Found in the Woods is a story about Beth Phillips and her new beginning. She was abused as a child, married and divorced her best friend's high school sweetheart, and then married her abusive ex-husband. She goes back to her hometown to ask forgiveness of her friends and also to hide from her abusive ex. She has taken on the job of renovating a cabin in the woods for the church's youth group. While she is living and working in the woods, she befriends a wolf who has started to hang out near her cabin. Due to this wolf being near farms, Aiden Holt a field biologist comes to relocate the wolf. Sparks fly, but as Aiden and Beth work together they begin to care about each other. Both have colorful pasts, and due to Beth's walk with Christ she is able to more easily move on then Aiden is. Beth learns some very valuable lessons especially when something very dark starts lurking in the shadows. I like how we saw her character struggle with temptation, and yet live out her faith. Whereas she became a shining example to Aiden and to a young girl named Grace who is also struggling with abuse. I received this book from The Book Club Network and the opinions are my own.
This is an interesting, easy read. I enjoyed the tale of a wolf that pursued interaction with a lone woman in the woods, protecting her and seemingly relating to her. Beth Phillips has recently escaped an abusive relationship and made a different life for herself when she returns to Plattville. She is cleaning and restoring a cabin in the woods owned by a local church with which she has become affiliated, and she is working part-time at a shop in the town. Her path intersects a male wolf whom she befriends. Soon calls about a wolf loose in the woods leads Aiden Holt, a Game and Parks wildlife expert, to the cabin in the woods. The two are attracted to each other, but Beth is a Christian and Aiden blames God for his mother's early death. Just as her life becomes more stable and content, Beth learns that her abusive ex, Barton Littlefied, is out of prison, and her peaceful life quickly disappears. Fear becomes her constant companion. She wants him nowhere near Aiden, her wolf, or herself. She must thwart Barton's evil intents and reclaim her peaceful, new life and a promising future. A worthwhile and enjoyable read. I received this book through TBCN in exchange for an honest review.
After a nasty divorce Beth Phillips returns home to Platteville in the hopes of hiding from her abusive ex-husband. She quickly finds the woods of her secluded cabin to be inhabited by a wolf. Biologist, Aiden Holt is sent to research the area that reported the wolf sighting. At first they seem to be on opposing sides concerning the wolf, Lakota. Beth wants to protect him and Aiden is set on protecting the community. Both Beth and Aiden have heavy emotional baggage that makes it hard for them to trust much less love. I really enjoyed Beth's strong steadfast faith as she reached out to Aiden. Found in the Woods, was a fantastic book full of faith, heartfelt love for a wild animal and a strong message of redemption and forgiveness. I find the author LoRee Perry did a great job of expressing her faith, which I would say is a strong by her writings. She gave life and love to the characters in this well written book. Found in the Woods, touches on the subject of faith, trust, salvation, love and forgiveness. I give it 4 stars for a great storyline and knowledge and love for the wolf.
Beth Phillips is read to start over. She moves back to Plattsville, NE. Her life has never been easy. Through returning to her faith, Beth has found healing from her past and forgiveness for herself and from those she wronged. She has repaired the many past friendships which she had lost. She is ready for a new start in her old hometown.
Enter Aiden Holt. He needs to learn to forgive. He needs to hear the word of God in order to move forward with his own life.
Next comes nature. Through their fight to save a lone wolf, Beth and Aiden start their own new beginnings.
LoRee Perry has brought a new twist to learning forgiveness and moving forward.
I received this book from bookfun.org in return for my honest review.