Rio is the stranger who rides into the Valley of the Sun. A loner, a gentler of horses, a cowboy out of time, an anachronism in the modern-day West, he brings with him a tantalizing promise of salvation: a reputation for finding water in any desert. As a woman alone in a harsh and unforgiving place, Hope knows the dangers of trusting such a free spirit. But she has no choice.
A man who makes dreams real, who is as wild and unpredictable as the wind that propels him across the vast and open western landscape, Rio has never had a dream of his own to follow. Yet he finds something in this extraordinary lady whose passion tempts him to defy his own rules and stay. Suddenly, two independent souls must confront the perils and the truths that reside in the deepest, most closely guarded corners of their hearts...as in the midst of adversity they search for a beautiful dream big enough to hold them both.
©2005 Elizabeth Lowell; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Hope is strong and optimistic without being an airhead, and Rio is just the right amount of tall, dark, handsome, and troubled without being emotionally stunted." (Amazon.com)
This was a wonderful book, the author paints a vivid picture of the landscape, the characters are strong and deep; you will feel their turmoil, their love, and their heartache. The Native American nuances are strong and give the story depth and tenderness. The narrator does a great job, her voice is mesmerizing and you find yourself dreaming along with the characters. I've listened to it three times. It is one of my favorite audio books to date.
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