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Love’s Unfading Light: Book Review

fff-5Love’s Unfading Light: by Naomi Rawlings

Historical Christian Romance


Tressa Danell is finished with men–from the wastrel who left her a widow, to the smelly trapper who keeps proposing, to the banker who wants to repossess her bakery. Every hour is spent working to pay off her late husband’s debt and keep a roof over her son’s head, though it’s doubtful she can do both for very long. But one thing’s certain–she’ll never be beholden to a man again.  

Tired of living in a small town that blames him for actions his father committed ten years ago, Mac Oakton is scheduled to leave Eagle Harbor. So why does the pretty widow at the bakery keep tugging at his heart? He can’t get involved in her predicament when he’ll only be around for two more weeks. 

But when Tressa’s burdens overwhelm her, they both face a decision. Can Mac set his own plans aside to help? And can Tressa accept his support if that means giving up her independence … and being obligated to a man again?

My thoughts

This is a wonderful story of redemption. Of two people who have to learn from each other that their pasts do not define who they are in the present. That their unfortunate family ties do not define who they are as individuals. It’s hard to overcome pasts that are full of hurt and disappointments, but together, Mac and Tressa learn that they can overcome their pasts, they can make new names for themselves, and they can find love again.

I enjoyed the characters, and the story line, and the gentle way the romance developed. I look forward to the rest of the books in the series, as well as the novella Love’s violet sunrise, which is a prequel.

Fans of historical romance would enjoy this Eagle Harbor series.

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