Clays Quest is s sweet romance about a married couple working their way through a rough patch in their marriage, which I adore. I often find often romance focuses on love’s first bloom, and not the full blossoming that comes with time.
I wanted to love this story more but, I simply wasn’t a huge fan of the heroine Emma, mostly because I just couldn’t relate to her. Her decisions seemed very childish, and erratic. I felt like i'd walked in on the middle of the story, instead of the beginning. When she and he husband battle infertility for years, her answer to solving the problem is mind boggling.
The hero, Clay was amazing. Understanding, hard working, handsome, and sweet, he was a real catch. One, I found myself wondering if Emma deserved a time or town. Not that she cheated, she just didn’t seem to realize what she truly had. I like my heroines strong, and Emma was a woman trying to find herself, I believe. Perhaps even gain some of the things back she’s lost by marrying so young. I’m not sure. Ms. Williams didn’t fully delve into that aspect of the story.
Emma’s antics aside, I enjoyed watching the couple rekindle their spark, and make their way past the hurts, and the pain caused by their inability to conceive. Ms. Williams shows a love story that’s made of hard work, determination, and ingenuity. Three things I believe necessary to keep the flame burning between long time couples. I enjoyed the interesting universe she set the story in. Clay was a Sheriff, and his wife owned her own antique store. Her talent for detail, and real life problems made this a romance to remember. With a little more insight into why Emma behaved the way she did, this one would have been an easy four star read for me.