Three abandoned children…
Two erstwhile sweethearts…
One missing sister…
And no problem?
After Iris Delaney kissed him and ran off eleven years ago, Camden La Salle never wanted to see her again. But Iris is back in town caring for her nieces and baby nephew, and she needs his help. Can Camden let go of their past history to help Iris with her present crisis for the sake of the children’s future well-being?
A Christian coastal beach town romance with suspense, LOVE YOU ALWAYS is book 6 in USA Todaybestselling author Jan Thompson’s Savannah Sweethearts series of sweet, clean, wholesome, and inspirational multiethnic contemporary Christian.
My point of view:
I am a big fan of Jan Thompson’s books, especially the Savannah Sweethearts collection! I was thrilled to be able to read Love You Always, book 6 in the series. Not only does this story have the great background of Savannah, GA and the history of previous characters, but it is also a suspense theme! Add in the past love gone wrong and three adorable children, and you pretty much have me sold, lol!
Iris Delaney, aka: Auntie Ibis, is forced to return to her home town after being gone for eleven years. When sweet young Peggy calls her aunt to help because her baby brother has run out diapers and mom is no where to be found, Iris immediately quits her job in Jacksonville Florida and comes to Savannah to find her sister and care for her nieces and nephew.
She never imagined the man she walked away from eleven years ago would be one of the first people there to help find her sister and end up taking care of her and the children. Camden tried hard not to be the person “assigned” to assist in the search for Bianca Delaney, given his past history with her sister, Iris, but as we all know, God has His own plans.
Little Peggy is pivotal to the entire story, and absolutely precious as any five year old can be! I found myself literately laughing out loud at some of her comments, phrases, and unexpected interruptions! I have not had the pleasure of a little one around me in a long while, but she certainly conjured up some memories of the times when my adult child was that age.
Jan Thompson’s writing is wonderful, she takes us trough the past of these two main characters without a hitch in the plot and you never feel as if you are experiencing flashbacks. The levels of suspense and mystery flow perfectly, very edgy at times, but always brings God front and center to every situation. The Bible verses quoted were extremely pertinent and had me diving into my own Bible with my journal by my side to jot them down.
If you adore a great romance novel you will enjoy this story. If you like mystery and suspense, you will enjoy this story. If you appreciate a story centered on God first, you will enjoy this story!