Sunday, December 21, 2014

Do You See What I See ( A Smoky Mountain Christmas Book 1) Delia Latham

  • File Size: 2588 KB
  • Print Length: 81 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

 November 15, 2014

Laramie Buchanan’s fiancé betrayed her on what should have been their wedding day.

Evan Lassiter is still trying to recover from being jilted at the altar three years ago.

Now, with Laramie’s beloved Granddaddy celebrating his eightieth birthday (on Christmas Eve) she’s forced to return home to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. But even the memory of that awful day rips her heart to shreds. How can she survive a face-to-face meeting with the man she still loves?

Yesterday's heartbreak blinds them both to a surprising truth that could heal their hurting hearts. Will they see it in time to save their love?

My take on this book:
Do You See What I See by Delia Latham is the first book in the Smoky Mountain Christmas series. A short contemporary read Ms. Latham provides a story of hurt and misunderstanding and ultimately finding that the truth isn't always what we think it is! Even though its been three long years since Laramie Buchanan saw something that caused her to leave her fiancee Evan Lassiter at the altar she still can't get over the hurt, or the love that she still carries for him. Moving across the state with her best friend to start a new business she hasn't returned home once. Now with the approach of her grandfather's eightieth birthday she decides it's time to go home and try and put the past behind her, but can she face Evan without getting her heart broken all over again?

Delia Latham  packs plenty of book into the eight chapters of Do You See What I See.Ms. Latham is easily becoming one of my favorite writers because she creates characters with depth and clarity who often struggle with faith, while living real lives.  She allowed me to understand what Laramie was dealing with as she struggled not only with the heartbreak of what she thought she knew but also the hurt she felt over losing her faith along the way. Once I started reading the story I was drawn in and had to know the why's of what had happened! It was interesting that Evan never really knew what had happened to cause Laramie to run, and once the truth was revealed it did make sense. I loved the many secondary characters especially Sydney Traynor who was Laramie's best friend and business partner. Her no nonsense attitude was fun, and the beginnings of her love story left me hoping that she might get her own book! A faith based,second chance at romance read that provides a wonderful family feel, that leaves me hoping that the author will give a few of the secondary characters their own story.  A great holiday read, but honestly it's a story that can be read anytime of the year!

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