"Poignant tale of grieving and renewal"
Two months before his death, architect Gary Tanner took out
a half million-dollar life insurance policy on himself. Six
months after his death the insurance company finds it
highly suspicious that Gary died driving off the side of a
mountain road near Lake Tahoe. They refuse to pay for
accidental death when suicide is more likely the cause.
Gary's widow Rachel turns to his best friend and business
partner Dylan Prescott to help her prove that his death was
an accident. However, as they begin to dig into Gary's
life the duo finds secrets he kept from them. While Gary
lived, Dylan and Rachel ignored their attraction to one
another, but with him dead they begin to open up and fall
in love. However, not only the memories of Gary stand in
their way. Gary and Rachel's preadolescent son is in
denial about the death symbolized by the deceased's
incomplete dream house.
When LOVE WILL FIND A WAY stays within the subplot of
mourning for a lost loved one while falling in love, the
tale is superb. When the novel spins a subplot (no secrets
revealed here) involving Gary's clandestine activities,
though well written, it feels like a different tale. Still
the lead couple, Rachel's son, another pair from Gary's
secret life, and Gary are all fully developed to the point
that the audience will feel they are family. Barbara
Freethy has written a poignant tale of grieving and renewal
that fans will enjoy.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 24, 2002