This story was so wonderfully written that I felt a connection to all the characters right from the start. Love, forgiveness, tragedy, grief and even a little humor were all were written into the words of this novel. I kept pulling for Jason in his heartfelt attempt to get Veronica to notice him and care about him but at the same time I was angered at him for not being forthcoming with her right from the beginning. I could just feel the hurt and rejection that was bound to come further into the book, and it did. Veronica, having lost her fiancé in a tragic accident, was not ready to let go of her grief and contemplate a new relationship. She felt guilt at even thinking about someone else, a betrayal of her love for Seth. A long forgotten recipe for raspberry pie found in an old hope chest, written by her grandmother, gave Veronica hope to get her mind off of her grief and into the kitchen doing what she loved most, baking. But just maybe God had other plans in mind for her life and for Jason's. I can't wait to find out more about the mystery hope chest that her mother keeps under lock and key and the blue baby onesie that accidentally falls out while she and Veronica are searching for more recipes. Going to be hard waiting for July to find out more.
I received this book from The Fiction Guild for my honest opinion, which I have given.