MUST HAVE FAITH by Deborah Garland

MUST HAVE FAITH

The Runaway Bride is Back
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Sparks fly when a television news producer reconnects with her former fiance.

Faith Copeland is at the peak of her career. As a photojournalist, she spent three years in the Middle East. Eventually she entered the world of broadcast journalism at CNN in New York City. While she waits for the London bureau chief position to open up, she commutes daily from her parents’ home in the North Fork hamlet of Darling Cove to New York City. After arriving in Darling Cove one night, Faith runs into Gwen, an old friend, and her husband, Andrew Morgan. Ten years earlier, Faith was engaged to Gwen’s brother, Greg Mallory. The romance seemed ideal. But she left him at the altar without a word of explanation. Through her rekindled friendship with Gwen, Faith also reconnects with Greg. Despite the heartbreak of a broken engagement, he never stopped loving her. She still loves him but is afraid of causing further pain if he ever learned why she left. As they take the first steps toward a relationship, they discover their feelings are just as passionate, but the past and a possible job transfer in the future may end their connection. The second novel in Garland’s (Must Love Fashion, 2017, etc.) Darling Cove series is an appealing contemporary romance that introduces well-developed new characters while following characters and storylines introduced in the first novel. Faith and Greg are winsome protagonists whose connection never truly fizzled. The author highlights the lasting power of their connection through memories, flashbacks, and distinct details. Originally introduced in Must Love Fashion, Greg moves from a strong supporting character to a charming and dynamic protagonist. The fast-paced narrative capably juggles several subplots, including a minor character’s battle with dementia.

A charming, engaging second-chance romance.

Pub Date: May 29th, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-71954-210-4
Page count: 286pp
Publisher: CreateSpace
Program: Kirkus Indie
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