Third generation Texas Ranger Tyler Steele is the last of a dying breed - a modern-day cowboy hero living in a world that doesn't quite understand his powerful sense of right and wrong and instinct to defend those who can't defend themselves.
Despite his strong moral compass, Ty has trouble seeing his greatest weakness. His hard outer shell, the one essential to his work, made him incapable of forging the emotional connection his wife, Andie, so desperately needed.
Now retired, raising their son, Brodie, on his own, and at risk of losing his ranch, Ty does not know how to rebuild from the rubble of his life. The answer comes in the form of Samantha and her daughter, Hope, on the run from a seemingly inescapable situation. They are in danger, desperate, and alone. Though they are strangers, Ty knows he can help - protecting the innocent is what he does best. As his relationship with Sam and Hope unfolds, Ty realizes he must confront his true weaknesses if he wants to become the man he needs to be.
©2012 Charles Martin (P)2012 Hachette Audio
Everything that is good and right and the way it should be. This is a story written by a man that understands the mans code, metrosexuals might be confused by the ethic in this tome, or might be, probably be, enlightened by it. As men we often are told by women to "read this and you will understand me" we read it. Well as a man to a woman, I would say, "read this and you will understand me" and leave it at that. This is a well written story, by a man, that also is able to write about the feelings that make a man the way we often are, when a man is the right kind of stuff. The action is good, there is tension and suspense and there is a love story. A mans perspective kind of love story. I really liked this book, I did not know it would be what it was but am very glad I listened to it. A really good find one I would highly recommend.
I can't say enough about this story! Charles Martin has done it again!!!!! Another amazing story! I laughed, I cried, I felt like I was there..... I'll never look at a car on the side of the road w/out wondering "what is their story"? How could they change my life?
Charles Martin does his homework and can write a story as if he was living it personally. He knows all the history and background of his stories inside and out! A+++++ I can't wait for the next one!!!
This is the classic struggle between good and evil and includes a John Wayne type character who, I believe, still exists in some places.
Classic Charles Martin, always a good story line.
Did a good job
Like the title
Worth the listen.
Never read the printed version. It just couldn't be as good as the audio!
The lesson. We run out of hope at times. This book is a reminder of hope. Living is the hard part. Gather the courage to live and the hope of tomorrow. What a great writer! I need more of his books to read and remind me.
All of the characters were performed greatly. The mix of Daniel May and Luci Christian Bell made the story. I so enjoyed hearing Hope as a little girl then as an adult. But, it took both Mr. May and Ms. Bell to put the story on line. Greatly done.
Definitely, I did listen almost in one sitting. Even fell asleep listening.
This is a book I really needed to listen to and plan to listen to more of Charles Martin.
The performers were excellent in making clear which character was speaking. The emotions were evident and carried you with them.
When cowboy asked Andy to come home.
Hope, because she is aptly named.
Just like all of Charles Martin's books, you walk away feeling better about the world and God's grace. You are also well entertained during the process. I have only listened to his books but I just love them. Can't wait for the next one.
loved the little girls character & voice. Loved the sense of honor & compassion the story incorporates.
When the litlle girl whispers into his ear on his death bed.
Luci, I loved her voice & could really picture her face.
Good is mightier than evil
This is my 2nd Charles Martin book & it was just as wonderful as the last. Can't wait to get another!
I should have read more reviews before choosing this book. I looked at the star rating and read the first few reviews and bought the book.
I guess people who like simple love stories where the man does everything right and rescues the damsel in distress you will like this book. About 1/2 way through I was intrigued about how it would end but wished it would hurry up getting there.
The little girl if pretty preachy about God. If you are a non-believer I imagine this would be very annoying. But if you need life lessons, they are all here.
I do not recommend this book unless you are into love stories.
I'm true fan of Charles Martin's work. This piece is a bit different from most of his novels. But well worth it.
The narration is good; however, as a native Texan, I believe there would have been greater authenticity if important names like Brazos and Hereford were pronounced as Texans do... not according to a dictionary pronunciation
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