How Sweet It Is
Series: Legacy of Faith #3
Published by Thomas Nelson
Publication Date July 14, 2020
Genres: Christian Fiction, Clean Romance
Setting: Idaho Contemporary, Vietnam Era - US - 1961 - 1975
Main Character Ages: 25-34, 60+
Written for: Adults
Lonely hearts find love and purpose in the final installment of Robin Lee Hatcher’s Legacy of Faith series.
Successful Seattle businessman Jed Henning launched Laffriot with the help of his brother Chris, a video game design genius. But Chris has left Laffriot—and Jed—in the lurch. Jed comes to Boise to locate his brother, hoping for Chris's return before the company collapses. Perhaps the time away will also give him time to discover answers within his own heart. On a whim, he goes to see the apartment where his great-great-grandparents lived as newlyweds in the late 1920s and discovers it’s available for rent. The attractive landlady, Holly Stanford, happens to need a tenant—and Jed decides to move in.
Holly has set aside her dream of owning a bakery specializing in wedding cakes while financially tied to Sweet Caroline's, a struggling restaurant once owned by her great uncle and aunt. Nursing a wounded heart after being left at the altar a year before, Holly still finds time to give back to the community, working with women in a local shelter, teaching them how to prepare healthy meals.
What Jed never suspects is that Holly is the one person who might help him reach his brother . . . while at the same time helping him find the happiness and contentment he longs for.
I would like to thank Netgalley, Prism Book Tours, Thomas Nelson Publishing for giving me a copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
Also in this series: Cross My Heart
How Sweet It Is is indeed a sweet story of faith.
I loved how Holly, in the midst of the pain over the loss of her fiancé, reached out to the women in the local shelter, caring for them and teaching them life skills. She was so fun, too, with her ’60s music that she baked (and danced!) to. Poor Holly had such a hard time trusting.
Enter Jed. Jed was very much the older brother in the story of the Prodigal Son. Though instead of staying home, his father sent him out to find Chris and restore the relationship they once had. Through his frustrations, and mostly through his searching the pages of his great-grandfather’s Bible, he turned his heart back to the Lord.
As sweet as the budding relationship between Holly and Jed was, the old and still very comfortable romance between Andrew and his long-time bride Helen was even sweeter! As Andrew came face-to-face with his mortality, he had to learn to lean on the Lord even more than ever.
Lovers of more serious stories with the light of faith shining through will want to be sure to read How Sweet It Is. And while it easily stands alone, it builds on the events of the previous books of the Legacy of Faith series, so you’ll want to be sure to read them as well.
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