Rose Kurtz and Joel Dienner find themselves marrying in less than ideal circumstances. When Rose's bishop asks her to assist the family in a time of crises, she's immediately learns that Joel's wife has died in childbirth. And for Joel, mourning his wife's unexpected death, life seems overwhelming with three little ones to provide for and look after.
And so they build a marriage of convenience... Joel finding a mother for his children and Rose escaping an abusive family life. Their marriage defies the traditional sense of the word and ... it works for them. Over time, they begin to care for each other, much deeper than they first intended. But as their love begins to blossom, Rose is hit with insecurities from the past. Can she escape the memories that haunt her? Or is Joel simply playing her for a fool?
The perfect book to get in the mood for the holidays... The Angel of Forest Hill is a quick read and easily completed in a few sittings. Woodsmall intertwines the story through both Joel and Rose's viewpoints, providing a light yet meaningful story for the holidays. Although the plot could certainly have been fleshed out more, The Angel of Forest Hill presents characters that are relatable and enduring. And it's well worth the read.
*Disclaimer: I received this book free from the publisher. All opinions are my own.