Tuesday, January 7, 2020

When He Found Me (Road to Refuge #1) by Victoria Bylin

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Love Discovered . . . Hope Renewed
Once a strong Christian, third baseman Shane Riley lost his faith the night he injured his knee in a freak car accident. Determined to return to professional baseball and to find the sister he treated badly, Shane retreats to Refuge, Wyoming. There he meets Melissa June “MJ” Townsend, a single mom battling the virus that causes cervical cancer.

MJ wants nothing to do with the handsome athlete—no doubt a womanizer considering the stories in the news. But when a mistake results in Shane renting her garage apartment, they become friends. That friendship blossoms into something deep and pure, leaving MJ with a painful secret to tell. Even more complicated, she discovers an unexpected tie to Shane’s missing sister—a wounded woman who wants nothing to do with the perfect brother who scorned her.


Yes, why do people have to hurt and why does God allows things to happen?
I think He does it so that we will turn to Him and lay out burdens at His feet.
Sometimes bad things happen in life and we tend to get so angry at God. I know, I've been there and done that. I'm getting better.
I understood Shane's pain and I found myself praying that he'd get out of the rut he was in.
MJ is a pretty swell person.
My emotions were all over the place in this book. I hollered, I rooted, and I hurt for these people in the story. This was just an awesome story all the way around.
All of us come short of the Glory of God. We all have unwanted secrets that we want to keep hidden. But it's really not good to do that. You see, they tend to eat us up on the inside and then sometimes we become bitter because we can't forgive the person or people who wronged us or think wronged us.
We need forgiveness in order to give us a sense of peace and learn how to get along with others.
Yes, it's hard to forgive believe me. I know. I've been there.
Yes, I've gotten angry at God but I've learned that no matter what He's always there for us. He never leaves us or forsakes us just because we have accidents happen, or when people tease or make fun, or whatever the case is.
I like Bylin's style of writing. I love how her stories pull you in at the beginning and never let you go until the book is finished. This one will also leave you thinking about the characters long after you're finished with the book.
I really loved this one. I highly recommend it.
My thanks to the author with NO compensations received. I was not required to write a review. All opinions are my own. 


Victoria BylinKnown for her realistic, likable characters and vivid writing, Victoria Bylin writes both western and contemporary inspirational romance. Together With You, a story about family and forgiveness, won the FHL Readers Choice Award for Best Contemporary, and her historicals have finaled in the Carol Awards, Rita Awards, and RT Magazine’s Reviewers’ Choice Awards. Her most recent book, The Two Of Us, was a "Target Recommends" selection in August 2017.She and her husband currently live in Lexington, Kentucky and have two grown sons, two beautiful daughters-in-law, and three adorable grandchildren. 

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