About Turn to Me
His promise will cost him far more than he imagined.
Guilt has defined Luke Dempsey’s life, but it was self-destructiveness that landed him in prison. When his friend and fellow inmate lay dying shortly before Luke’s release, the older man revealed he left a string of clues for his daughter, Finley, that will lead her to the treasure he’s hidden. Worried that she won’t be the only one pursuing the treasure, he gains Luke’s promise to protect her until the end of her search.
Spunky and idealistic, Finley Sutherland is the owner of an animal rescue center and a defender of lost causes. She accepts Luke’s help on the treasure hunt while secretly planning to help him in return–by coaxing him to embrace the forgiveness he’s long denied himself.
As they draw closer to the final clue, their reasons for resisting each other begin to crumble, and Luke realizes his promise will push him to the limit in more ways than one. He’ll do his best to shield Finley from unseen threats, but who’s going to shield him from losing his heart?
I’ve loved reading this series by Becky Wade. I love how each book can be read as a standalone. Each one has been so great. And I’m sad to see the books end.
This one finally tells us Luke’s story. Luke was a character that I have been curious about since the beginning of the series. And I loved the way the author told his story. I feel like Luke didn’t give himself enough credit. He had gone to jail for stealing, and he kind of labeled himself as a convict. Instead of allowing himself redemption and grace. I love how he gains those things through the book though.
Finley is one of those characters. She’s the kind of woman trying to look out for and help everyone and every animal around her. I loved that about her. It allowed her to take a chance on Luke. And that made a huge difference for him.
The treasure hunt in this book was amazing! I’m not sure I could have ever solved the clues the way Finley did. Everything about the treasure hunt kept me reading this one. I wanted to know what the treasure was! And the danger element was something that left me curious too. The author did a great job wrapping that all up in this one. Such a great end to the series.
Make sure to grab this book, and all of the books in this series! You won’t regret it.
I was sent a copy of Turn to Me as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
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Finley Sutherland’s father had left her several things in his will, the most surprising of which was a clue.
“But… I don’t understand,” she said to Rosco Horton, attorney at law.
“Your father planned a treasure hunt for you.” Mr. Horton leaned forward over his impressive potbelly, huffing at the exertion, to extend a white envelope to her across his desk. “He stipulated that you be presented with this, the first clue in the treasure hunt, at the reading of his will.”
She accepted the envelope, instantly recognizing her father’s handwriting and the thick flow of black ink from his favorite fountain pen.
For Finley, he’d written on the outside.
“He asks that you store the envelope in a safe location,” Mr. Horton said, “and wait until the morning of your next birthday to open it. When is your next birthday?”
“Do you think you can resist peeking until then?”
“Absolutely.” It felt sacrilegious to even consider violating a request left for her in her dad’s will.
Finley held the envelope carefully, aware of the attorney’s attention on her as she looked down at it in her lap. Her father had named Mr. Horton the executor of his will. And since she was the only child of a bachelor, he’d named her his sole beneficiary. After th e will cleared probate, she’d inherit his
property, bank accounts, investments, and assets. And yet this—a simple envelope—was the thing stirring both grief and wonder within her.
Her father had died suddenly in prison one month ago. She hadn’t expected him to speak or write another word to her. Yet through this mysterious, surprising letter, he’d found a
way to continue communicating with her. For Finley.
“Your father told me that he used to create birthday treasure hunts for you when you were growing up,” Mr. Horton said.
She raised her face. “Yes. Every single birthday before I left for college, he’d send me on a treasure hunt to find my gift.”
“Sounds like a nice father daughter tradition.”
“It was.” Memories rushed like a film reel through her brain. Her gasps of discovery when she’d solved one of his clues. His deep chuckle. The patter of her feet as she’d race to see if she’d guessed the location of the next clue correctly. Tearing away shiny pink paper to reveal the dollhouse he’d given her when she turned seven.
Astonishingly, her father was reaching out from the grave to give her one final gift.