Continuing the Callaway series, this book focuses on Nicole and Ryan, currently separated after growing apart after their son’s autism diagnosis. After Brandon is kidnapped, they come together to search for him and end up finding their way back to each other as well. A beautifully written story, fans of Barbara’s Angel’s Bay series will be happy to know the search leads them to Angel’s Bay where we get to check in with some old friends. While this book can be read as a standalone, I think you will appreciate the story more if you’ve read the first three books and seen more of the struggle Nicole and Ryan faced before the beginning of this story. Also ongoing in this series is a secret between the Callaway grandparents – this book mentions it, but not a lot of forward movement on that storyline. We also catch up with the couples from the previous books in the series and my only comment is – SPOILER ALERT – couldn’t the epilogue have ended with us at least knowing if Sara and Aiden had a boy or girl?? Sigh – I’m not a patient person so I guess I have to wait to the next book to find out. Speaking of, this book did a wonderful job of setting up Sean’s story and I enjoyed his part of this book.
Overall, fans of Barbara will not be disappointed with this story. This book reminded me a lot of my favorite book by Barbara, Daniel’s Gift. I can’t wait for the next book in this series!