Julie Lessman has again written a great book with Love Everlasting, the second book in the Isle of Hope Series. This is the second book in the series, and it follows Shannon O’Bryen and Sam Cunningham. Sam works at the local hospital with Shannon’s Brother, Jack, who was the focus of the first book in the series. Although Jack warned Shannon about Sam’s background as a “ladies man”, they soon form a strong friendship as Shannon coaches Sam how to get back his ex-girlfriend. While their friendship develops, some secrets come out about Shannon’s past that could destroy their relationship. All while this friendship is growing, some characters from the first book face changes of their own. Shannon’s mom, and her next door neighbor Dr. Ben Carmichael, must move past some problems in their own relationship to determine God’s plans for their future. Jack O’Bryen and Lacey Carmichael O’Bryen also look forward to their future together, and the family they are hoping to grow.
I really enjoyed this book, and I was so excited to get the chance to read the second book in the series! The characters are very easy to relate to, and they seem to have the same problems and struggles that everyone can relate to; forgiveness, jealousy, and new relationships. I especially liked reading about some of the characters from the first book in the series. It was great to see how their lives have changed since last reading about the O’Bryen and Carmichael families. I’m also looking forward to the next book in this series, and I’m really hoping it’s about Cat, Shannon’s twin sister!! J
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