Personally, I found this to be an enjoyable story just not my very favorite book for several reasons.
1: At the core it was good but it wasn’t very clean for Christian fiction and didn’t focus a lot on being saved it was more like God exists but there wasn’t a personal relationship. It was also the way of most characters too and their pasts.
2: It was very full of sexual abuse mentioned in ways that gave too many details for me personally.
Otherwise, it was interesting, hard, and I liked that the author is bringing attention to sinful actions and how no one is perfect not even those in churches or police but not everyone is a monster.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.
About the book
Contemporary romance author Janine Rosche delivers an inspirational tale about overcoming strife and opening your heart to love with ASPEN CROSSROADS (Berkley Mass Market; August 24, 2021).
Haven Haviland has made it her life’s mission to help the people of her small community, until one mistakes costs her the beloved counseling practice that was once a haven for her patients. Trusting men has gotten her into trouble before, but in order to gain the forgiveness she so desperately craves, she must trust her heart—and her regrets—to a mysterious newcomer with his own rocky past.
Few in the community of Whisper Canyon have actually met Jace Daring, the handsome recluse who lives at Aspen Crossroads, the farm at the edge of town. That doesn’t stop the rumors about the small farm and the multiple women who live with him. He must protect the truth—that the farm-to-table restaurant he plans to open will provide new livelihoods for women rescued from human trafficking. Jace vowed he would never reside in Whisper Canyon and hopes to move on to his next assignment soon, but he needs a partner he can trust to mentor the women in his stead. It just so happens that he has recently met a counselor in need of work. What better way for Haven to right her wrongs than to mentor women looking to rebuild their lives?
When the mayor’s campaign to clean up Whisper Canyon threatens Aspen Crossroads, dangers from the women’s pasts resurface and Haven’s mistakes are exposed to the town. Jace would do anything to save Haven and the women in his care, but it turns out they aren’t the only ones in need of saving.
About the author
Prone to wander, Janine Rosche finds as much comfort on the open road as she does at home. This longing to chase adventure, behold splendor, and experience redemption is woven into her Madison River Romance and Whisper Canyon Romance series. When she isn’t writing or traveling, she teaches family life education courses to college students, takes too many pictures of her sleeping dogs, and embarrasses her four children and husband with boy and serenades.