Jane is a twenty three years old school teacher from Magnolia. Her father, along with her mother, runs the local store and her sister is married to Samuel Cox, a local bespoke carpenter. Jane’s life is a simple one, and she doesn’t complain about the lack of excitement brought on by the absence of the big city. In fact, Jane finds contentment in her small town life and the children she teaches mean the world to her.
Fortunate to find himself in a place of financial freedom, former Union Army Sergent Thomas Flynn finds comfort in his solitude. His accomplished much in his short life, including becoming a lawyer, traveling across America on a journey of self discovery and coming home to Boston to life of excitement chasing the most evil of evil men, as part of the Secret Service.
When Jane travels to Boston, a mission on behalf of her father’s business, she mistakenly lands in the doorway of special agent Thomas Flynn’s office. It seems they are struck by love at first sight but their brief encounter leaves both yearning to meet again and yet neither in the position of being able to contact the other.
Where Forever Begins is a magical story of finding love and Lanetta J. Sprott creates a wonderful web of interconnecting storylines similar to those found in blockbuster movies such as Love Actually and Crash. I found Lanetta’s first novel a fascinating love story hindered by family, friends, long distance and work commitments. Once passed the first few pages I found that I couldn’t put the book down and when I had to, I was eager to pick it back up. I felt sorrow when tragedy struck and rejoiced in both Jane’s and Thomas’s happiness. As a true romantic at heart I was longing for Jane and Thomas’s to find Where Forever Begins.