by Catherine Palmer

May 2005
ISBN: 0-373-78538-0
Reviewer Graphic Button Steeple Hill
Trade Paperback

Mara Rosemond was furious. Her dead husband’s best friend, Brock Barnett, has just told her he was going to marry her. She blamed him for Todd’s death. Brock was with Todd when he fell to his death after rock climbing. How could Mara marry the man who killed her husband? She didn’t want Brock any where near her or her unborn child.

Brock felt it was his duty to marry Mara, to give her and her unborn child a future. He could give her anything she wanted, he had the money, the connections. Brock was known to be somewhat of a playboy where women were concerned. But he felt responsible for Todd’s death. He was drowning in the guilt he placed on himself. Would Mara agree to marriage or would she forever blame him for the death of her husband?

Brock and Mara both have a ton of memories of Todd. Brock because he had been Todd’s best friend, it seemed like they had been friends forever. Mara because she was his wife and the mother of his unborn child. But before they could have a future with each other, they both would need to learn to forgive each other, themselves, and Todd. This wouldn’t be an easy task, as they both were stubborn.

You can never go wrong with a book penned by a most talented author of Catherine Palmer. She pulls the reader in the story. The reader can feel the characters pain, frustration, and hope. As the story progresses, Mara and Brock learn that maybe God had a hand in the events which will change both of them. I recommend everyone to pick up Love’s Haven.

Reviewed in June 2005 by Pat.

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