Friday, May 22, 2020

Book Review - The Trustworthy One by Shelley Shepard Gray

The Trustworthy One (Walnut Creek #4)The Trustworthy One by Shelley Shepard Gray

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Synopsis: Kendra Troyer always knew she would leave Walnut Creek the first chance she got. When she was accepted into design school, she tried her best not to look back at the four siblings she was abandoning, but ahead to Columbus, where she was determined to stay—far away from her abusive home and far away from Nate Miller, the boy she vowed to despise for the rest of her life.

Though she suffered through dark times in Columbus, Kendra found her faith in the Lord again, and years later, when she learned one of her good friends had died, she realized it was time to go home to those she left behind.

Back in Walnut Creek, Kendra has a life she never could have imagined: her own design shop, a pretty little house, and a tight-knit group of friends. After she settles down, though, unexpected visitors come knocking and dark memories begin to resurface. Complicating things even further is the ever-present Nate Miller, who now owns the hardware store two doors down and whose very presence stirs in Kendra a fierce need to turn away and hide from her past. But Nate is persistent in setting things right between them.

As Kendra tries to come to terms with the anger she holds from her childhood, will she be able to open her heart to forgiveness and find the comfort she has always longed for in Walnut Creek?

My Thoughts: I read The Protective One from this series and loved it and this one ranks right up there with it! Another solid gem I have found!

I loved Kendra and felt really badly about her childhood and how emotional she felt for having to leave her younger siblings behind but felt she let her hurt feelings over something a fellow school member said in his teens when he was younger and less understanding about her have to much weight over her life. You can't just hang onto things like that in life or it will certainly drag you down especially when Nate is doing all he can to make things up to her.

I enjoyed when her sister Naomi can into the scene and how even this relationship had suffered over the years because of so many years of childhood abuse... the stress between them and how they come to terms with each other.

You can certainly read these books alone but I do feel you'd get a better understanding of some of the persons mentioned and how they are all connected if you go back and read them all in order.

*I was given a copy of this story for my honest review.

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