Book review: Unexpected Love

Worlds apart socially, Nurse Renna Fields and Captain Brian Sinclair find themselves in a quandary of emotional uncertainties.

Worlds apart socially, Nurse Renna Fields and Captain Brian Sinclair find themselves in a quandary of emotional uncertainties. Sinclair is admitted to Chicago’s Lakeview Hospital, a victim of amnesia and blindness after a miraculous escape from a shipwreck on Lake Michigan. Sinclair, a self centred, woman’s man, has lost all memory of his two children, his widowhood, and a thriving business. Renna Fields, a dedicated Christian nurse, is put in charge of his care. The setting is 19th century Chicago.

Throughout the healing process, Renna and Captain Sinclair find themselves drawn to each other. Renna fears that when his sight returns, Brian will be repulsed by her birthmark. Sinclair, taken by the warmth, concern, and character of Renna, asks himself, “How can a man like me win the heart of a woman like Renna?”

Andrea Boeshaar’s plot is driven by her characters. She is skilled at bringing them to life on the page as they grow in character through the series. I was pleased to see Brian grow in his character and values since his introduction in Uncertain Heart, book two in the Seasons of Redemption series.

Unexpected Love is a story of redemption and second chances in the midst of tragedy, of a forgotten past and an uncertain future.

 

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