A Leap of Faith by Nell Castle

A Leap of Faith by Nell Castle
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (273 pages)
Heat Level: Sweet
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Orchid

Desperate times call for desperate measures.

At her core, merchandising maven Sophia Anton is an old-fashioned girl. To start a family by age 30, she’ll do what’s needed to make sparks fly with an old friend—including a crash diet. But when Sophia meets Jackson Thomas, the handsome new minister in town, she quickly finds she’s playing with fire. Sophia’s new look is working like a charm to snag the man of her dreams, so why is it Jackson’s face she sees when she closes her eyes?

Jackson, whose troubled past has led him to adopt a life of celibacy, never expects to feel hot under the collar for a woman of his own parish. How can Jackson dream of a future with Sophia after he’s shut the door on love?

Sophia is alone in the world, except for friend Kate and her boyfriend, ballet dancer, Christopher. Kate believes Christopher is using Sophia as a crutch and has no intention of taking the relationship further, but Sophia believes deep down he loves her.

Kate ropes her friend into helping at the church, although Sophia has not attended since her parents died a few years before. Imagine her surprise when she finds the old minister has retired and the handsome young Jackson has taken his place. Jackson has a tragedy in his past and is not interested in a relationship and Sophia has Christopher, nevertheless they feel an attraction for one another.

A beautifully written book with a few twists and turns which kept me interested. Other characters keep the story moving and provide a lively backdrop to Sophia’s busy life and conflicting thoughts.

Tender, light hearted and a twist that I didn’t see coming. All these kept my interest to the end of the book. I pleaded silently with the two main characters to get their act together. Did they listen? The book needs to be read to find out the answer.

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