Rose Mathieson knows the only way is up. It has to be. She’s made some mistakes in her life, but almost losing her son is a wake-up call. More than that: it’s a call to action. It’s time to start again.
The town of Redemption, Connecticut, seems to offer exactly what she craves: a quiet, stable life for her and her six-year-old son, Olly. But Redemption has changed since she last saw it—or perhaps it’s just Rose who has changed. Her reputation precedes her now, and not everyone is happy to see her back.
Caden Shoreham is, though. Rose’s childhood neighbor, a preacher’s son, and now the pillar of the community, he’s embarking on an ambitious new path of his own. He had always hoped they might end up more than friends, but Rose Mathieson isn’t quite what his parents and friends had in mind for him.
Everyone deserves a chance—but has Rose used all her chances up?
- Original Title:Rescuing Rose (Redemption #2)
- Author:Nicola Marsh
- Rating:7.92 / 10
- Publisher:Published October 4th 2016 by Lake Union Publishing
Rose Mathieson had done some dumb things in her twenty-six years. But nothing came close to her stupidity today. Forgetting to pick up her precious six-year-old son from school because she’d been on a self-pitying bender last night trumped all the other dumbass things she’d ever done.
Because Olly was her everything. Her reason for living. And she’d never forgive herself if anything happened to him because of her selfishness.
“Mommy, I made you dinner.”
She felt a hand tug on her sleeve and she cranked her eyelids open with difficulty. Even now, eighteen hours after she’d consumed three-quarters of a bottle of vodka, her eyes felt gritty, her eyelids heavy.
She stared at the peanut butter sandwich Olly had jammed together in a messy squish and was holding out to her like a prized offering. Her stomach roiled and she swallowed back the nausea.