This story has its tough moments. In fact, there was a point fairly early on where I wondered if I should give up and admit that I just couldn't do this one. But I had previously read several books by Cynthia Ruchti and knew that this story would somehow be "hemmed in hope." And oh my goodness, was it ever! Every hurt, every loss, every point of despair led to beautiful lessons of God's provision, His grace, and the way He uses just the right people at just the right time to bring a beautiful new dawn after the darkness and healing to desperately hurting hearts.
Then Liam's three-year absence turns into something more, changing everything and plunging her into a sunless grief. As Mara struggles to find her footing, she discovers that even when hope is tenuous, faith is fragile, and the future is unknown, we can be sure we are not forgotten . . . or unloved.