ALWAYS ON MY MIND
After a failed dig in Honduras, aspiring archaeologist Casper Christiansen heads home to Minnesota to face his unresolved feelings for Raina Beaumont, the woman of his dreams. But when he arrives unannounced on her doorstep, he receives the shock of a lifetime: Raina is pregnant with someone else’s baby.
Heartbroken, especially when he discovers the identity of the baby’s father, Casper tables his dreams and determines to be dependable for once, helping his older brother, Darek, prepare the family resort for its grand reopening. Casper longs to be the hero of at least one family story, but a never-ending Deep Haven winter and costly repairs threaten their efforts—and the future of the resort.
Worse, one of Casper’s new jobs constantly brings him into contact with Raina, whom he can’t seem to forget. A tentative friendship begins to heal fresh wounds, but can they possibly overcome past mistakes and current choices to discover a future together?
Another gut wrenching read from this incredible author. I have to admit that some aspects of this story were really difficult for me to read. I started and stopped a couple of times before I buckled down and persisted with full reader commitment. But oh, what a bumpy ride! I wept my way through pages. Sobbed buckets actually. Had a permanently blotchy complexion for several days, thank you very much, Ms. Warren. Yes, I knew it would be that angst-riddled and is it pathetic of me to acknowledge that I loved every minute of it? (Mostly.)
Raina is so broken and lost. I ached for her. And poor Caspar -- laying himself open for all kinds of emotional pain. Oy. I think my heart suffered a hairline fracture over this one. But I love the Christiansen family so much that I persevered though my heart will never be the same again.
Also love the way Warren set up the next book! But there are still ramifications from this storyline that will carry over into future books. Oh, the delicious agony of it all. I really am a glutton for punishment, aren't I?
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