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by Brenda Anderson
From the back cover:
Photographer Haven Carlysle is a changed man. Six years earlier, he had run from his tragedy-filled life in Duluth. Now he’s back in town to capture the North Shore’s beauty … and to recapture the love of his son. But that means making amends with his ex-girlfriend too. When camera-leery Callie Beaumont steps in to bridge the relationship between Haven and his former family, he’s wary, but she’s his only hope.
Callie Beaumont is surrounded by beauty. Her parents are local news celebrities. Her sister is a model. And Callie is … Ordinary. All her life, Callie has longed to work outdoors soaking up God-breathed beauty, and the opportunity is finally on the horizon. But being the liaison between the handsome photographer and his son has thrown her dreams, and her heart, into chaos.
Can Haven capture her heart when she won’t let him capture her image? And will his poor choices cost Callie her dream job and him the love of his son?
About the author:
Brenda S. Anderson writes gritty and authentic, life-affirming fiction. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), and is currently President of the ACFW Minnesota chapter, MN-NICE. When not reading or writing, she enjoys music, theater, roller coasters, and baseball, and she loves watching movies with her family. She lives in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area with her husband of 29 years, their three children, and one sassy cat.
Readers can learn more about Brenda S. Anderson at www.brendaandersonbooks.com.
While some people love to be the focus of a camera, that was the last thing Callie wanted. The photographer in Haven saw a very different picture than she did, though.
I enjoyed the lighthearted banter in Capturing Beauty, particularly with the games Callie and Reece (and soon Haven) played. I also appreciated the fact that the characters had to face real, and sometimes ugly, issues and attitudes.
Capturing Beauty may just also encourage you to slow down and discover the beauty around you, as Callie’s view of nature captures images we often overlook.
As for the romance, Haven proves to be a true hero despite his struggles, ultimately demonstrating God’s love and perspective.
Capturing Beauty is the second book in the Where the Heart Is series, but it can certainly stand alone as well. If you’re looking for a fun story that will leave you hopeful, you won’t want to miss this one!
(I received a complimentary copy of this book. The thoughts expressed here are entirely my own.)