Have you ever read a book or watched a movie and found things terribly romantic but if you were to experience them in real life, you might not appreciate them as much?
Take for example My Fair Lady. It is one of my favorite musicals, yet I am not sure how well I would actually tolerate Professor Higgins and his chauvinistic ways. Or Great Expectations. How that one shows up as #2 of the best classic romance novels is beyond me! I could go on and on.
You’ve Got Mail (and especially The Shop Around the Corner) is a wonderful romance and I love the story. Yet I wonder how I would actually feel if I was the one who discovered the man I was falling for was keeping secrets like that. . .
Pathway to Peace
by Elizabeth Maddrey
Series: Grant Us Grace #5
Published by JoNaTiMa Books
Publication Date November 6, 2018
Genres: Christian Fiction, Clean Romance
Setting: Virginia Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 18-24
Written for: Adults
All she wants is to leave her past behind.
Lindsey Bowers has spent five years hiding from her mistakes. She’s created a life, such as it is, where few people know about her past. If that means she has to keep people at arm’s length, so be it.
Gavin Harder is ready to tackle the future. Newly relocated to the D.C. area, he plans to spend Christmas with his grandmother and get settled before attending the Police Academy in January. He can’t wait to protect and serve with his new brothers in blue.
When Gavin’s grandmother invites Lindsey to share Thanksgiving dinner with them, Gavin makes it clear he’s not looking for a relationship. But the instant attraction he feels has him rethinking that decision. Before long, attraction turns to friendship with the hope of something more.
If they can move beyond the secrets they’re both keeping.
Pathway to Peace is the final installment of the Grant Us Grace series and touches base with now-grown Lindsey, the pregnant teenager who appeared in Courage to Change (Grant Us Grace Book 2). Revisit old friends in this Christmas novella by grabbing your copy today!
I would like to thank Elizabeth Maddrey for giving me this copy of the book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
How fun that Pathway to Peace has a little bit of a You’ve Got Mail theme running through it. Without the animosity and the “you’re destroying my life” parts.
I really liked both Lindsey and Gavin. Lindsey’s struggles with what she should do with her life and how to let go of the grief she was still experiencing after giving her son up for adoption five years earlier were realistic but not portrayed in a depressing way. Gavin was struggling with a secret that he feared, for good reason, would drive Lindsey away.
With an overall feeling of hope with nods to You’ve Got Mail appropriately and cleverly used, this is a sweet, romantic story.
Characters from several of the author’s books appeared here. Lindsey was a secondary character in Courage to Change. It would enhance your reading of this one to first read the others in the series, but it is not necessary.