Summary: Taken Away
Jessee Bradford, a respected young veterinarian in Santa Barbara, California, comes home to find his wife Serena and baby daughter Sofia missing. Jessee fears they have been kidnapped or worse. The FBI investigators believe his wife, the only daughter of a wealthy philanthropist who never approved of their marriage, simply abandoned Jessee and took their child with no intention of returning. After months of fruitless searching, Jessee relocates to his grandparents’ home in Iowa, where he takes over his grandpa’s veterinary practice. There he finds the family closeness he’s been missing and falls in love with a female equestrian Laura. When Jessee and Laura attend a gallery opening of an artist named She, the paintings remind Jessee of his wife Serena’s art work. Thus begins Jessee’s search to find She while his future with Laura teeters precariously on the edge until the truth about, She is discovered.
We first meet Jessee wanting to skip an English class, but in the end goes to class and meets Serena and from the beginning, you can feel the sparks flying between these two. You also sense that Serena isn’t one to settle down. It was very interesting to read a story about a guy instead of how most are written about the woman.
I just loved reading this story and couldn’t put the book down. The pace, flow, plot, as well as the development of each character was flawless. Each motion is believable, and moving. If you have a soft heart you’ll want to keep some Kleenex close by.
This is a great book and I will be recommending it to friends, This book can be read by anyone age sixteen and up.