This week, I read an outstanding book. Well, I started reading it last week but only finished it today because it’s a hefty, meaty novel, my first by Mary A. Felkins.
I’ve said before how I especially like Christian romance with well-rounded characters facing realistic life dilemmas. Call to Love delivered that in spades. Ooh boy. What an emotional ride.
The book is about Tracy, an ER nurse, and Tom, a police officer. Both are excellent at their high-pressure jobs. But their hearts and their personal lives are a gnarly mess of brokenness. As a child, Tracy lost her cop father in the line of duty. She’s determined not to get close enough to anyone else to suffer the pain of loss again.
Tom’s trust has been badly burned. He grew up with a negligent, wayward mother, only to get mixed up with a woman who turned out to be a negligent, wayward mother to his son. Now a single father and a small town cop, Tom’s built walls around his heart. He still carries a simmering resentment and finds it hard to let go of past hurts and answer God’s call to love.
I really, really don’t want to give any more details because I’ll spoil the twists and turns of this story. But it was an excellent read, and I can’t wait to see what else Mary A. Felkins is going to come up with. Click here to find it on Amazon, and here for other online retailers.