In Regina Jennings first book,Sixty Acres and a Bride, we learn of the “crazy” Anne. People avoid her. She isn’t like everyone else. When Anne is forced to kill her violent-abusive-husband, the town begins to avoid her more than ever. In Jenning’s second book, Love in the Balance, Anne is all alone.
Throughout the first two books, Anne’s tough (and different) exterior keep people at arms length. When an abandoned child falls into Anne’s lap, everything begins to change and Anne becomes Caught in the Middle. Does she have the courage to open up and love the world for the sake of the child? Can she learn to trust again? What about her broken and bruised heart?
Anne’s bravery and willingness to overcome her fears inspires me. How many people surrounding me are internally hurting like Anne? The people that surround Anne, patiently helping her learn to love again, inspire me. And what of the romance? Super cute.
I walked away from Caught in the Middle with a deeper understanding of what it means to love unconditionally. People, fictional and real, are starving for love. Everyone is lonely. Together, we can learn to put aside the judgement in honor of love… just like Anne.