Nina has been an alcoholic since early childhood — her dad was the town drunk, and Nina learned from him.
But, drinking has ruined Nina’s life — made her lose her marriage to Hunt, and her kids, Meggie & Adam, made her lose her veterinary practice, and gave her a terrible reputation — so, now she’s determined to sober up.
Nina moves back to her hometown of Abbey Hills, MO to live with her sister, Sheriff Jill Parker, but then has to deal with a strange neighbor named Markus, and an even stranger yoga instructor named Eden.
This book had me from the very first page… I couldn’t put it down. Much as it’s a Christian book, you’d hardly know it. There were maybe two pages of stuff about God, and it wasn’t preachy like some books can be. This was just a good, clean “vampire” story. 😉 ((and, yes, I did say this is a “Christian” vampire book!))
The only thing I didn’t like was that, while most of the book was about the relationship between Nina and her teenage daughter, Megan, the ending didn’t really tie up that aspect… Ms. Bateman showed us what happened with Aunt Jill, and between Nina & Hunt, and what happened to Markus & Eden. But, it didn’t really give a good summary of where Nina & Megan stood. It was too brief. I would’ve liked to hear more about where they stood, 4 months past the story’s denoument/climax.
Otherwise, though, this is a fantastic book, and I’ll be recommending it to many. 😉