“A disgraced former NHL player and a local artist are thrown together when her pottery studio burns to the ground on the day he returns to Prince Edward Island. But as they work together to rebuild, their secrets will come out, putting even their hearts on the line”–
This is another winner by Liz Johnson! She’s an auto-read for me, so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on The Last Way Home. I’m a sucker for a good redemption story and for a former pro-athlete character, and this had both!
The hockey influences were strong enough to satisfy the fan in me but not too much to deter anyone who doesn’t care about sports. It was a good balance for a romance novel.
But the shiny trophy goes to the beautifully redemptive story. With two characters struggling with their past, Johnson had a lot of room to showcase the mercy and grace of our Lord. And she did it in a natural, not-overly-preachy way. It’s a great example of why Christian Romance is such an important genre.
Rating and Recommendations: I’m giving The Last Way Home 5 stars. I recommend it to those looking for Christian Contemporary Romance or Christian books featuring hockey.
~ I received a copy from Revell. All thoughts are my own. I was not compensated for this review or required to give a favorable one.