Book Review: A Path Toward Love by Cara Lynn James


So it’s been a while since I posted… More on that another day but in the meantime… it’s REVIEW WEEK!

Katherine came home to forget her past. The last thing she expected was to find her 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 about 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 is my first of Cara’s books, though I have at least one other one, but, for whatever reason, I’ve not read them.

Think they’re going on my list :D.

Ms. James [okay, I know Cara, y’all know I know a bunch of the authors I review, I just don’t think I can call her Ms. James with a straight face… way too formal for one of the first people I met at conference last year – plus she gave Ruthy [Ruth Logan Herne ]

Cara does a wonderful job of bringing us into Katherine’s world – showing us what she’s dealing with now as a woman trying to make it in a man’s world a hundred or so years ago. She also does a skillful job of showing us Katherine’s past – she’s a widow with marriage she doesn’t really want to talk about.

She also shows us Andrew and how society is likely to keep them apart.

We see more of Katherine’s family than we do Andrew’s, though Andrew’s family is there. In particular, Katherine’s great-aunt Letty. I adored her! I also loved learning about Raquette Lake in the Adirondacks as well as more about this time period.

Cara’s strength in this book is her characters and showing how they would overcome the obstacles in their path toward love.

I’ll be looking for book 2 in this series and finding my copies of Cara’s earlier books.

Overall rating: 8 out of 10 stars

Thanks to BookSneeze and the publisher for a copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review.