Recipes found in a hope chest tucked away in the attic would be the recipe for happiness to a broken heart that has forgotten how to love.
Veronica has lost her fiancé Seth to a terrible accident. Seth was her best friend and everything she hoped for in a future husband and friend. Jason has also lost his good friend and co-worker. Seth has shared with Jason how much he cares and loves Veronica. Even though Jason has never met Veronica, he feels a connection with her because of Seth. To overcome his grief and a desire for healing, he is determined to meet Veronica. However, when he meets her, he is overcome with something more that he is unable to share with her his own grief of the loss of Seth. It is then he develops a friendship that he hopes that will turn to more.
Veronica cleaning the attic to forget her pain, finds some old recipes from her grandmother. It is these recipes that she begins to form an ideal about baking and setting up a bake stand. It is the bake stand that Jason finds her and they begin their friendship. She is in turmoil to remain faithful to the memory of Seth and giving her heart away.
What I found that made this read so compelling was the tension. The tension of restraint. The tension of fear. The tension of forgiveness. The restraint of attraction between Jason and Veronica made a sweet love story. Restraint makes love bloom and grow. The tension of fear in rejection. We can omit truth to avoid confrontation. The tension of forgiveness when we feel betrayed when the truth is uncovered.
I am looking forward to continue on in this series.
A Special Thank You to Zondervan Publishing and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.