When Will and Merit Sullivan decide to escape midlife blues and buy a small, dilapidated resort in northern Idaho, their dreams finally seem within reach. More importantly, their twenty-year-old son Michael has just returned from Iraq, thrilling his younger sisters and making their family complete again.
So the morning Merit discovers she is pregnant, at the age of forty-five, she is shocked. Can their lake lifestyle adjust to having a little one in the house? It seems too much to ask–until devastating news forces the biggest decision of all. As Will and Merit face the greatest trial of their lives, the couple must re-examine their faith and their devotion to each other in a truer way than they could ever have imagined.
Inspired by a true story, Like Always explores the triumph of real-life love and asks if we can ever go back to the way things used to be.
About the Author
Robert Elmer is the author of The Duet, The Celebrity, The Recital, and the HyperLinkz youth series. He has also written nonfiction books for adults, and five other popular youth series, with combined sales of over half a million books. He lives with his wife, Ronda, and their small dog in a town very much like Scenic Bay in Idaho.
Praise for Like Always…
“Like Always is proof that God’s finest miracles are wrapped in hope and tears.”
—DIANN MILLS, author of Leather and Lace and When the Lion Roars
“Robert Elmer has proven his genius in his latest novel, Like Always. He combines the gentle touch of a poet with the astute intelligence of a skilled instructor to delve into the heart-tugging story of one woman with an agonizing choice to make. Very powerful.”
—HANNAH ALEXANDER, author of the Hideaway series
“What a tender, moving, triumphant novel! Robert Elmer delivers another perfect love story…like always.”
—DEBORAH RANEY, author of Remember to Forget and Leaving November
“With style and prose reminiscent of Nicholas Sparks, Like Always weaves a tender thread of love and faith, and offers an intimate glimpse into the depth and breadth of one couple’s devotion…and heart-breaking conviction.”
—TAMERA ALEXANDER, bestselling author of Rekindled, Revealed, and Remembered, Fountain Creek Chronicles