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Never Too Late is an emotionally charged story that deals with issues in the lives of both primary characters Rachel and Evan. Best friends from almost the day they met, their relationship is one treasured by both. The question is, are things about to change for them?
Widowed Rachel has seen more than enough tragedy in her life and has done an excellent job raising her son alone. Now that he has entered college, she cannot face her empty house with no one to care for so she decides to spend the next month or two in her brother’s vacation cottage in order to help care for Evan as he recovers from a work related injury.
I enjoyed watching as they avoided the obvious attraction, especially Rachel whose fear of losing another person in her life stopped her from living life to the fullest. I loved all the references to floriography and the meanings behind each flower. It was fun seeing how Evan used what he learned to communicate his feelings to Rachel.
Never Too Late is a special book that deals with a number of personal and societal issues. It was encouraging to see how everything worked together to bring about healing in the lives of several people. I do warn you that it might be a good idea to keep a box of tissues handy.
I voluntarily reviewed a digital copy of this book provided by JustReads Publicity. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Title: Never Too Late
Series: Along Came Love #3
Author: Susan L. Tuttle
Publisher: Iron Stream Media
Release Date: November 2, 2021
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
Once, her art brought her fame. This time will it bring her love?
Widowed homemaker Rachael Stark isn’t quite sure what comes after her only child leaves for college. To fill her suddenly quiet hours and scrawny bank account, she needs a job. But painful memories prevent her from resurrecting her former art career, and motherhood isn’t much of a résumé. When her best friend needs help recovering from a gunshot wound that occurred in the line of duty, she is there. Finally, someone to take care of.
Evan Wayne won’t let his injury keep him from being a police officer. His dedication to protect the innocent stems from the guilt he carries over having failed his childhood friend. What he needs now is to recover and get back on the streets. Instead, he’s handed a myriad of light-duty tasks by his captain?one of which involves heading up the department’s entry into the town’s annual mural contest. He’s not an artist, but he definitely knows one. And he’ll take any excuse to spend more time with her.
When Rachael agrees to paint for Evan, she never expects to also be drawn into finding answers for the mother of a missing child. As the two friends work side by side on the mural and the case, their feelings move beyond friendship. But with Evan unwilling to leave his dangerous job, and Rachael unwilling to risk another loss of a loved one, their fears may paint over the promise of a beautiful future together.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
ACFW Carol Award finalist Susan L. Tuttle lives in the Mitten State of Michigan where she’s a mom of three and happily married to her best friend. Between still homeschooling her youngest and leading the women’s ministry at church, she finds time to write stories filled with inspiration, hope, and encouragement. Connect with Susan at susanltuttle.com.
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