I learned of this book through the GoodReads Clean Romance Fiction Group on FB.
I like to explore new-to-me authors and this choice did not disappoint.
The book is about a middle aged man and woman who were childhood sweeties and were on the brink of marriage when the unthinkable happened and they broke it off to go their separate ways. Twenty years later they are both still affected by this. The man's current girlfriend insists that he must bury the past before their relationship can continue. This sets off the movement in the story.
He returns from the city to his small town roots to gain some closure.
The story is told from both their perspectives and that of the minor characters. It also utilizes flashbacks so one can fill in all the back history between the two. In places, there is almost a journalistic aspect with the emails and the way time used to pace the end.
This story has its soft tender moments, but can also wring out your heart for the h/h because of the plotting that includes some angst. I do not wish to offer up spoilers.
The characters were deep and well written and the dialogue and silences were good.
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)