Larkspur Cove is a fantastic read! Andrea and her 14 year old son have returned to her childhood home in Moses Lake, Texas after suffering through a rough divorce, not to mention a deep humiliation caused by her ex-husband in her former church. She lived the "perfect" life back in Houston, and is hurt that God was not there for her during her turmoil. In all actuality, she has turned her back on God and deprived her son of a relationship with Him as well. Through meeting Mart, who has baggage of his own, and her new job as a counselor for CPS referred cases, she finds her way back to the God that never left her or forsake her, but led her through her pain and grief to find joy and meaning on the other side. There are so many wonderful characters in this book that have their own unique imprint on the lives of Andrea and Mart, but none greater than Len and Birdie. Through this story, the reader will look at Len not just as a slow-witted, hygiene challenged old man, but as a caring and compassionate person who has much to give and share with his granddaughter, Birdie. Birdie has been through too much in her short life, and the only safety she finds is with Len. I highly recommend this book! It made me think twice about judging outside appearances and really looking at the heart of a person. I received this book free fron the publisher in order to write a review. The opinions expressed are my own and I have not been asked to write a favorable review.