Reviewed by Lisa McCombs for Readers' Favorite
India Evans had everything she could ever have dreamed of. A fantastic job on one of the nation’s highest ranking television new shows. A gorgeous fiancé who even exceeded her notoriety. They were the beautiful couple followed by an adoring audience who shared in the plans for the wedding of the century. But in the face of a potentially fatal flight, Jack proved himself as the narcissist that she had tried so hard to overlook. Jack was not the man for her. Making an unfortunate public announcement that her decision to marry him was a monumental mistake, India finds herself picking up the pieces on a much needed retreat with her college roommate. When Julia Haupt has to renege in a last minute decision to care for her sick daughter, India discovers that maybe it is for best to take this time alone to heal. Little does she expect to fall helplessly and hopelessly in love with one of the guest photography instructors, making her question her life’s plan.
Rarely does a novel provoke the ear to ear smile that I found forming with every word I read by author Andrea Thome. As India fights to maintain any sense of decorum, the reader is lulled deeper into the realities of love at first sight. Between the obvious attraction between the main characters and the magical setting of the story, this book is certain to remain firmly in the reader’s mind. A surprising first novel by a former broadcast journalist and amateur photographer, Walland is a sensitive, tightly written story of love and discovery with the flair of a seasoned author. This is a beautifully told story and I am so glad to have read it.