Maggie McKitrick loves everything about her new life in Gibson’s Run, Ohio—her charming bakery, her quirky customers, her distance from the past. Yes, she loves everything…except her new landlord. Police Chief Sean Taylor is like a piece of sand in an oyster—irritating, but with the promise of something beautiful. Despite Maggie’s self-imposed man-fast, she wonders what kind of treasure she and the lawman could create together. Sean Taylor likes to keep the peace, but his new tenant is making it nearly impossible to keep anything on an even keel—including his heart. Despite her sassy attitude, Sean is drawn to the beautiful pastry chef and has an overwhelming need to serve and protect her. As Maggie and Sean draw closer together, her long buried dreams about her life are reawakened into a hopeful prayer…until a threat from her past promises to destroy their future. Will Maggie be forced to run—again—starting fresh? Or will God answer her prayer and give her the happily-ever-after she’s started from scratch?
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This is a radically dangerous romantic story - wow - that was a mouth full. This is about Maggie - a chef - who ran away and changed her name because she has a stalker who wants her to be his wife in CHRIST - he tried to kill her - and that has made her mistrustful of men - especially strangers - in walks the town police officer - they start to warm up to each other - especially when they find out that the stalker has gotten out of jail and is wanting to get to Maggie - so what happens next? GOD is with them and will never leave them. you will not believe it if I tell you. You have to see it - read it - for yourself it is amazing. I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
Reviewed by Deborah Stone for Readers' Favorite From Scratch by C.E. Hilbert is a suspenseful and surprising love story with twists and turns that keep you guessing. Maggie McKitrick, the new girl in town, serves up tasty treats at her own bakery. Maggie's landlord, Sean Taylor, is also the police chief of Gibson Run, Ohio. Their tense, if not hostile, relationship slowly softens and offers the hope of more than friends. Sean is willing, but Maggie can't let her guard down; she can't let Sean get too close or let him find out too much about her past. She is drawn to him, but being Maggie's friend can be dangerous. Can she trust Sean, can she take that risk? As Maggie's past reaches out to touch her once again, is Sean the one who can finally save her? C.E. Hilbert tells a riveting story with the charm and sweetness that is expected in a love story. C.E. Hilbert also introduces suspense and uncertainty, sprinkled with fear as we see Maggie's past intrude on the present. As Maggie and Sean slowly head into a relationship, trust will be a real issue for Maggie. How much of the real Maggie can she reveal without destroying everything? C.E. Hilbert stirs up emotions and keeps you guessing about what is coming next. This well written story, well defined and detailed characters, and the ever evolving plot all lure you in and keep you there until the end. This book would make a great movie.