All There Is (Juniper Hills #1)
by Violet Duke
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Violet Duke debuts an emotional series about letting go, starting over, and trusting in the redemptive power of love.
Emma Stevens is ready for a fresh start in Juniper Hills, but she still lives with the impossible guilt of her past: having failed to rescue her little stepbrother from a fire that decimated her childhood home and her family. Her next-door neighbor may have been the one to drag her out of the burning building that night, but it doesn’t exonerate him since he caused the fire. Not even when he shows up fourteen years later to help salvage her bakery.
Jake Rowan may not have been able to save Emma’s brother from the fire, but at least he was able to save his own brother. By taking the fall and the punishment for him, Jake managed to protect his older brother’s future…but it cost him the girl of his dreams.
Now Jake finds himself on Emma’s doorstep once again. Not to save her life this time, but to repair it. And more importantly, her heart, if she’ll let him.
4 of 5 Stars
by Erin Prentice
Emma Stevens moved to Juniper Hills with her sister to escape the memories and constant reminders of the fire that destroyed her home and caused her to make a choice that would forever haunt her, saving her sister but leaving her step brother behind.
Jake Rowan has not been able to escape the haunting memories if the blame he took for his brother who started the tragic fire. Jake has not been able to forget the girl he loved next door but the events of the fire destroyed them. Years later they are reunited when Jake is hired as a carpenter to repair Emma's bakery due to a flood.
They are reminded of everything they lost and the dreams of what could have been. As they grow closer and closer will they be able to help each other heal? Will Jake be able to tell Emma the truth about the fire?
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