Unexpected Love by Andrea Boeshaar
Reviewed by Lori Twichell
Genre: Romance, Historical Fiction
Publication Dates: January 4, 2011
Lorenna Fields is a nurse with a very handsome and very confused patient on her hands. Her tall, dark, mysterious stranger was rescued from a shipwreck and she has no idea who he is. (But if you’ve read the previous book, Uncertain Heart, then you know who he is!) Lorenna has developed a frightening connection with the unconscious patient so that when he finally does awaken, she realizes that she must distance herself from him quickly. That’s not as easy as she’d like though. Especially when everyone realizes that he doesn’t remember who he is and, worse yet, he’s blind.
Brian Sinclair is a scoundrel of the highest order. Not even close to being a solid Christian man, as he wakes up unable to see and having flashes of the accident that took the lives of both his fiancée and his mother, he realizes that he’s not a good man. But the soothing tones and care provided by Nurse Lorenna Fields and eventually, her family, leads Brian to change his ways and accept God into his life. Though it seems like that would be the hardest part of his recovery, Brian has no idea what he’s about to face as he goes back to his family (who thinks he’s dead) and also the threats to his life and his business. And what about Lorenna? Can such a wonderful caring Christian woman actually love him even though he spent most of his life being a scoundrel?
Boeshaar’s books in this series just continue to get better and better and this one is not a disappointment. With taut writing, a solid mystery and wonderful dialogue, Boeshaar takes you on an adventure that is fun and dynamic. Anyone who has made a mistake in their life and needed to confront that mistake with their faith will sympathize with Brian Sinclair’s situation. On top of that, if you’ve ever spent time believing that you’re not worthy or if people really knew you, they wouldn’t like you, then this book will be a pleasure.
I expected a solid romance when I opened the pages of this book. What I didn’t expect was to be drawn so completely into the story that I didn’t want to put the book down. I literally devoured it in just a two day time period and when it was over, I really wanted more. I’m glad Boeshaar has another book expected in this fantastic series.