Her choice. His consequences.
Nurse Sophie Mattuchi has seen a lot of angry patients in the ER, but no one's ever rattled her like Jack Carter. He has no right to blame her for his friend's death. Sophie did everything she could. Didn't she?
Yet his accusations sting, and that sets off all kinds of internal alarms. She's never cared this much about any man's opinion of her. But Jack is different. He stirs up feelings. Strong feelings. Guilt. Anger. Attraction. Curiosity. Sympathy.
Sophie's definitely not interested in Jack, but even if she was, he'd never forgive her for the decision she made that night in the hospital.
Sophie's Path is a lovely tale of small town living, forming friendships, finding your place, and meaning and purpose for your life. It is a process of healing, letting go, and finding peace after a tragedy.
Sophie seems to have a saviour complex, she is very involved, wants to fix, help, and heal everyone around her. She is not afraid to get involved, restore and revamp what she sees is needing it.
The tale is part of the series, filled with characters who have found their way to the small town. At times I felt I could have used more information about the people around Sophie, but was able to connect the dots after awhile.
Sophie is trying to change herself, her behaviour, her diet, her habits, create a new her. She used to be 'flirt', and never formed any friendships with females, or deeper friendships with the men she flirted with. But she doesn't stop on changing herself, she meddles with everything she can. I didn't really get the flirting part, what was so bad about her behaviour, that other would have kept away from her, was she sleeping with the men, where the men in a relationship as she flirted with them, or what was the issue there, but it seemed to have a huge impact on her life and on her relationships.
Jack was going through some changes in his life as well. The stages of his grief and overcoming the accident were clear, and heartfelt. I liked both of the characters, they had their faults, but they were trying to work on their issues, and better themselves.
The romance was a bit surprise since there's no romantic involvement between Sophie and Jack, just a couple of conversations and kisses does not a relationship make, but they still found a way to each other, despite all the animosity between them previously.
A charming and engaging slice of small town living, from the active nurse's point of view. The dangers and tragedies of life, the grief and joy, the love and loss, all have their place, as Sophie and Jack are building a new life, with meaning and purpose.
~ Four Spoons
Catherine Lanigan is the bestselling author of over thirty published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile, as well as over half a dozen anthologies, including “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living your Dream”, “Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul”, “Chocolate for a Woman’s Heart”, Chocolate for a Woman’s Spirit”. Ms. Lanigan’s novels have been translated into over a dozen languages including German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, and Japanese. Ms. Lanigan’s novels are also available on audio-cassette, CD and on electronic format. A prolific writer, she is always writing wonderful stories. She has several titles only available in ebook format on Amazon.com Several of her titles have been chosen for The Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Clubs. Her novel, The Christmas Star, won the Gold Medal Award Top Pick from Romantic Times Magazine for December, 2002, and has also won Book of the Year Romance Gold Award from ForeWord Magazine as well as Book of the Year Romance from Reader’s Preference. In March, 2006 Divine Nudges: Tales of Angelic Intervention and the second in Lanigan’s Angel Watch series of books, was published by HCI, the Chicken Soup for the Soul publisher.
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