This story introduced me to another new great writer with LI! She is Shirlee McCoy. Her characters were believable and Jasmine sure had legitimate feelings I thought, about starting a new life and love. A pastor out of control, that runs his own life and that of others, and then even goes as far as murder to cover his sins, can exist even in a real world. However, this man’s salvation is of real question here in this particular story. His sin influenced another man in his congregation to do wrong while mistreating his own family members. There never seemed to be any repentance or conviction. Eli is almost too good to be true, but I liked him; a true gentleman. Eli was the perfect warm and true man for Jasmine! The older woman ( the mother-in-law of Jasmine), rounded out the story with her attitudes and personality. She certainly grows spiritually during the story as well. A great read with a touch of sadness, but a joyful ending!