Rekindling Trust by Sandra Ardoin

After her husband’s death, Edythe is penniless and dependent on her domineering and abusive father for the sake of her three children. At first glance, Edythe looks weak, but inside is a vein of strength ready to be mined. Good thing! When her eldest child, Andrew, gets into trouble with the police, Edythe finds the courage to stand up for herself and her son.

Barrett Seton is a lawyer looking for justice. Or is it revenge? When he returns to Riverport to care for his ailing brother, he is determined the past will not be repeated. Judge Danby won’t bully him or his brother. Mrs. Edy Westin will not break his heart. He will have the upper hand and the last say.

Edythe and Barrett must put aside their pain and anger to work together for her son’s sake. Along the way, they rediscover the truth and the lies of the past.

Y’all, I love this book. The characters are diverse with flaws and wounds, making them relatable and memorable. The story is a second chance tale of justice, forgiveness, love, hope, and restoration. I felt the pace was perfect, and the romance sweet and enjoyable. The plot kept me anchored in another time and place.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Another reason why I like this story is the characters. I cheered Edythe on her newfound strength. I enjoyed the twins’ conversations, especially Timothy’s. I smiled over Sarah Jane’s love for animals. I hurt for Andrew and rooted for Barrett to get the bad guy. And finally, I hoped for Judge Danby to get his just desserts. He really needed that smirk wiped off his face. 😉

I highly recommend Rekindling Trust. But I warn you, like any decadent dessert, you must pace yourself to savor every delicious morsel.

I received a copy of this book from the author but wasn’t required to post a favorable review. The opinions are my own.  

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