When the ever-cautious Val Locklier moves cross-country with her son for a secure job, everything she’d planned unravels within the first week. After Val reluctantly agrees to rent an apartment from her best friend’s brother, an unexpected chance at an elite filmmakers’ mentorship ignites fresh hope for a dream career. But as Val’s community begins to expand, so do her insecurities, especially those heightened by her growing attraction to a certain friendly landlord.
Pastor Miles McKenzie returns home from a short-term mission trip to discover that not only does he have an intriguing new tenant living upstairs, he’s also been reassigned to a local ministry on life support. Disillusioned and restless, he distracts himself by throwing his energy into a host of new projects–not the least of which is pursuing Val–without stopping to consider the future.
As Val struggles to stop hiding behind the camera and Miles wrestles with shattered expectations, they’ll find that authentic love and sacrifice must go hand in hand.
This book felt different then previous books I have read by Nicole, but still good and interesting. Val isn’t some perfect character, she has things she is struggling with and I love that Miles overlooks those things.
I also appreciated Nicole’s real look at the inner workings of a church, especially a big church. It’s not all perfect and sometimes church leaders loose their way.
This wasn’t my favorite book by Nicole, but I did enjoy it.
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A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley. All opinions are my own.