Cassandra Webb’s every waking minute is devoted to being a great mother and wife. She takes five-year-old Noah to the library each week, volunteers in his kindergarten class, and even coaches his soccer team. She makes sure her husband’s uniforms are always laundered—even though he hasn’t worn them the last six years—always has his game day snacks on hand, and meets him for date night every Friday—which consists of one sided conversations at his bedside and watching his favorite take out remain untouched.
Pearl, a mysterious visitor at the care center, suggests that it is only Cassie’s love still tying Devon to Earth when he has been ready to move onto Heaven for quite some time. If Cassie will but open her eyes and heart, she will discover the path she should travel, one that will bring relief to Devon and much joy to her own life. But Cassie vowed never to give up on him. She never has and she can’t now, even after meeting hapless, single soccer-dad Matt.
This story touched me in so many ways, I was a blubbering mess in many parts. Not that I could personally relate to Cassie’s life, but because she was so strong for her son and had such faith that her husband, Devon, would come out of his vegetative state. She did all of this for over 6 years and she never lost hope.
Enter Pearl (the matchmaker) – who imparts her wisdom to Cassie. But don’t think that her advice was heeded immediately, that wouldn’t make an interesting story if she did what she was told right away. Matt is a single dad having lost his wife to an aneurysm and life without her isn’t easy because he raising 2 rambunctious boys (4 and 6). However, Matt and Cassie meet and become friends and help each other out and improve each others lives.
As in all romance books, you know they will get together eventually….but the story leading up to it is one of strength and fortitude and patience. And maybe even a little laughter.
We give this 5 paws up.