This is the second novel I've read by Kathleen Ball and I must say, she did it again. She had me falling in love along with her characters. Kathleen stirs up, in me, such raw emotions when I read her novels.
Her characters, true to life, had me crying and laughing along with them. The pain Annie goes through tugged at my heart so much, that I actually felt small aches in my own heart. And Burke...sometimes I felt like giving him a slap across the face and telling him to 'snap out of it.' But he has his own pain going on and I found myself empathizing with him as well.
But, Alice...I hated her. And, I'm sure that was Ms. Ball's intent. Alice was the perfect villainess. Kathleen Ball wrote her so well, that you have no choice but to hate her. Texas Haven didn't disappoint...Alice did have her day.
I loved this book, and I am thrilled that there will be a sequel. I was so engrossed in her little town of Texas that I didn't want to leave.