AUTHOR: Valerie Comer
DATE: February 2015
PUBLISHER: GreenWords Media
Chef Lindsey Solberg agrees to cater the church's Valentine's Day fundraising banquet as a favor to her teen sister, but she's shocked to discover the bad boy from her high school days is now Riverbend's youth pastor. Seriously? How could he have changed that much? Nick Harrison has prayed for years for an opportunity to make amends. Now Lindsey's back in Riverbend and won't give him the time of day. What's a guy to do except leave a trail of gifts from a secret admirer?
Lindsey's heart takes a beating when she realizes the boy who was never good enough is now a far better man than she deserves.
What woman could resist a secret admirer? Especially one who doesn’t give up, who listens to a woman’s heart and sends little gifts that lead her into a deeper relationship with the One who loved her first?
Within the word-count constraints of a novella, Valerie Comer gives readers a romance that goes well beyond boy-meets-girl. Her characters are realistic, not perfect, and I thoroughly enjoyed Lindsey’s and Nick’s journey to forgiveness and love. The setting added to my pleasure, since British Columbia is my home—an added bonus for me.
Secretly Yours is a well-written and finely paced novella, and I recommend it. This story earns five stars.