Seeking His Love

For these two wounded hearts, it will take a great leap of faith to overcome past hurts and give love a chance to grow.

False accusations from the past haunt Rachel Clark, the new director of the Northcoast Christian Youth Theater. Seeking to make a fresh start in Fairhaven, Washington, she rents space for her drama group from an artists’ cooperative led by reclusive frame shop owner Cameron McKenna. To keep his financially strapped co-op afloat, Cam agrees to include Rachel’s program, but he’s not sure he can trust the attractive director or tolerate having her students in his building.

Cam is a widower with painful secrets of his own, and when he must temporarily care for his fourteen-year-old niece, he needs Rachel’s practical help and advice. Their friendship deepens to romance, but then past secrets come to light, and Cam must decide if he will risk his heart and his future to help Rachel rebuild her reputation and save the youth theater program. Will old wounds destroy their fragile relationship, or can their renewed faith–in the Lord and in each other–help them find a love that lasts forever?



Author: Carrie Turansky
Series: Bayside Treasures, Book 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Flowing Stream
Publication Year: February 2019
Length: a complete novel
ISBN: 9781733529211

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“I absolutely loved this book from beginning to end, and I cried my heart out at the end. One of my favorite scenes in this story is when Cam bravely goes back to church after turning his back on God and the message that morning is about the prodigal son, so appropriate! He is so moved by it that it completely changes his outlook and deepens his walk with God once again. I would have thought this wasn’t possible in reality, but I have witnessed this happening in church a lot this year. I also loved the themes of forgiveness and redemption; they were illustrated so well by Turansky that I was completely moved more than once in the story . . . I highly recommend Seeking His Love to anyone wanting an easy read, with a big dose of God’s love, and a cast of characters that feel like friends.”

– Kara Grant

“I am primarily a historical romance reader, but its contemporary authors like Carrie Turansky who go a long way in changing my mind. Talk about a love-at-first-read novel that has everything romance readers want—an engaging heroine with something to hide, a handsome hero hardened by his past, and a cast of characters so real they could be plucked from our own lives. In a refreshing story of faith, hope and unexpected love, Ms. Turansky captures readers with flesh-and-blood characters and a well-woven plot that both touch the heart and stir the soul, lingering there well beyond the last page.”

– Julie Lessman

author of A Passion Most Pure and A Hope Undaunted

Inspiration for the Setting:

Seeking His love takes place in Fairhaven, the unique historic section of Bellingham, Washington. It is located in the far northwest corner of the state on Bellingham Bay, which is part of Puget Sound. Fairhaven is about 90 miles north of Seattle and 50 miles south of the Canadian border, near the beautiful San Juan Islands. Ferries to Victoria, British Columbia, the San Juan Islands, and Alaska depart from Fairhaven each week. The community takes pride in its history, and the Old Fairhaven Association sponsors several events each year to promote Fairhaven as a community while preserving its historic character.

I included many Fairhaven businesses, events, and sites in the story: The Taylor Dock, South Bay Trail, Fairhaven Village Green, Village Books, The Colophon Café, Katie’s Cupcakes, The WPA Bridge over Whatcom Falls, The Ski to Sea Race and Fairhaven Festival. Of course, some of the settings and businesses are fictional, such as the The Northcoast Christian Youth Theater and the Fairhaven Art Center and Cooperative, but that type of group would definitely feel at home in Fairhaven.

I enjoyed researching Fairhaven! I hope if you are in the NW you will stop in and visit our friends there. Find out what’s happening in Fairhaven!

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