Walking on Sunshine

Linda Nichols – At the Scent of Water – 2010/TBR

The Back of the Book: Two unimaginable tragedies … Two broken lives … One more chance …

Life was rewarding for Samuel Truelove.  A gifted heart surgeon, he married the love of his life and had a beautiful daughter.  But when he was called to perform an emergency surgery, a deadly cascade of events was set in motion …

Annie Truelove, hoping to escape painful reminders of her grief, leaves her beloved home in the mountains of North Carolina to begin a new life in faraway Seattle.  But sorrow and bitterness still haunt her.

When she is offered a  prestigious position with the Los Angeles Times, Annie believes this will allow her to finally shake off the past.  Instead, a newspaper headline takes her home, where memories of former things, of joy and of sorrow, come flooding back.

Will these two broken people find healing and hope for their ravaged hearts?

NotJustLaura’s Review: Every now and again I read something that makes me shed a tear.  This book, however, is the first I’ve ever had to read while actively weeping.  And I had to read it – even though I wasn’t sure I would like it based on the back of the book and the cover.  The characters certainly meet their tragedies – a child dies – but Ms Nichols has steeped each page in the grace of God to form something so beautiful that I cannot do it justice here.  It is, quite simply, one of the most satisfying books I have read this year and I thank the lovely people at Woman Alive Book Club for sending me a copy.

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