A past that haunts can be laid to rest through the act of forgiveness, even if the person you forgive is yourself. It must be gifted freely.
Abby Sullivan cherishes the life she is creating for herself in her hometown of Santa Barbara, California. She adores her best friend and supportive family. Her job as a kindergarten teacher offers her life hope and purpose. She is very talented at many things, especially hiding the pain of her past. That is until her world collides with Caleb Hunter’s, giving them both a lesson in forgiveness and love.
A life changing love is cruelly snatched by sickness and death. A person must be willing to give love, the greatest gift of all, to receive love.
A successful writer, Caleb is living life day-to-day. Giving refuge to his sad and lonely heart since his wife’s sudden death from cervical cancer, his primary focus becomes honoring her memory by rearing their five-year-old daughter, Madison. Yet, when Madison Hunter walks into Miss Abby’s kindergarten class, everything changes for all three of them.
With a little nudge from a loving mother-in-law who has everyone’s best interest at heart, anything is possible, especially when forgiveness and love gift even more blessings than ever imaginable.
This was my first time reading anything by Flores and I thought it was sweet. It All Started with a Lima Bean was a cute story about two people – Abby Sullivan and Caleb Hunter who have had a rough time with love and relationships. It All Started with a Lima Bean is about forgiveness, moving forward, and learning to trust again. Flores’s writing did a great job telling the story from Abby’s point of view as well as from Caleb’s point of view. I’m not usually a fan of this type of storytelling but for reason it worked in this book.
I loved the secondary characters in It All Started with a Lima Bean which is why I will read the series, so you can say Flores has a new fan of their books. I do recommend this book/series if you are looking for something cute and sweet with a 100% PG rating.