About the book: For these two broken hearts, the first step toward love will be a huge leap of faith.
Jessica Mason isn’t looking for love when she meets Ridley Chesterfield. Instead she is still reeling from the tragic, unexpected loss of her husband and daughter—and awaiting the arrival of her unborn child. Harboring the secret of her husband’s betrayal, her pain is deeper than anyone knows.
Ridley Chesterfield is hiding out in Hope Springs, Idaho, avoiding a political scandal and the barrage of false media headlines that have tarnished his good name. The last thing Ridley wants is a relationship—but when fate leads Ridley to form a friendship with his reclusive and pregnant neighbor, he wonders if this small-town hideout might be more of a long-term destination.
When Jessica begins to read her great-grandfather’s Bible, she finds a connection with a man she never knew. Somehow the verses he marked and the words he wrote in the margins open her heart to healing. And as Ridley and Jessica help each other forgive the people who have wronged them, they must decide if the past will define them or if they will choose to love again.
Who I Am With You weaves together a modern-day romance with Jessica’s great-grandfather’s story from the 1930s, reminding us that some truths can cross generations and that faith has the power to transform families forever.
Genre: Christian fiction.
My Rating: 3 and 1/2 stars
Recommendation: Anyone over 17/18. Warnings below.
My favorite character is: I loved Jessica, her character was so wounded and yet strong while still being vulnerable.
My Verse for Jessica is John 13:34
34 A new commandment I give unto you That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. (King James Verison.)
And then there was Ridley and another male POV that are so interesting, I liked getting to read both of the stories told in this novel.
My thoughts: Ack, I love this book! It was so heartwrenching and loveable all at once with a dash of intrigue! And while I didn’t care for all of the mentions of a man cheating on his wife, and a wife cheating on her husband . . . But it was shown as a sin and how it hurt the woman. But anyway, this book was SO good! It was a new take on a familiar almost cliche’ story. The switches in time were confusing at first, but they quickly grew on me, and I fell in love with both stories.
Warnings: Mentions of an affair, and a man and a woman wanting a divorce.
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