Don't they both deserve a second chance?
Fourteen years ago, one reckless act cost Ian Sylvestry everything, including the girl he planned to marry. Since then, he has fought hard to turn his life around. Returning to his Baltimore town after serving a prison term was the first step. Winning back Maleah Turner's trust is a far more daunting challenge. From their first sparks-flying reunion, it's obvious they still have powerful feelings for each other. In fact, they might be even stronger together now. But if their second chance is going to work, Maleah has to believe that Ian is a changed man. She really wants to believe but she simply isn't convinced.
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This one's definitely a romance, but a very difficult and different romance. Maleah Turner is still hassled by her family, years after Ian Sylvestry served his turn in the pen for driving a getaway car. He's been out for several years, and by determined effort and the grace of God has totally turned his life around. He owns a fancy restaurant and volunteers with autistic kids charities. But her family hasn't forgotten, especially her brother Elliot. She hasn't done too bad for herself, by the way. Maleah has a degree in Psychology and has just been named to a prestigious position (with a windowed office of her own) in the company she works for--also working with autistic children. Of course that means she and Ian are going to connect in the work they are doing with and for the children. Her family (with both of her brothers and her father being cops), will never accept him. They both know it. But, you and I know they will always be somehow linked. We just don't know how they're going to work it out without setting off unwanted fireworks.
The Man She Knew #1 By Way of the Lighthouse by Loree Lough Ian Sylvestry is a changed man, but it is hard to live down the mistakes he made and paid dear for...fourteen years in prison. Now back home in Baltimore he is putting his life back together, one step at a time. I really love what he has done with his life since his release from prison and the goals he has set for himself. I love his Aunt Gladys and the way she loves Ian unconditionally, encourages and supports him at every turn. Oh, she is funny too and had me chuckling at times. Maleah Turner really wants to believe Ian is a changed man but has some doubts. I think her family has a lot to do with that and maybe she is a little afraid to take a chance on him again. Her family is very vocal in their opinions regarding Ian which doesn’t make it easy for Maleah. I can see she is torn in two different directions and hoped she would follow her heart. I love the special bond she has with her grandfather, Frank Turner, the way he listens to her and supports her when others in the family tend to be a little overbearing at times. Will Maleah give Ian a second chance despite her family's strong feelings against him? Is there a future for Ian and Maleah or will they forever be torn apart due to past mistakes? The Man She Knew is an inspiring, heartwarming story of second chances and hope, forgiveness, faith, family and love.