SAVING JAKE                                                  SHARON SALA

There is always hope
After eight years in the Marines, Jacob Lorde returns to Blessings, Georgia, with no plans other than to hole up in his empty house and heal what's left of his soul. But with a charming next door neighbor and a town full of friendly people, keeping to himself is easier said than done.

As long as you can come home
Laurel Payne understands far too well what Jake is going through, after witnessing her late husband experience similar problems. She's in no hurry to jump into another relationship with a complicated guy, but their attraction is undeniable-and perhaps exactly what both of them need.


Jacob Lorde has come home to Blessing Georgia to try to heal himself. After he went back to the Marines after coming home to bury his father his squad ran over an IED some are gone others are hurt like him, and have trouble sleeping at night. Everyone in town is glad he is home except the one man who he testified against when he was 17 and he ended up in prison, and now he is out. One person who is happy but also scared is his neighbor Laurel Payne, who also has a 6 year old daughter and is raising on her own because her husband who also was a veteran committed suicide. Now her daughter and little things keep putting her and Jacob together and though both are scared this is what they both need. This is a very emotional book dealing with many different subjects but the author does with grace to move you the reader along and when you feel too emotional she will bring in the man who is trying to get back at Jacob for putting him in prison. His predicaments are funny and keep the story moving along. Especially when he has a run in with a nest of squirrels. This is a very good book with powerful characters, and a nice love story. A very good read. I got this book from I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at

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