With its breathtaking terrain and welcoming people, the Western town of Caribou Crossing is the perfect place for a heart to heal and for love to blossom once more....
Since the death of her husband three years ago, young widow Sally Ryland has kept to herself and focused on her struggling business, Ryland Riding. Folks assume she's still grieving, because Sally has never shared the truth about her abusive marriage or the trust issues that remain. But when a sexy rodeo rider from her past turns up for a visit, he's a reminder of the feisty woman she once was - and maybe still could be....
Ben Traynor was always attracted to Sally, but he didn't move fast enough. Now what Sally needs is patience and gentleness. With an injury keeping him from his next rodeo, Ben has the perfect excuse to stick around and help with her chores - and her healing. And as Sally finds the courage to face her demons and open her heart again, she'll have to decide if what she has with Ben is more than safety, gratitude, and short-term passion but a forever love....
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An emotionally satisfying read by a skilled storyteller. Would definitely recommend this book and am interested in reading or listening to the rest of the Caribou Crossing series. You get the sense of community as with Debbie Macomber and the emotional depth as with Nicholas Sparks. The author seems to know her stuff about rodeos and horse ranches so I enjoyed learning something as well. After reading this book I felt as though I’d been on a holiday to Caribou Crossing.
I haven’t read the previous books in this series so I don’t know it the characters carry over from previous books but I felt very close to all the characters in this story. We get just enough background to care about them but not so much that I feel like I’m reading a lot of smaller stories.
I listened to it in about four sittings and I thought that was perfect. I was able to enjoy the story in long chunk without getting bored and was able to think about the characters and there situations in-between sittings.
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. I had no idea what I was getting into when I started this book. It is a book about spousal abuse... physical and emotional abuse. I thought Ms. Fox did a great job of describing the effects that it had on the main character and also the very slow process of recovery.
Sally has run her equine facility (riding lessons and boarding) since her abusive husband died. She has become fairly isolated over the years. Then Ben, an old friend from her rodeo days, shows up. It takes him awhile to figure out what has caused the changes in her,but he is very patient and slowly starts to bring her back to life.Sally begins to believe in herself, but still has plenty of flashbacks and still has moments of terror. Ben is physically healing from a rodeo injury and is going to leave when healed. It's for the best. Sally doesn't want another man in her life...or does she?
The performance by Katie Udall was very good. I truly enjoyed this audio book and wanted to keep listening.
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