Publication Date: April 4, 2017
Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group
ARC copy from Bethany House and Netgalley.com
“One should not accept an apology until one is prepared to consign the offense to the past. Otherwise it will fester like a splinter beneath the skin and continue to cause problems in the future.”
-Lt. Ryan Gallagher
Jenny Bennett, a beautiful and rather complex young nurse, works at the U.S. Army Base at the Presidio in San Francisco in the year 1898 when she meets and falls in love with handsome, blonde Lt. Ryan Gallagher. Although not together long, they make plans for their future marriage when Ryan suddenly has to depart mysteriously in the night.
After being gone for a year, a cryptic letter from Ryan arrives telling her that he will not be returning. Six years later Jenny still struggles to completely give up thoughts of Lt. Gallagher who disappeared that night. When the mysterious Ryan arrives back at the Presidio with a beautiful Asian daughter, Jenny wants only an explanation for his behavior from him.
The story revolves around the conflict of Jenny’s need for security and the truth and Ryan’s characteristics of being closed off and secretive. Even when the secrets are finally disclosed, Jenny and Ryan find that they have different definitions o f forgiveness.
An intriguing read that will leave readers questioning the art of forgiveness! Be sure and check out the reader’s notes at the end of the book. Elizabeth Camden once again fills her novel with detailed historical data that captivates one’s imagination and characters that are true to life.
This ARC copy was received from Bethany House and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review. The above thoughts and opinions are wholly my own.