The Sunflower by Richard Paul Evans, AF, 2005, 334p, Hardcover, My Rating=4
Content: clean romance
"Seek not your destiny, for it is seeking you."
In the wake of personal tragedy, two people meet on a humanitarian mission in Peru. Christine is a shy, unadventurous woman whose fiancee broke off the engagement only a week before the wedding, and Paul is a former emergency room doctor whose glamorous lifestyle, stellar reputation, and beautiful fiancee are cruelly snatched from him one fateful, snowy Christmas Eve. Deep in the Amazon jungle, against a backdrop of poverty and heartbreak, they must confront their deepest fears and, together, learn to trust and love again.
This was one of those subtle books that through a love story, one can be inspired to appreciate what you've got. And as a bonus, this tale can also stir one to find self confidence and use it to better the world and others. Mighty cool!