I really enjoyed reading the second book in the Lawson Family series, Protecting His Heart. This book really resonated with me because it deals with a subject I have dealt with in my personal life, abuse by a loved one. Ian was abused by his alcoholic father as a child and Rachel is dealing with an abusive boyfriend. I’ve been in both of those situations so I can truly relate to the main characters of this book and how they feel. It seems from the moment they met, Ian and Rachel were meant for each other, but can they overcome their fears and deal with the issues in their lives and make a life together, or will they let their fears and pasts keep them apart?
While reading this small-town romance, you feel as if you are a part of the story. Like this is happening right here in my own small town and these are my friends! I can see them all gathered at our local baseball field playing games and having a few beers. It’s a realistic look at small town life, the closeness of not only family but friends as well. It is a story of faith, love, and most of all, forgiveness. I look forward to reading Ben’s story next and highly recommend this series!
Reviewed by @chellek44