Monday, March 14, 2016

Time To Heal by Lisa B. Kamps (Review)


Jake Evans has been in the Marine Corps for seventeen years, juggling his conflicting duties to country and his teenage daughter. But when he suffers a serious injury and is sent home, he knows he'll be forced to make decisions he doesn't want to. Battered in spirit and afraid of what the future may hold, he takes the long way home by driving cross-country. 

He never expected to meet Alyce Marshall, a free-spirited woman on a self-declared adventure: she's running away from home. 

In spite of her outward free spirit, Alyce has problems of her own she must face, including the ever-present shadow of her father and his influence on her growing up. She senses similarities in Jake and decides that it's up to her to teach the tough Marine that life isn't just about rules and regulations. What she doesn't plan on is falling in love with him...and being forced to share her secret. 

My review:

In Time to Heal, Ms. Kamps tells the story of two characters who are quite literally “on the road.” Despite their differences in reasoning, the setting remains the same.

Jake Evans is a substantial part of the Marine Corps for seventeen years. Needless to say, he is used to structuring. However, that structure takes a ghastly turn and sends him home. As such, he is on the road home, wounded in much more than his leg. Meanwhile, free-spirited Alyce Marshall is on the move too. Her journey is a little different and centers on one word.

“Adventure,” she said. 

Ultimately, through a near accident, the two meet, dissimilar personalities collide, and a whole new voyage begins.

Kamps does a wonderful job at constructing not only a story and plot which grabs hold of the heartstrings but also relatable characters that readers identify with.

If you love romances and touching stories, I would absolutely recommend this book. Check it out here!