About the book:
Chet Leonard's life was forever changed when his seventeen-year-old son died and then, soon after, his wife walked out on their family. Over two years later, all he wants to do is hold onto his horse ranch and raise his remaining sons to be honorable men.
Kimberly Welch, widowed mother of Tara, a rebellious fifteen-year-old, has reached the end of her finances and nearly the end of her rope. She and Tara come to Kings Meadow to try to piece their lives back together again. Kimberly has no intention of becoming involved with the residents of this remote mountain community and certainly not with any man.
When 84-year-old Anna McKenna returns to Kings Meadow and to the Leonard ranch, she becomes an agent of change and healing for the two hurting families. With her help, Kimberly and Chet's families at last discover a love without end.
This is one of those novels that, when you finish, you sigh and think of how good it was. Hatcher is a master story teller and this is another great novel from her. The themes of restoration and finding second love were great. The characters were well developed and realistic. Both Chet and Kimberly had had terrible tragedy in their lives. Both were hesitant to move toward love but both needed it so badly. Both are trying their best to be single parents, and doing a pretty good job.
I liked the way the story unfolded, with flash backs to when Anna came to the farm during WW II and her time there. Revealing the back story that way really added to enjoying current one.
Yes, this is a romance – but of a slightly different flavor. Chet and Kimberly are older. As Hatcher says in A Letter From the Author, she has come to know that the crazy feelings that come with love aren't only for the young. I highly recommend this delightful romance.
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Best-selling novelist Robin Lee Hatcher is known for her heart-warming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love. The winner of the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction, the RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance, two RT Career Achievement Awards, and the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award, Robin is the author of more than sixty novels. Find out more at http://www.robinleehatcher.com/.
Thomas Nelson, 320 pages. You can buy the book here.
I received a complimentary copy of this book through the Litfuse Publicity Group for the purpose of an independent and honest review.