Two years after the avalanche everyone thought had claimed her life, Ruby Prescott returns to the remote Alaskan town of Love. And no one is more ecstatic than her husband, Liam, and their young son.
Even if amnesia has robbed Ruby of her memories, she's soon woven back into the fabric of their lives.
As they celebrate the holiday season, Ruby is falling head over heels for the man she's told was the love of her life. But she can't escape the feeling that there's something Liam is keeping a secret.
Will the return of her memories tear them apart for good—or will this be a Christmas she'll never forget?
After two years of mourning the loss of the love of his life, Liam gets the shock of a lifetime - Ruby is alive, just can't remember him or their life together. This is the basis for a different, unique kind of second chance story as Liam and Ruby are trying to find out will the new memories be enough to build a future on, or are the shadows of the past always going to be around.
I can't imagine the agony and angst Ruby must live with, knowing that everyone else has a point of reference that she has no clue of. Her struggle was well described without giving it the spotlight in the story. Her uttermost faith in God, and trusting Him to guide her through the struggle, the maze her life turned into, was admirable and her way of dealing with the hurdles were logical and real.
Liam and Ruby were both characters easy to like, they both seemed straightforward and uncomplicated, but deeper waters were running there. As they reacquaint themselves with the other again, not all the revelations are perfect and pleasant and they have to find a balance and compromise to move forward, to find peace.
I admired their faith, their trust in God, the love for the family and community is apparent. The emotions were high as expected with this kind of storyline, but the overly emotional moments less frequent as people started to understand the challenges the family faced with their new chance to do life with Ruby again.
From sweet fun with the family to tender love in the romance, Christmas traditions, and Alaska life, the story takes a journey that will test the faith, but through the fire delivers with a new hope and an even better chance for the future if you just hold on to your convictions and make few adjustments on your priorities.
~ Four Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me