Living with limits protects a heart from hurt, and that’s exactly what Katie Blake plans to do. She’s faced enough pain, and she’s determined to avoid it for herself, her son, and her elderly father. Even when Katie decides to venture into the world once more, she does it on her terms.
Her carefully constructed plans are challenged when a new job introduces Katie to a teenage mother in need of encouragement. When a childhood friend makes his way back into her life as well, Katie’s heart starts to open once again. By the time their friendship begins to deepen, Katie is ready to pursue a relationship with Nathan.
When her father’s dementia puts her son in danger, Nathan’s encouragement gives Katie clarity and strength to do what is best for all involved. However, when Sammy is injured while in Nathan’s care, Katie knows she’s made a mistake. It won’t happen again.
Abandoning their relationship in favor of safety is only the beginning. God’s urging for Katie to help the teenage mother is ignored as well. The risk is too great. God will have to find another way to help.
It takes a strange message from her father for Katie to understand God’s relentless love and His desire for her life to reflect His love. But will Katie take the risk or continue limiting love in favor of a life without hurt?
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