A Path Toward Love – by Cara Lynn James

 A Path Toward Love

Katherine came home to forget her past.

The last thing she expected is a hopeful future.

Young widow Katherine Osborne returns to her family’s rustic camp on Raquette Lake in the Adirondack Mountains. She’s determined to live a quiet life, but her socialite mother is equally determined to push her into a new marriage while she’s still young.

Andrew Townsend has known Katherine since they were children. An attorney who is successful, but not wealthy, he knows she is socially out of his reach. But he’s curious what changed the free-spirited girl he once knew into this private, somber young woman.

Katherine has kept hidden the details of her unsuccessful marriage. When past sins come to light, she must turn to God for the courage to be honest. But how can she trust the God she feels has let her down? When she confides in Andrew, their relationship takes a dramatic turn into uncharted territory.

Amid impossible obstacles, two young people must learn to trust enough to walk the path that God has cleared for them. A path that leads to healing and restoration. A path toward love.

This was my first opportunity to review an e-book.  I only have an iphone so I was kind of concerned about that whole experience.  I’m a die hard book person, like in the flesh, the smell of paper, flipping pages, book person.  But this book looked so interesting that I could pass up the opportunity.  It proved to be much easier than I expected, especially after the first chapter or two.  Even though it was a great experience, don’t count on me becoming a strictly e-reader girl!  You can always find me perusing my favorite used book store.
What I thought: A Path Toward Love is a wonderful book by Ms. James.  She is a historical fiction writer and award winning at that.  She is currently a Golden Heart® finalist in the Inspirational category.  Yes, this is also an inspirational book.  A Path Toward Love is the first stand alone by Ms. James, who previously has written three books for her Ladies of Summerville series.  
While the historical aspects of this book were absolutely right on (this happens to be a favorite era of mine as well), I found myself getting frustrated with the way things were.  Although if you asked my mother or husband it was probably due more to my personality then the actual book.  I found it absolutely infuriating.  The fact that a woman, even a woman that had been married and not living at home, was absolutely not in control of her life.  I know that was the way life was back then, and despite all the romantic parts of that time – the chivalry, the manners, the clothes and the hats – there’s so much about that life that I think people just forget.  To be in control of myself, to decide what I want – school, career, marriage.  We must be truly grateful.
There were times when the book moved a little slow, and there were lots of anxiety filled moments.  Ms. James has written a really enjoyable book, and if you enjoy this category of book I think it would be a great addition to your to-read list.
My rating:  3 out of 5 stars. 

**disclosure** I received this book in partnership with Booksneeze.  I was not compensated in any other way.  My opinions are my own, take them or leave them. 

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