Lulu.com, Jul 30 2015, $14.95
When Michael Fremont still was able to count his birthdays on his fingers, his mother told him she never wanted him just before she committed suicide in front of him. Over the next decade he bounced around the foster family program. The last few years he stayed with the aptly named Stern family in Chicago while his foster sister Eliza blackmailed him. However, in two weeks he will leave the system and the Sterns, and take his vulnerable BFF LeeAnn Wagner with him.
LeeAnn and her mother spent a lifetime running from her husband who wanted his cheating wife and someone else’s child dead; since her dad died Leeann is seemingly is free, but remains haunted by her harrowing past. Meanwhile, feeling unworthy of LeeAnn, Michael panics when his desire for her seems out of control. After insuring her safety and heeding a pastor’s advice, Michael enlists in the Marines.
When his military service ends, Michael needs to know how his angel is. In Peaceful, Wisconsin, Michael finds a much stronger LeeAnn. Already in love with each other and both finding solace with the Lord, he prays she gives him a second chance and she prays he takes a second chance. In the darkness looking into Eden, someone else covets a second chance at LeeAnn and if necessary Michael.
The second fantastic Friendship Heirloom inspirational romance (see Clumsy Girl’s Guide To Falling In Love; LeeAnn is a support character) is a tense suspense starring two vulnerable lost souls finding each other twice while also obtaining solace with the Lord. His angel and her hero come together in a strong tale as Karen Wiesner provides an entertaining second chance drama.