Tuesday, June 9, 2015


How can a marriage survive when separated by hundreds of miles and impenetrable prison walls?

Emmalyn and Max Ross may have to endure the fight of their lives to mend the tattered fabric of their marriage. His actions ensured she could never be a mother and put him in prison, giving their relationship a court-mandated five-year time-out. On a self-imposed exile to beautiful but remote Madeline Island, one of the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior, Emmalyn has just a few months left to figure out if and how they can ever be a couple again.

Nudged along by the exuberant owner of the Wild Iris Inn and Café, a circle of misfit people in their small town, and a young girl who desperately needs someone to love her, Emmalyn restores an island cottage that could become a home and begins to restore her heart by learning what it means to love unconditionally. Yet even as hope begins to find a place within the cottage walls, Emmalyn still wonders if she's ready for Max's release. She may be able to rebuild a cottage, but can she rebuild a marriage?

My thoughts...

Absolutely loved this book, the story and the cover...loved loved loved it! The characters we meet quickly became dear to my heart, I grieved along with Emmalyn as she struggled to go on with her life after her husband is incarcerated and cuts off all communication. When she moves to Madeline Island and begins anew with quirky fun loving new friends I went through a barrage of emotions. Written in such a way that reveals Emmalyn's soul beautifully. I'm such a fan of Ruchti's books and pretty sure you will be also.

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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