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Sweet Love Story at Summer Camp

A Friend to Trust by Lee Tobin McClain

5 stars

Genre: Christian Romance, Inspirational Romance, Contemporary Romance

Location: Colorado

Romance: Very clean. Light kissing.

Faith: Light references to Christian practices. Main character is a pastor.

Lee Tobin McClain delivers an engaging, sweet romance set at a summer camp for troubled teens. McClain weaves an intriguing backstory for Hailey Harris. A true example of a life changed by Christ.

I loved the way McClain started Hailey and Nate’s story. They were part of the same circle of friends—friends that thought they would be a perfect match. Yet, their own weaknesses and insecurities kept them from being open to romance.

McClain introduced a secret about Hailey that Nate learned only because of his position as a pastor. This secret was a wonderful plot twist that will delight readers. I enjoyed the way the author kept this going and resolved it at just the right time.

I am a dog-lover (have two of my own fur-babies), so including an emotional support dog for a pivotal minor character, one of the campers, became one of my favorite parts of the story.

I would strongly recommend this book for fans of clean, sweet, Christian romance. This story has plenty of interesting tropes and twists. Bravo for writing about a single pastor too!

Disclaimer: I requested and received an advanced copy of this book courtesy of Harlequin (Love Inspired) through NetGalley. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.


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