"Emmalyne Knox has always loved Tavin MacLachlan. But when tragedy strikes her family, Emmalyne's father declares she can no longer marry. Despite Tavin's pleas to defy the decision, Emmalyne refuses. In her act of obedience, she gives up the future she'd always dreamed of. When Emmalyne's father returns to the quarry business years later, Tavin and Emmalyne meet again. And though circumstances have changed in both of their lives, they cannot deny the feelings that still exist. Can Emmalyne find a way to heal the decade-long wound that has fractured the two families...and change the hearts of those who stand in the way of true love?"
This is the second book in the Land of the Shining Waters series by Tracie Peterson and as usual it just keeps getting better! From the opening chapter my heart was totally tied up in Emmalyne's lot in life. Her devotion to honoring her parents even in the face of having to give up her own dreams and desires broke my heart. When she moves with her family back to the town she left, she finds her heart still belongs to Tavin. This book was hard to put down. I always enjoy reading Ms. Peterson's books. Her vivid descriptions and characterizations are wonderful as usual. This book can be read as a stand alone; but I highly recommend picking up the first book. I cannot wait until the next book comes out!
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