Abound in Love
by Rosemarie Naramore
Published by Rosemarie Narramore
Publication Date November 27th 2012
Genres: Clean Romance
Setting: Washington Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-35
Written for: Adult
When Laura Lander’s family invites her to return to her hometown to join them for the Thanksgiving holiday, she’s uncertain. She and her sister haven’t gotten along since they were children, and Laura’s heart still aches from the old hurts.
To complicate matters, she’d left her heart behind years before, and she’s not sure her feelings for family friend, Dalton Jance, are dormant.
Laura accepts the holiday invitation, and finds that her family is falling apart. Her sister’s marriage is seemingly over, her nephew and niece are suffering for it, and her brother is exhausted from trying to run interference.
With God’s help—and a little help from Dalton—can Laura bring her family together again? And will she find her own ‘happily ever after’ with the man who has occupied her dreams for years?
I was looking for a Thanksgiving book, and this was one of the few that came up for my search for “Thanksgiving Clean Romance” that wasn’t a mail-order bride book. Not that those are bad, per-se, but they weren’t quite what I had in mind. Authors, why aren’t you writing more Thanksgiving books?
This was a sweet romance that takes place around Thanksgiving time. While the theme of the book doesn’t really have anything to do with Thanksgiving, it was a great story of family and leaning on God to heal hurts.
Dalton was a great hero, the brother’s best friend Laura had always had a crush on. Laura loved her family but had been crushed by her sister. Yet she is returning in response to a plea for help from that same sister.
I loved how protective Laura’s brother and Dalton were with her and even her young nephew was.
Though there were some Christian themes such as prayer and forgiveness, there was nothing overt that screamed that this is a Christian book.
From what I see on Goodreads, this author hasn’t written any books for a while. And I can’t find her on social media. Is anyone familiar with her to know if she is still writing? I’ve liked the handful of her books that I have read. . .