A long line of people have rejected Tess Dyer, even before the final rejection from her husband Jason. The husband who had been a childhood friend, a town star, and the one who had promised to love her forever.
So what will happen next to a woman whose heart is frozen, like the soil that is hard before the Spring thaw?
She moves a few miles away, to another small Maine town, hoping to start over. To create a new life and new memories. And she meets Brian, who fills her heart and life…for awhile.
Waiting For Spring is all about new beginnings, new hopes and dreams, and thawing the cold heart that needs to heal.
The journey is long, and it takes many false starts before Tess can finally get it right. A long, difficult road to finally breaking through the hard core that covers up the first deep wounds: the harsh words from a cold mother. Probing those depths will also help Tess finally acknowledge that her own mother’s legacy of hurt preceded the pain she had administered.
Tess was an intriguing character whose voice is real, a little harsh at times, but very honest. I liked her and enjoyed getting to know her. There were times in this book when the voices felt repetitive. Perhaps they were there over and over for emphasis, but I think the story did not need them. Otherwise, the book was spot on in its ability to shed light on those wounds that stay buried, even frozen, and that those old hurts can still be healed. The journey to healing is the primary theme, and one that resonates. Four stars.