This is a romance with Christian undertones. The story involves a police chief falling in love with an ex-convict, and vice versa. That intrigued me when I read the synopsis. I read quite a bit of romance, and I haven’t seen that dynamic before. I couldn’t wait to see how the author carried it out (and hoped it wouldn’t be weak).
The characters stood out to me the most. Everyone felt real, as if I would meet them if I traveled to Oregon. Many of the characters reminded me of someone I know in real life. (I’m not mentioning names so no one takes offense!) Even the secondary characters stand out. Some authors don’t spend time developing them, but you can tell Irene Hannon loves each and every one of them.