Novel Recommendation: UNRAVELED by Heidi McCahan

Unraveled 2One of the great blessings of working with Winslet Press is meeting new, gifted authors. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know author Heidi McCahan, and couldn’t wait to read her debut novel, UNRAVELED. It didn’t disappoint.

Here’s the back cover blurb:

Blind-sided by her questionable fiance, Lauren Carter returns to the one place she’s been avoiding, the place she used to call home. As she’s forced to look into the eyes of her past and even worse, her unraveling future she discovers that running only leaves you out of breath on a dead end street. Will she choose to unveil the secrets that haunt her? Or will she bury them once and for all and embrace a new life so different from the one she once held dear?

Blake Tully, wildly successful and breathtakingly winsome owner of a new rafting business, finds Lauren’s unexpected reappearance confusing. As he torments himself with what if’s and what should’ve been’s, he can’t mistake the feeling that crawls down his spine every time he looks at her. Although she broke his heart once, he longs to give his childhood sweetheart another chance, but can he convince her to stop running away when life gets tough? And can he forgive her when he discovers the reason she’s been hiding?

Follow the story of these two shattered hearts as they discover the beauty of grace and forgiveness.

My take:

Unraveled has an engaging story line, one you’re swept into on page one and can’t put down from there. The Alaska town is beautifully painted. I could easily envision the area, and would love to visit … in the summer, that is. đŸ˜‰

I love characters who are three-dimensional, ones who are depicted flaws and all. All of Unraveled‘s characters are flawed, from Lauren and Blake, and on through Lauren’s family. They lead wonderfully messy lives, and come across as relatable and real.

If you’re looking for another book to add to your summer reading list, I highly recommend UNRAVELED!


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