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
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!!!
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.
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!
So clear are his words that you feel like your in the story. I especially like the fact that even though their is a love story, it is not a chick flick per se
I can understand that some people would like this novel, but it did not appeal to me. It wasn't overall bad - it stated out well and at times, a tear fell, but overall, too slow and far too much narrative over action/events. And far too sugary sweet. I listened to Chasing Fireflies (on sale when I bought it), then bought this one even before I was done with that one because I liked it, but this is such a completely different book. I think if you like Nicholas Sparks books, you would like this.
Overall I've liked this author. I really enjoyed Chasing Fireflies so I was a bit disappointed in this one. Some of the detailed descriptions of guns and their use didn't add anything to the story and made me want to fast-forward. If I had been reading this in print, I would have skipped over those pages. Also, some of the musings of the protagonist were overly long and repetitive. I think with a little better editing, this could have been a five star book.
The narrators were very good. I can't fault them at all. It was very easy to tell who was talking and who wasn't. They both were excellent.
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