I just finished reading "A Rocky Path" by Lauralynn Elliott. This is very different from what I've been reading in that it was a very sweet & lovely love story. Emily is very sweet, young woman who has tragically lost her husband a few years before. She takes a job as the personal assistant of an author who lives in a huge mansion in northern Maine. She finds a very sweet, kindred spirit in the author and her family and finds a peace and contentment she hadn't experienced in a while. While exploring rooms in the mansion she comes across one that has all the old furniture and belongings that were in the house before Rebecca, the writer, bought it. Inside one drawer she finds a small silver ring. Rebecca tells her she can keep it if she wants. Shortly afterward she finds a quiet man sitting down on the rocks below the mansion drawing in a notebook. Emily finds herself strangely drawn to the man who tells her his name is Patrick. Without meaning to Emily and Patrick fall in love. Just when you think things are going to be HEA it turns out that things aren't really what they seem.
This was a very pleasant read and a nice breath of fresh air as far as stories go. It did feel a bit stiff in places but nothing that truly detracted from the story itself. The pace was smooth, the story very intriguing and the characters were wonderfully crafted. **** out of 5 stars for this.
A Rocky Path
After losing her husband, Emily Adams leaves the life she has begun to hate and starts a new life in Maine, working for a well-known author. As she explores a path down to the rocky shoreline, she meets a very talented artist who is both attractive and mysterious. She finds herself falling for him, but there is something strange and puzzling about this man. Then Emily finds some old letters, journals and paintings which cause her to make a shocking discovery about the man she loves that changes everything about their relationship?and everything she believed about the world.