Book 4 for 2022 is “Whispering Pines” by Kimberly Diede. I gave this book 5 stars because it is a nice contemporary book which is essentially about family. There is romance in it but Kimberly Diede wrote about resilience, hardships in life, and how important it is to have your family around. I loved its wholesome approach to heavy situations and even with a bit of a mystery thrown in it wasn’t that hard to follow because the chapters were written so organized and to the point.
A shocking job loss will force Renee to remember the beauty of new beginnings.
Summers at Whispering Pines defined Renee’s childhood. Days meant swimming and sun, nights meant ghost stories and campfires. Best of all, Whispering Pines meant time with Celia, her favorite aunt. Through the years, Celia would remain Renee’s most steadfast confidant, but trips to Whispering Pines would fade to memories. Raising kids alone and a demanding career consumed Renee’s life.
Now Celia is gone and Renee’s career is in shambles. Promising herself she’ll look for a new job in January, Renee is determined to make the most of her unexpected time off. But when mysterious events begin to swirl around her kids, her worries compound.
A spontaneous trip, meant to lessen the growing pressures and soothe Renee’s battered pride, could turn out to be so much more when she finds herself alone on a moonlit beach, half-a-world away, with a handsome stranger.
How can Renee keep her family safe as she works to rebuild their lives? Does she dare take another chance at love? (GOODREADS)