From Goodreads: Tessa Young, an up-and-coming landscape architect who specializes in the design and creation of labyrinths, has immersed herself in the mythological, spiritual, and healing aspects of the elaborate structures. She also is searching for God and hoping to make sense of the nightmares that have plagued her since childhood. When Smith Chandler, an estranged colleague, calls to propose a project he claims is the opportunity of a lifetime, she reluctantly agrees to check it out. Smith is reconstructing a pre-Revolutionary War abbey for wealthy clients. Among its remarkable features is an overgrown labyrinth. Unable to resist, Tessa accepts his offer to work with him. Soon she is immersed in the project of a lifetime. But one evening, after weeks of work in the labyrinth, Tessa and Smith are attacked. While protecting Tessa, Smith is stabbed, and the nightmare begins…again.
I found this book while straightening some shelves at the library. It caught my interest immediately (seriously, a labyrinth designer-how cool is that?), and I brought it home. Needless to say, nothing much got done around my house for about a day because I couldn’t put the book down! These characters felt real to me–it actually took the whole book to build their romance instead of your typical love at first sight. I loved that the labyrinth itself was somewhat symbolical of Tessa’s journey to discover herself and God, and her learning to trust and love someone. The suspense was perfect–enough to keep you at the edge of your seat, but not enough that you’re having a heart attack! I LOVED this book, and can’t wait to read more by this author.