Love's Bright Tomorrow

Love's Bright Tomorrow

by Naomi Rawlings

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Love's Bright Tomorrow by Naomi Rawlings

The bestselling Eagle Harbor Series continues with Book 6, Love's Bright Tomorrow.

Aileen Brogan wants a place to call home. After leaving Ireland for America and losing her father and brother within a year of each other, she feels lost and alone. No matter how hard she tries, she just doesn't seem to belong in the quaint town of Eagle Harbor. However, Sheriff Isaac Cummings is determined to help her fit in--into town and into his arms--if only she'll say yes to his courtship. But if he knew her secrets, he'd surely rescind his offer.

Isaac is determined to serve the people of Eagle Harbor in a way that will do his family proud, but he's haunted by past mistakes. When a band of criminals threatens his beloved town's safety, he doesn't want to fail the people he loves like he did four years earlier. But if he doesn't turn out to be the hero the town needs, what chance does he have of winning Aileen's resistant heart?

When old wounds reopen, can Isaac and Aileen figure out how to move past their brokenness and find the promise of a bright tomorrow?

Come visit the rugged yet beautiful coast of Lake Superior and the remote historical town of Eagle Harbor that readers can't get enough of.

Eagle Harbor Series--Where Love Finds Its Anchor
Book 1: Love's Unfading Light (Mac and Tressa)
Book 2: Love's Every Whisper (Elijah and Victoria)
Book 3: Love's Sure Dawn (Gilbert and Rebekah)
Book 4: Love's Eternal Breath (Seth and Lindy)
Book 5: Love's Winter Hope (Thomas and Jessalyn)
Book 6: Love's Bright Tomorrow (Isaac and Aileen)
Prequel Novella: Love's Violet Sunrise (Hiram and Mabel)
Short Story: Love's Beginning (Elijah and Victoria)


Note: Love's Bright Tomorrow contains a character who was previously sexually abused. No instances of sexual abuse occur in the novel.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158581663
Publisher: Cedar Lake Press
Publication date: 02/05/2018
Series: Eagle Harbor , #6
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 20,915
File size: 881 KB

About the Author

Naomi Rawlings is the author of numerous historical Christian novels, including the bestselling Eagle Harbor Series. While she'd love to claim she spends her days huddled in front of her computer vigorously typing, in reality, she spends her time homeschooling, cleaning, picking up, and pretending like her house isn't in a constant state of chaos. She lives with her husband and three children in Michigan's rugged Upper Peninsula, along the southern shore of Lake Superior where they get 200 inches of snow every year, and where people still grow their own vegetables and cut down their own firewood--just like in the historical novels she writes.

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Love's Bright Tomorrow 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved Isaac and Aileen's story. The story had lots of twists and turns. It has a great historical perspective of mental health issues that exist in our culture today. I loved the scripture references that were intertwined throughout the story. It is a very uplifting book.
Redrabbitt More than 1 year ago
THE MERCY OF THE LORD IS FROM EVERLASTING TO EVERLASTING The sixth story in the Eagle Harbor series can read as a stand-alone, and even better as part of the series. As with this series, each story has people from previous books and adding new ones as the saga continues. This is a clean Christian based historical that has imperfect people, with human emotions, mistakes, and redemption. Each story has moral lessons of seeking God’s will, learning to trust and accept God’s guidance. Just be aware, that once you start reading, you don’t want to put it down, the story will keep you captivated as the tale unfolds. Aileen Brogan has had a life of hardships, but she keeps moving forward. After the death of their father, she and her brother, Conan, left Ireland for America and settled in Chicago. Then over a year ago, she received word that Conan was killed in a shipyard accident leaving her all alone. A job working in the Sinclair’s home will leave her a shell of a woman with a painful secret, one that haunts her nightly. Sheriff Isaac Cummings has tried for six months to get Aileen to accept his courtship, but she refuses. Isaac is still haunted after four years with the drowning death of his father. He has trouble coping with his brother, Elijah going on his life-saving rescues during storms. Since the death of their father, he can’t get in a boat and even avoids the water. He is a man whose fears have affected him personally and even with his family. The plot will have some strange happening in Eagle Harbor that includes the body of a man found that leaves unanswered questions as to who he was and was it murder or suicide? Another boat rescue will lead to more questions about the mystery and before long, overheard conversations, mysterious notes, and it seems that maybe Eagle Harbor is now being used by smugglers. Sending a telegram to customs agents will have a new man showing up in town to become involved in the investigation. Eventually, Aileen will tell Isaac that he needs to forget her, that even God has forgotten her and she is unworthy. While she doesn’t tell him her whole story, it is enough, and he doesn’t judge her. “I’m ruined, and I’m broken inside, and I’m just plain not worthy of you. Or any man, for that matter.” As the story unfolds with more details of the criminal activity, it will also take on a more sinister plot that will include life and death, kidnapping, and scandal. When Aileen comes up missing, it becomes a scramble to find her before it is too late. In this story, age doesn’t equity bravery and an unlikely source will become a hero. “Worry about what you can change. Not about what you can’t.” Aileen and Isaac have a way of helping to heal each other from the past so that they can move forward to the future. For another person, Ellie Spritzer, she has been working to support her family, with a missing father, sickly mother, and too many siblings to feed. Exchanging letters through a mail-order bride service has her corresponding with a man in Texas, and it will lead to a new series called Texas Promise. Will Aileen and Isaac find their happily ever after ending? What about the Brogan men missing from the smuggling operations? With the help of Gilbert Sinclair, will his agent be able to find Brenna and her children and bring them to Eagle Harbor? “God had it planned better than we realized.”
Anonymous 8 months ago
I have read and absolutely enjoyed every book in this series. From Mac and Tressa to Isaac and Aileen I fell in love with each character. Each love story seemed to tug at my heart. I really love how the scriptures were used in each story and how each character based everything on their faith in God! Can't wait to read Elie' s story. These books/stories have really inspired me to hold on and be hopefull
Britney_Adams More than 1 year ago
Naomi Rawlings paints vivid pictures with her words and transports readers to the rugged coast of Lake Superior. I love visiting Eagle Harbor and the extraordinary people who live there! Isaac Cummings and Aileen Brogan are each haunted by their pasts and struggle to overcome their sorrow and doubt. Inspiration weaves its way through their journey, and my heart was stirred for each of these compelling characters. Love’s Bright Tomorrow is a wonderful tale of mystery and romance and one I highly recommend! Love’s Bright Tomorrow is Book 6 of the Eagle Harbor series and can be read independently of its predecessors. However, reading the series in order has allowed me to come to know and love this historical Michigan town and its residents, and I have delighted in the opportunity to return with each release. I received a complimentary copy of this book. No review was required, and all thoughts expressed are my own.
swissgranny More than 1 year ago
I’ve really enjoyed the Eagle Harbor series by Naomi Rawlings. Each book can be read as a stand-alone book but reading them in order would provide a little more background and help you know the back stories of the characters. Rich in historical detail and set in the small town of Eagle Harbor, Michigan in 1884, this book was a treat to read. The author does a beautiful job of creating multi-layered, engaging characters. The main characters, Isaac and Aileen, each had their problems to overcome, but they were able to grow in forgiveness, hope, and faith. The secondary characters were interesting, and it was fun to see some from former books in the series pop up in this story. I would recommend this book (and series) to those who enjoy clean historical Christian fiction. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from the author. All opinions are my own.
LizD1 More than 1 year ago
Love’s Bright Tomorrow : Historical Christian Romance ( Eagle Harbor-Book #6 ) By: Naomi Rawlings Love’s bright Tomorrow is a Historical Christian Romance and book six and final in Eagle Harbor Series. I really loved this whole series. The author grabbed me at the start and I was hooked. I did not want to put it down.This was one of those page turners where I could not read fast enough to see what was going to happen next. I enjoyed meeting back up with some of the characters in Eagle Harbor from the other books. this is Isaac and Aileen’s story. Both have heartaches and made mistakes in their past. Can the both of them trust God and move on past their mistakes and heartaches ? The author did not disappoint. I was given a complimentary copy of this book, but was not told that I had to give a positive review.
eLynda More than 1 year ago
I have read the Eagle Harbor series from almost the first book; each one has featured different main characters, but those who live in the community weave in and out of each novel. The result is that the reader gets updates on how earlier couples have fared and, as in this book, favorite characters from previous books get their own storyline. This time Isaac gets the chance to have his own happy ending, even though the events leading there are filled with difficulties. This really is a book about healing from the past, whether the wounds happen through the character’s choices or as a result of things that have been inflicted on them. Both the hero and the heroine are wounded, which makes them ideally suited for one another, if they can allow the healing to happen. Interestingly enough, each of them has a key piece of the puzzle for the other, a solution that comes from personally understanding the damage done. For example, Isaac is able to point Aileen to God’s mercy, to help her see that there is enough there to cover her. The irony here is that, while he understands God’s mercy for Aileen, Isaac has trouble seeing it for himself, feeling immense guilt over his father’s death. He has been carrying around that burden for the entire series, and this book allows us to see him deal with those issues. I loved watching the other characters, Aileen in particular, rally around him—it is a great illustration of how we need each other, how believers can support and speak into other lives, also receiving encouragement when necessary. No one can be strong all the time. There is one particular character that did not get an ending to her story, which left me a little frustrated at the end of this novel as I know this is the final book in this series. Thankfully, though, Rawlings gives us a note telling us her story begins the next series, set to debut next year. I thoroughly enjoyed this story of healing and hope rather than unattainable perfection. The characters are ones I have grown to love, and while I’m sorry to see the series end, I close this book with a happy sigh, knowing I can revisit any time I like. I highly recommend this book, this series, to those who enjoy historical romance with realistic, engaging characters, though to readers 16 and up, due to some elements in one of the character’s backstory. I received a review copy of this book from the author but was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are both honest and my own.
Lieslmozart More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of the book from the author for review. All opinions are my own. When I read the book I didn't realize it was a series, but I did manage to read the first book in the series before I read Love's Bright Tomorrow. This book was a great book, but since I hadn't read books 2-5 I didn't have the full backstory. However, I felt that all the most necessary pieces of the backstory were supplied, but I probably would have enjoyed the book even more than I did If I'd read the entire series in order. I felt that the story was unique and very entertaining. I definitely didn't want to put the book down. I felt that some delicate issues relevant to today were dealt with in a very appropriate way. I loved the way spiritual truths were woven into the story without making me feel like I was sitting in church listening to a sermon. I also loved the way historical facts were woven into the story. I very much felt like I was in Eagle Harbor observing everything that was happening. I am definitely putting this entire series on my list of books to purchase (in the print version since that's my preferred way to read). This was a wonderful book that I thoroughly enjoyed.
DKStevens119 More than 1 year ago
This family saga was heartwarming, tragic, triumphant, sad, joyful and here in the last book, of survivors with an ending we all hope for. History, romance and suspense was all tied together with family, faith and future for a wonderful read! Yes, I would recommend this whole series, although each book can stand on it's own as a wonderful story.. I was gifted a copy and my review is voluntary...
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
Love's Bright Tomorrow by Naomi Rawlings Eagle Harbor Series Book Six Sheriff Isaac Cummings didn't ask to be sheriff, but here he is. Suddenly, instead of breaking up bar brawls...he has more serious issues. Including a possible murder. Even with the extra pressure of his job and his continued fear of his brother Elijah's water rescues—he still hopes that Aileen will change her mind and agree to court him. Aileen Brogan is still just trudging through life. If only her move to Eagle Harbor a year ago would have helped. But, she still feels out of sorts. As if she doesn't belong. Her cousin in Ireland needed her, but she wasn't sure that Ireland would feel like home anymore either. And the handsome sheriff wanted to court her, but he deserved so much more than someone like her. Through trials and tribulations...the characters learn to depend on God and Him alone. I like how the author gives the point of view from other characters along with adding previous characters into the story. Wonderful series, I really enjoyed it.
conniet729 More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful story! This is the final book in the Eagle Harbor Series. This is the second one that I have read and I have enjoyed reading them. This story is a great reminder of God's grace and mercy, and how he is always there for us no matter what. The characters are very well written, they seem real. The setting is described to where you feel like you are there. Aileen has left her homeland for America and has some very important decisions to make in her life. I love that this is a story of an immigrant who comes to America and wants to live the American Dream. The author has done a phenomanel job of winding a story with a Message. I received a copy of this book from the author, all thoughts are my own
Deanne-Patterson More than 1 year ago
Love's Bright Tomorrow is a historical Christian fiction book, the sixth and final book in the Eagle Harbor series by Naomi Rawlings. Though this is the first book I've read in the series I feel it stood well as a stand alone but I really look forward to reading the others in the series and seeing their stories. I have been hearing a lot about Eagle Harbor through reviews of this book and the others in the series and am so glad I finally had a chance to visit it myself. Sad and lonely after the loss of her father and brother within a short time period she just doesn't feel as though she fits in with life in Eagle Harbor . Struggling with her lack of self worthiness Sheriff Isaac Cummings wants her for his woman but she is very hesitant. Issac has a monkey on his back though as he is haunted by past mistakes that he feel he could have prevented. There was just enough suspense in it to keep me reading. I loved seeing how to two broken people helped each other heal. Beautiful book about dreams. We all have dreams and should do all we can to keep those dreams alive. I look forward to seeing what Naomi Rawlings has in store for us next. Published February 5th 2018 I received a review copy from the author and was not required to write a favorable review.
bsnksmom More than 1 year ago
Well, I just stayed up far too late to finish this book! What a fantastic ending to Naomi Rawlings' Eagle Harbor series. Love's Bright Tomorrow brings back all the friends I met in the previous books and expands on each of their lives since the completion of their respective stories. I'm going to miss these fictional people! Aileen Brogan has been fending off Sheriff Isaac Cummings' interest almost since the beginning of the series so when Love's Bright Tomorrow focuses in on Aileen, it's almost a relief to find that she's not as indifferent as she tries to appear. Can she get past the stumbling block in her mind to take a chance on love with Isaac? Isaac took the sheriff's job when fear drove him from the family fishing boat. He feels broken, less than, and like he doesn't have much to offer. Aileen makes him want to be a better man. When danger comes to Eagle Harbor, can he keep the town and Aileen safe from the evil that seems to keep placing her in the middle of the action? With themes of God's mercy and grace for our human mistakes, or in some cases our misplaced guilt, Love's Bright Tomorrow gently points readers to a God whose love is sufficient for any downfall. There's plenty of action to keep readers flipping pages (and staying up WAY too late!) to see how the hero or heroine gets out of their latest mess. I love that the Eagle Harbor series is set in Michigan's UP - a place I've actually visited. I have no trouble picturing the vastness or the wildness of Lake Superior, partly because I've been there. Ms. Rawlings does a stellar job of taking me back there with each Eagle Harbor book. I'm going to miss these mental trips to Michigan! Love's Bright Tomorrow will appeal to the historical romance reader, especially. There's enough suspense and mystery to keep readers who like a little more excitement happy, too. It can be read as a standalone novel but is so much better read as part of the series. I highly recommend!
valet More than 1 year ago
Filled with romance, mystery, and sometimes terrible heartbreak, Love's Bright Tomorrow, kept me turning page after page. I also was reminded of how poorly women and children could be treated during that time period with the history that was scattered within the pages of this book. Naomi Rawlings brings all that to life but gently reminds God is there to protect us, forgive us,and help pick up the broken pieces. I fell in love with Eagle Harbor Michigan after reading about how pretty it was and the peaceful surroundings. Located in the UP of Michigan it sits along the shore of Lake Superior. Naomi describes the rugged shoreline and the high waves coming off Lake Superior perfectly. I putting this on my list to visit someday! At times I worried that maybe I should have read the previous book in this series, but all my questions were eventually answered. A great read! I received this book from the author and was not required to give a positive review.
TrixiO More than 1 year ago
I loved catching up with the characters in Eagle Harbor and especially Issac’s story! He’s one who I’ve been most looking forward to getting to know. Harboring guilt since his Pa’s death and blaming himself for not rescuing him when he had the chance had fueled him to sign up for the Sheriff’s job. But trying to catch alleged smugglers has been a challenge he’s not sure he’s up to. Add to it the attraction to Aileen and you got the makings of a great story! This deals with past hurts & mistakes on both sides of Isaac and Aileen, some much darker than others. She doesn’t feel worthy of love and he can’t open his heart to love, which causes quite a few sparks to fly! The author deals with so many human issues with the grace & sensitivity that I’ve come to expect while reading her stories. I’ve enjoyed each of the Eagle Harbor books and know I can count on the author to not only bring me a story with heart, but also over-lace it with a strong and abiding faith. I loved learning Isaac & Aileen’s character background more and it gave me a deeper understanding of what made them the people they were. And a deeper appreciation for the work of the Lord through them! They faced things I would not want to in my own life & not only showed the vulnerability of us as people, but also how strong we can be when we let the Lord heal us & bask in His grace and mercy. I also loved the romance played out between these two! Love forged through fire is oftentimes strong as pure gold.…a beauty for ashes story that made me sigh at the end! I’m sad to leave this wonderful town and these characters I called friends! But I’m glad I got to know them through the pages of well-written stories penned by an author who knows how to tell them! Why not get caught up yourself and read the Eagle Harbor novels? You’ll be glad you did! * I received a complimentary copy provided by the author and no favorable review was required. This is my personal opinion of this book. *
A1Reads More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this book! I have loved the entire series! I think this is the most intense book of the series. The drama and raw emotion had me laughing, in tears and holding my breath. I do believe I gasped aloud a few times too. My husband tells me I get too involved with the books I read. All my favorite people from the previous books make an appearance here but this is Isaac and Aileen's story. Whew! What a story it is too. My heart ached for Aileen and Isaac. Aileen Brogan felt she was ruined and broken, and unloveable even by God. Isaac Cummings believes himself a failure because he didn't save his father from drowning. Isaac is sheriff of Eagle Harbor, he takes his job very seriously. Despite Aileen refusing his proposal, Isaac still loves her and has vowed that he will make sure Aileen knows God loves her, and there is nothing that He won't forgive. "God's mercy is from everlasting to everlasting". In the midst of a crime wave, Isaac and Aileen are forced to spend time together. They do have some private moments where they talk and try to help each other, Isaac shares verses with her, she teaches him how to breathe during times of anxiety. Through this built up trust, they share the dark secrets they've hidden. It is in times of immense danger and darkness that the bible verses learned in childhood come to the surface, bringing light, strength, courage, and hope to each of them. One of the things I highlighted is "Worry about what you can change. Not about what you can't." And my favorite quote from the book is "...I don't dread tomorrow anymore. I look at it, and it is full of hope, and new things, and..." I won't say who says those things or when, no spoilers from me. Despite the drama and danger, there are plenty of laughs and touching moments found in these pages too. Naomi Rawlings is a gifted storyteller. I highly recommend this book. It can be read alone, but why not read the whole series, it is very much worth the time. Eagle Harbor and its residents will live on in my heart. And I am certain to reread the entire series.
vics49548 More than 1 year ago
I’ve been eagerly awaiting Book 6 in the Eagle Harbor series. And while I hate to see it end, this was a great way to go out! As always, Author Naomi Rawlings has written characters that are so life like you’ll want to take a trip to Michigan’s UP just to meet them. And her descriptions of Eagle Harbor are incredibly colorful. Both of these things work together to create a wonderful story. The good, bad, and ugly are all represented in Love’s Bright Tomorrow. We see the heartache of an immigrant from Ireland. The care and love from the local sheriff. So many different personalities, including some favorites from other books in the series. Rawlings doesn’t shy away from tough situations, but handles them with grace and mercy. If you enjoy historical fiction, with romance and adventure, you’ll love this book! I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.
Carol-Kelley More than 1 year ago
Love's Bright Tomorrow is a beautiful conclusion to the Eagle Harbor series. Aileen Brogan is living a fear filled and broken life. When Sheriff Issac Cummings asked if he could court her the answer was no. But there is something between them. The sheriff's life is also filled with fear because of past failures and the need to protect the town. Can they overcome the fears and find love? This series is full of romance, hopes and dreams. Naomi Rawlings is a wonderful writer and draws you in and connects you with each character. I am looking forward to her next book/books. I received this e-book from the author for my honest review and all opinions are my own.
Wilani More than 1 year ago
A Fantastic book that can't be put down. I loved this book and read well into the night because I just couldn't stop. I loved the twists and turns. I have so fallen in love with all the characters in Eagle Harbor. It will be sad to see this series end. This is a very strong book. It touches on serious issues including sexual assault handled in such a great way. I loved the way she handled this. I especially loved the verses of God's great mercies toward us. I found that this book gives hope.
Mama_Cat More than 1 year ago
Love’s Bright Tomorrow, sixth in the Eagle Harbor series, is so good! I love it! It can be read as a standalone; it is the first one I’ve read in the series and was able to keep up well with the wonderful background seamlessly woven in by the author. I have to start at the beginning now and read every one. It’s that good! Aileen is from Ireland; she and her brother had immigrated to Chicago. After his death and other life-changing events, she came to Eagle Harbor at the insistence of her friend, Rebekah Sinclair. She works at a bakery and lives in the upstairs rooms. Her goal is to save enough for passage back to Ireland and her only close family, cousin Brenna and her children. Brenna’s brother Morley is a sailor, still working in Chicago. Isaac is Sheriff of Eagle Harbor, the very north point of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. He asked Aileen if he could court her, but she turned him down. He is Rebekah’s twin brother, and Aileen’s secrets are safe with her. She has secrets that can’t ever be discovered. Isaac also has a closely-guarded secret, one that could cost him being sheriff. Vandalism is occurring. One night, Aileen hears men in the alley below her window over the bakery. She tells Isaac the next morning as it looked like cash being moved and she is concerned that the bank had been robbed. It wasn’t from the bank, but Isaac is going to keep a closer eye out at night. Two boys then report they found a dead body when going through the woods. Isaac does not recognize the man, isn’t even sure if it was murder or homicide, but he is concerned about smugglers. Rebekah’s husband Gilbert is one of the wealthiest men in Eagle Harbor and has purchased two huge homes. He is turning one into a hotel, offering Aileen the job of getting the hotel ready for opening, then, when it opens, managing it. The salary is much more than she earns now. She may return to Ireland by the time the hotel opens, as she just received word that her cousin’s husband died, leaving her alone with four young children. The characters are endearing, well-defined with realistic dialog and behaviors. I like Aileen best, and Isaac. They are perfectly imperfect people, honorable yet with facades covering their brokenness. I really enjoy the men and women in this novel; most are kind and hard-working, yet able to celebrate with their neighbors. Descriptions of 1884 Eagle Harbor and surrounding woodlands are rich and lustrous. It is hard to imagine such pristine timberland and beaches. There are surprises throughout the novel; I loved it! The author has brought to life a place and its people who make us long for the simplicity these industrious folks lived with. They are strong in ways we couldn’t imagine, but many are people of faith. My favorite quote is from (approx. ebook location 2196) Psalm 103:17: “… the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him…”. It resonates with me as much as it impacts the ones discussing it. I like the simple prayers offered and how faith is tested and shared – no preaching, but encouragement from one to another. The end had good surprises this reader enjoyed. I highly recommend Love’s Bright Tomorrow to those who appreciate Christian historical suspense/ romance. From a grateful heart: I was given this eBook by the author, and here is my honest review.
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
Love’s Bright Tomorrow was a truly wonderful ending to a series that is definitely one of my favorites! Isaac and Aileen both have deep hurts and now they have the chance to move past them and into a future that will be bright for them. I loved catching up with the various characters from earlier novels and seeing what was going on in their lives. And the mystery of what nefarious scheme was going on behind the backs of the residents of Eagle Harbor was finally brought into the light. There were some deep and painful topics covered in this novel, but the author handled them beautifully and with a focus that pointed to God’s overwhelming grace and forgiveness. I look forward to re-reading this entire series and then moving on to the upcoming series that will be spinning off of this one that the author mentions at the end of the novel! I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
MelissaGH More than 1 year ago
Leaving her homeland for America and experiencing troubles along the way, Aileen has to make important decisions for herself and her family. This is a touching story of devotion and bravery. Each page is filled with emotions and action. The author writes with such descriptions that I felt as if I was right there. I enjoyed this story. I received a complimentary copy of this book and this review is my own personal opinion.