel Clark is a talented, drama teacher who was falsely accused in her previous job. As she tries for a fresh start, she runs into Cameron McKenna who is wounded and hurting from his past. The two are thrown together and find a chemistry, despite misgivings ...more
Jennifer K
Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
In the quaint setting of Fairhaven, Washington, Seeking His Love is a quick and enjoyable read. The artistic characters have unique personalities that when combined become an interesting community who all utilize the same building. I appreciated the realistic struggles of faith the characters faced when dealing with hurts from the past. Turansky’s story displays the importance of trust and friendship. The lessons in grace and forgiveness demonstrate that investing in other people has true reward ...more
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Seeking His Love is a great story of faith, forgiveness, honesty and reconciliation (redemption). Carrie Turansky did an excellent job of weaving these themes seamlessly throughout the story. Rachel Clark and Cam McKenna seem like an unlikely match. Rachel is the director of a Christian Youth theater that is looking to rent space in the building that Cam has his business. He is not a fan of having kids running throughout the building and disrupting things...his peace and quiet. However, Rachel w ...more
Jeanne Alfveby crea
Feb 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
A sweet contemporary story about second chances, covering themes of forgiveness, honesty and families being reunited. Both Cam and Rachel have experienced trouble and pain in their lives. Cam lost his wife and young son four years ago and blames himself. Rachel lost contact with her father at a very young age. Later she experiences false accusations and her reputation is destroyed before she left town and moved to Fairhaven, Washington. I enjoyed every page, watching how they learned to trust Go ...more
Michelle Castaneda
Seeking His Love by Carrie Turanksy is a marvelous read from start to finish. It is the first book in the Bayside Treasures series. Originally published in 2011 through the Love Inspired series, this version is revised. Those who love good, clean romance will definitely find that here. The characters are real and well developed. They face many challenges and have to deal with loss, pain, and false accusations. This is a fantastic read and I highly recommend it. I received a digital copy of this ...more
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Seeking His Love, by Carrie Turansky, is book one in the Bayside Treasures series. The book follows Rachel Clark and Cameron McKenna in a story about finding forgiveness, trust, and faith.

If you enjoy contemporary romance books especially those that have a Christian element, then Seeking His Love is definitely a book you will want to read! You will not be disappointed.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author/publisher, but was not required to leave a review.
Joan Arning
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Seeking His Love is a sweet love story. Who wouldn't be drawn to handsome widower Cam McKenna. Cam is an excellent male protagonist as he realizes God loves him and is waiting for him to return despite his mistakes. Your heart will go out to Rachel Clark directs the children's theatre and learns not to hide the truth. I enjoyed this excellent contemporary novel by Carrie Turansky and recommend it to others. I received a complimentary e-book from the author. This is my honest opinion.
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A beautiful story of forgiveness. Wonderful characters that all have troubles and are true to life. The author draws the reader in from the first page and doesn’t let go until the last sentence of the book. The story tells how we all make mistakes and even hurt those we love, but because of God’s love and forgiveness we can forgive and be forgiven. This was beautifully written with wonderful characters making me wish I could give it 10 stars!
Jul 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Seeking His Love by Carrie Turansky
Book 1
Cam McKenna is not the most cheerful man around. His wife and son were killed in a car accident four years ago and he carries the guilt of thinking he could have prevented it. He had no desire to ever love again….he thought. Then Rachel Clark entered into their co-op looking to rent space in their building. No way did he want her in the building or in his thoughts, where she seemed to take residence.

Rachel left her past behind her in Seattle to start over
Aug 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful book that weaves the story of The Prodigal Son into it, and stresses the importance of family and forgiveness. I will definitely be looking for more of Carrie's books to read in the future!
This was definitely one of my favorite reads in 2013!
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Bestselling Inspirational Romance Author Carrie Turansky writes historical and contemporary novels and novellas set in England and the US. She has won the ACFW Carol Award, the Holt Medallion, and the International Digital Award. Readers say her stories are: "Heartwarming and inspiring! I couldn't put it down!" . . . "Touching love story. It captured me from the first page! Rich characters, beauti ...more
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