Can people truly change?
Two things keep Holly Campbell grounded: her precocious son and preserving her forty-year-old family diner in the face of expansion and change.
She doesn't need a blast from the past like Luke Saxon, who's back in Butterfly Harbor after more than a decade away. The hard-luck kid who nearly destroyed her family, leaving her to pick up the pieces, is taking over as sheriff.
She can't trust him, even if Luke's ideas for the town's upcoming anniversary seem to show he's trying to give back to their community.
Has Butterfly Harbor found its unlikely savior? And has the widowed single mother finally found a man she can believe in, rely on…and love?
A beautiful story about people in a small failing community, fighting back to build up the town again, and the human destinies of the small town.
I love Jake, the former sheriff of the town and Holly's dad. Him, Luke, Matt, they all had that ability to see more than just the act, to look deeper than the circumstances, and trust the person inside, trying to do what is right.
Both Matt and Luke didn't have it easy growing up, but they had made something special out of their lives, something to be admired.
Luke's connection with Simon, that special boy of Holly's, is adorable. That little deputy gets into more trouble than anyone, but he has a heart of gold, and mind of a genius.
The characters really touched my heart, they are real, struggling each with their issues, but learning from them, and moving forward, better person than before, because of the struggles.
The trust, attraction, and caring between Holly and Luke grew slowly, but surely. As they put their past where it belongs, get to know each other as they are today, they form a bond between them, a unique connection, that is to be admired.
An inspiring, heartfelt, and sweet story of a town folks, that are willing to do the hard work, to put their home back together again.
~ Five 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