Title: On Love’s Gentle Shore
Author: Liz Johnson
Release Date: 07/04/2017
Description from the publisher: “Natalie O’Ryan had no plans to return to Prince Edward Island. But when her fiancé books their wedding in her hometown and schedules a summer at Rose’s Red Door Inn, she sets out to plan the perfect wedding. Yet she can’t possibly plan for a run-in with Justin Kane–the best friend she left behind all those years ago after promising to stay.
Justin has never forgotten Natalie. He’d been prepared to follow her off the island until tragedy struck, leaving him to run the family dairy farm. He’s done the best he can with the life that was thrust upon him–but with Natalie back in the picture, he begins to realize just how much joy he’s been missing.
After Natalie’s reception venue falls through, she must scramble to find an alternative, and the only option seems to be a barn on Justin’s property. As they work together to get the dilapidated building ready for the party, Natalie and Justin may discover that there is more between them than broken promises and an old friendship.”
Review: This book was heartwarming and completely enthralling. I didn’t expect to feel quite so drawn into this charming town on Prince Edward Island, yet again, but of course I was wrong. Liz Johnson’s writing is so vivid I could see all the details of the barn on Kane dairy and almost smell the salt water from the lighthouse. This is the kind of story you can get lost in and shut out the rest of the world for a while.
I loved the characters and their conflicting personalities. I love how they were able to overcome their issues with the help of each other and God’s grace. Natalie overcame so much, scars from a terrible childhood and it was coming back to where it all happened that she was finally able to move on. Justin had to overcome his bitterness towards his best friend abandoning him. It was also wonderful to catch back up Caden and Adam and Marie and Seth. Though they were secondary characters, we got to see them quite a bit.
I absolutely loved this book and was incredibly sad when it was over. I would definitely recommend it!
*I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher. A positive review was not required. All opinions are my own.*