U.S. Border Patrol agent Ben James' life is in tatters. A tragic accident stole the love of his life and he never finished grieving. Read more...
U.S. Border Patrol agent Ben James' life is in tatters. A tragic accident stole the love of his life and he never finished grieving. Turning to the bottle for support, he lost sight of what was important. While making his last patrol run before a storm rolls in, Ben's canine partner Bo finds an abandoned baby hidden in the woods. As Ben rushes the child to the only clinic in the area, the storm strikes with unexpected fury.
Esther Hanson runs a second-rate clinic in the small community of Pineville, Minnesota, on the Canadian border. Though she has fought for years to get the equipment she needs, the town refuses to approve the funding. When the unprecedented storm ravishes the area, cutting them off from all outside help, Esther struggles to help her patients without giving in to overwhelming emotions. The event triggers a long-suppressed memory, and Esther must come face to face with the reality of her past and learn to forgive herself.
Brought together by the life of a child, Ben and Esther become each other's reason to change.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-06-17
- Reviewer: Staff
Snelling (One Perfect Day) continues to draw fans with her stellar storytelling skills. This time she offers a look at smalltown medical care in a tale that blends healing, love, and a town’s recovery. Physician assistant Esther Hanson is the closest thing to a doctor in tiny Pineville, Minn., along the U.S.-Canada border. She’s keeping her demons under control, but Ben James, town hero and border-control agent, recognizes the signs of PTSD. He’s got his own sizable demons to keep at bay—his wife’s death, his drinking—but when an infant is discovered near the border and a hurricane-force storm slashes through Pineville, the pair must work together to save lives. They slowly bond as both come to grips with their pasts to perhaps move together into the present. Snelling’s description of events at the small clinic during the storm is not to be missed. Agent: Wendy Lawton, Books & Such Literary Agency. (Aug. 20)