Author: Michele Shriver
Title: Leap of Faith
Genre: Women's Fiction/Romance
Rating: 5 stars!
Single mother Tracey Hiatt prides herself on having a close relationship with her daughter- the kind of relationship she’s always wanted, but never had, with her own mother.
When her mother suffers a debilitating illness and faces a lengthy recovery, family takes on a whole new meaning for Tracey as she finds herself pulled back to her ex, Steve Eldridge. There’s only one problem: he’s involved with someone else.
Steve is drawn back into Tracey’s family drama and after her mother awakens from a coma believing he and Tracey are married, the two are forced to confront some fundamental questions about their relationship.
Can they put past hurts behind them and take a leap of faith into a new future together?
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Fun read in this second-chance romance.
Tracey has definitely had issues with her mom over the years, and it takes a life-threatening illness to make her start viewing things differently. Add in the stress of raising a daughter while being best friends, but not partners, with her daughter's father, it makes for an emotional start. Steve never really seemed to get over Tracey, but moved on when she rejected him, though he's been the best father his daughter could ask for.
When I first started reading, I didn't always like Steve, actually, because I felt like he made some bad choices. Then again, who hasn't made bad choices at some point in their life? He is a good man overall, and I hung in there to find out the reasons behind his choices. What it boils down to is that Shriver has written another realistic story that could happen to any of us. Life is messy and hard. But when Tracey's mom wakes up and thinks Tracey and Steve are married, Steve really steps up to the plate and does everything he can to help Tracey's family, being there for her like he always has been.
Some of my favorite scenes where when Steve and Tracey were either alone or on outings with just their daughter. The family dynamic is great and you can tell how much they love each other. It makes you hope this family can somehow find their way back together, but real life still gets in the way sometimes, which kept me on the edge, turning pages to find out whether or not they would.
Shriver writes compelling, realistic stories you can't put down! This book is another hit!
Happy reading, my friends!
~~ Chantel ~~