When Judy Gaylord finds out that the man she’s in love with died while serving in Vietnam, she doesn’t handle the news very well. As a matter of fact, she finds herself in the arms of James Benjamin’s cousin. They eventually marry and have their son, Eric. Now forty years later, who does Eric bring into Sweetwater County? None other than the very man who stole Judy’s heart over four decades ago. This reunion isn’t your ordinary long lost reunion. Hearts are broken and answers are needed to some heartbreaking questions. The biggest question of them all is why was James listed as deceased when he really wasn’t? Also, why hadn’t he come back to Judy when he was released from military duty? Can they take a second shot at love now?
I have to say that I really enjoyed reading this book because you not only become invested in the characters, but also the story. Although this is the second book in the Sweetwater County Series, this is the first book I’ve personally read by this author. Rest assured it won’t be my last. Ms. Knight has a way of opening up her characters to her readers and she makes you feel that they are real people that you love and care for. I absolutely loved the idea that this wasn’t written about your customary twenty or thirty something year olds. Instead, it told the story of a much older, more mature couple that needed their story told as well. If you’re looking for a story that’s heartwarming and endearing, than look no further. I highly recommend this book. You won’t be disappointed!
Forty years after the death of her true love, Judy Gaylord discovers he’s alive. With the guilt of her falling into the arms of his cousin to console her grief, she now must face the man she betrayed.
Dr. James Benjamin has dedicated his life to helping people deal with their post-traumatic stress disorder in hopes of forgetting about his own trauma. Not wanting to risk the safety of others, he’s spent decades alone, but when he sees the woman he never forgot from before the war, his heart awakens.
When circumstances force Judy and James to work together, they soon discover old feelings never faded. Judy must forgive herself and James will have to face his fear or they will miss their second chance.