Love's Broken Road by Julie Coulter Bellon
After surviving an abusive marriage, Victoria Newel needs a clean slate for herself and her son. Taking a job as a math teacher, she moves across the country to the small town of Lincoln, Utah, where no one knows her and she can start over. However, her new colleague, Drew Dalton, offers her friendship and maybe something more. But has her heart healed enough that she could trust again?
Drew Dalton lost his wife to cancer years ago and he locked his heart away, throwing himself into his teaching job. But when Victoria Newel starts working at the high school, she awakens something in him that he never thought he’d feel again. Her gentle nature and quiet strength draws him to her, but it’s obvious she’s hiding something in her past from him. Can he open his heart to a woman who harbors so many secrets of her own?
I've read quite of few of Julie Coulter Bellon's suspense novels and was excited for the opportunity to read her latest novel, Love's Broken Road, even though it is a different genre.
Bellon did a good job writing believable situations and likable characters. I really felt for Tori and Drew. Both had lost a spouse, but their feelings on it couldn't have been more different. Victoria had been abused and felt relief that her husband passed away. Drew and his wife had a great relationship and her passing was very difficult for him. I appreciated that neither passing was very recent so working on moving on was realistic, although not easy.
This is a clean, quick read with a happy ending.
About the Author:
Julie loves to travel and her favorite cities she's visited so far are Athens, Paris, Ottawa, and London. She would love to visit Hawaii, Australia, Ireland, and Scotland someday. She also loves to read, write, teach, watch Castle, Hawaii Five-O, and eat Canadian chocolate. Not necessarily in that order.
Julie also offers writing and publishing tips as well as her take on life on her blog ldswritermom.blogspot.com.
Title: Love's Broken Road by
Author: Julie Coulter Bellon
Publisher: Stone Hall Books
Published: October 2016
Source: I received an eCopy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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