LET ME LOVE YOU AGAIN – Anna DeStefano
An Echoes of the Heart Novel , Book 2
Amazon Digital Editions
e: ASIN: B00QBOD5BA
Chandlerville, near Atlanta, Georgia
Unable to have biological children, Marsha and Joe Dixon opened their home and big caring hearts to foster kids in need. Oliver Bowman was one of those. He lived with and was loved by them from thirteen until eighteen. He loved them back, but still carried some wounds from the past. In high school; he and Selena Rosenthal, the girl next door, fell in love. Their love was real, but during their senior year, they went a little wild and both got caught up in drinking. After a horrendous argument, during which Selena broke up with him, Oliver left town. He's quit drinking and has carved out a very successful career contracting as an Information Technology specialist. Oliver has kept in tenuous touch over the seven years with Travis, one of his foster brothers. When Travis called asking him to come home, that Dad was in the hospital with a bad heart attack, Oliver hurried to Chandlerville.
Serena left town shortly after Oliver left, but she returned from New York—with her young daughter, Camille—a couple of months ago to stay with her mother. She's divorcing her husband, who is giving her a hard time. Both Oliver and Selena are totally shocked to see one another. How will this affect their hard-won sobriety?
LET ME LOVE YOU AGAIN is a moving tale set in a warm-hearted small town. Marsha and Joe are much respected, wonderful people who are on their second generation of foster kids, who range from early teens to a toddler. Everyone rallies around Joe, but some of them take a little time to push Oliver and Selena together. Her main concern is giving her daughter a happy life, while he plans only to stay a short while so he can get back to work.
LET ME LOVE YOU AGAIN works as a romantic and passionate stand-alone novel with bits of suspense, but I wished I had first read the earlier e-novella, HERE IN MY HEART, where the town and many in this large cast were introduced.