After reading Sharlene MacLaren's Daughters of Jacob Kane series, she has quickly made a place for herself on my "must read" author list. I was thrilled to get a copy of Tender Vow thru FIRST Wild Card Tours, and am really glad I did. I fell in love with all of the characters from page one (with the exception of Candace!), but I especially loved Rachel's 3-year-old daughter, Meagan. She's a real hoot! You never know what will come out of her mouth next, just like my 3-year-old nephew. :)
Tender Vow covers quite a range of emotions, from Rachel's heart-break over the tragic loss of her husband at such a young age, to Jason's deep-seated love for his sister-in-law. Anger and hurt feeling also play a large part in the Evans family's healing process -- it seems as though Jason's dad blames him for his brother's death, and they have a tough time repairing their relationship. God really does bring something good out of tragedy, as we see Jason find his way back to His heavenly Father as he continuously deals with his guilt over the death of his brother, John.
We get to see God's hand at work as Jason tries his best to take care of Rachel and her children, but at the same time, give her the space she needs to properly deal with her loss. In the end, God sees fit to bless them both with the desires of their hearts, but in His own time. (less) "