This is my first Gayle Roper book and I have to say that I was easily drawn into the story and characters. She writes really well and creates characters that are totally believable. I found myself rooting for Carrie and Greg from almost the beginning of the book. There are some twists and turns in the story and that is the hard part about reviewing mystery books, not giving those away!
Set in a small touristy town in New Jersey, these characters work hard and as it turns out look out for one another in ways that no one would have expected!! Seaside seems to be a magnet for runaways and people who in general need God. This book has a nice spiritual side, but it does not over shadow the story in anyway.
As in life, there are good and evil people in Seaside. Some of these are not always outsiders, but those who live next door to us everyday. In this book Greg is a former cop who is still grieving for his lost wife, daughter, and son. They were murdered in front of him, in his very own vehicle. He does not think that he is done mourning yet when Carry comes into his life and he falls in love with her. Carrie on the other hand has had a major crush on Greg for a while and she does not know how to go about turning her crush into love.Shadows On The Sand by Gayle Roper (Chapter 1 Excerpt)
I got this book for the sole purpose of this review from Walterbrook Multnomah.