Here's the description of the book from Tyndale House Publishers:
"Christy Williams finally has her life on track. She’s putting her past behind her and working hard to build a career as an antiquarian book buyer. But things begin to unravel when a stolen Hemingway first edition is found in her possession, framing her for a crime she didn’t commit. With no one to turn to, she yearns for her estranged younger sister, May, whom she abandoned after their parents’ untimely deaths. Soon, Christy’s fleeing from her shattered dreams, her ex-boyfriend, and God. Could May’s Triple Cross Ranch be the safe haven she’s searching for? Will the sisters realize that each possesses what the other desperately needs before it’s too late? A stunning debut from the latest Christian Writers Guild winner."
My Rating: Spring
This whole book was intriguing and certainly no fairytale story! I really appreciated the authenticity of the story, from Christy's problems with smoking and alcohol, to details about buying and selling rare books (for which the author has experience to draw from!). I loved seeing the changes in Christy's and May's lives as the story developed, and I enjoyed the uniqueness of the plot.
While there really wasn't much "romance," which I really love in books, I still felt drawn in to the book and moved by the raw emotions found within the pages. The secondary characters were real, and I really liked getting to know Hunter, Beth, Jim, and Ruth especially.
There are some hard topics to read about in this book, but overall the message is uplifting and inspiring. If you're looking for a story about redemption and reconciliation that's well-written and a little bit different, than this book is for you!
*With thanks to Tyndale House Publishers for my copy of the book, which I won on Goodreads.*