Rekindled by Tamera Alexander
I couldn't put this book down, the characters enchanted me, and I felt as if I was a part of this story.
Kathryn Jennings moved from all that was comfortable and familiar to live with her husband, Larson Jennings. Together, they started a ranch and a new way of life. Although Kathryn is in love with her husband, there is something missing. She has everything she could possibly want in him, or so she tells herself. Somehow, the pain of not being able to get inside her husband's heart is something that nags at her day after day.
During a snowstorm, her husband leaves without much explaination, other than a note. She trusts him to make his way back to her, but when he doesn't return for days, she begins to worry. Months pass, and Larson never comes home. Kathryn must deal with the reality that she must now run the ranch, deal with the loss of her husband and take care of the child that is growing inside her.
As she begins working for another rancher, she meets another man. This one reminds her so much of her late husband, yet he has scars that have disfigured him. Still, she is drawn to him and slowly finds herself falling for him.
This book was so beautifully written. The characters were so developed and deep, I enjoyed watching Larson transform through the power of Christ. The theme of this book is truly, "God works out all things for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28