Light the Fire by Mary Manners
A choice, a tragedy, and life-altering consequences… When Rena Dunigan flees New York City and her dream of becoming a Broadway performer, she returns to her hometown harboring a life-altering secret and the shame of a shattered past. When her friend talks her into helping build a house through the local Shelter the Homeless program, Rena meets Cody and his mischievous Saint Bernard. Cody is dealing with a devastating loss of his own, yet his gentleness and patience melt Rena's resolve never to trust—or to love—again. But what will Cody think when he learns the consequences of Rena's past? Will he reject her, or can she trust that love will heal hurting hearts and forever bind them together?
Rena and Cody are both trying to put the tragedies in their past behind them. It’s not as easy as it seems. Brought together by friends, a construction project, bunch of kids and a slobbery dog called Sammy, they find they both have to learn to trust and let go of the shadows of the past before they can move on. This is another gripping tale from Mary Manners. The characters bring the story right off the page, lingering after the last page is turned. With smiles, laughs and even tears as the story cut a little close to home for me, it shows that nothing is too big that it can’t be forgiven. As Ms Manners writes “The Lord never denies one who comes to Him. He doesn’t pick or choose which mistakes to forgive. None is too big or too small.” Not to be missed, this heart warming story is one to curl up with and read over again...