Emily Jordan has spent much of her life leaving; leaving
home to pursue a career in archaeology and her relationship
with the charismatic leader of the expeditions. Also leaving
behind the painful memories of her past. Salem Pearce has
always wanted Emily, but not at the expense of his peaceful
life, or at the expense of the heartbreak she always leaves
ALWAYS EMILY, as one can expect from author Mary Sullivan,
is very skillfully written. I read it in one sitting over a
very enjoyable evening, caught up in the small-town world
that seemed to flow easily around characters I soon felt I
knew very well. Within a few pages, I was caught up in
Emily's attempt to escape from the Sudan and by the time she
reached home, I was eager to know Salem's side of the story.
Mary Sullivan's ALWAYS EMILY explores themes of bullying,
redemption from past errors, and bigotry, while immersing
readers in a lovely romance between two people who have
known each other for decades but still need to learn to
trust. There is enough excitement in the plot to drive the
story forward, but the core, as it should be, always centers
around Emily and Salem's intersecting lives. I highly
recommend ALWAYS EMILY by Mary Sullivan. It is a wonderfully
satisfying read if you are craving happy endings.
Emily Jordan has been in and out of Salem Pearce's life for
years. As an archaeologist, her work often took her far
away—even when he asked her to stay. She called it bad
timing. He called it running away. Now she's back and asking
for one last chance.
But Salem is a single father with more than himself to think
about. If he gives Emily another shot and she takes off
again, it'll hurt his daughters, too. He can't take that
risk. But deep down, he needs Emily. He always has. Maybe
this time she'll stay….