How can a marriage survive when separated by hundreds of miles and impenetrable prison walls?
Emmalyn and Max Ross may have to endure the fight of their lives to mend the tattered fabric of their marriage. His actions ensured she could never be a mother and put him in prison, giving their relationship a court-mandated five-year time-out. On a self-imposed exile to beautiful but remote Madeline Island, one of the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior, Emmalyn has just a few months left to figure out if and how they can ever be a couple again.
Nudged along by the exuberant owner of the Wild Iris Inn and Café, a circle of misfit people in their small town, and a young girl who desperately needs someone to love her, Emmalyn restores an island cottage that could become a home and begins to restore her heart by learning what it means to love unconditionally. Yet even as hope begins to find a place within the cottage walls, Emmalyn still wonders if she’s ready for Max’s release. She may be able to rebuild a cottage, but can she rebuild a marriage?
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This is the first book of Cynthia Ruchti I read so I was not sure what to expect. Emmalyn’s world changed in an instant when her husband landed him in jail for 5 years. Emmalyn leaves her job and sells the house to stay afloat during this time. She moves to Max’s (her husband) hunting cabin in a remote town in Wisconsin. Here she hopes to start out again. With the help of the different people in town she starts to live again.
I thought this was a wonderful book and look forward to reading more from Cynthia Ruchti. It was one I didn’t want to put down.
I received a Copy of this book from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for the review, and the review is honest and my opinion.