I don’t pass out 5 star reviews like candy, but I felt that I had stepped into a real setting with real people and real problems. Nothing felt manufactured in this story and the angst didn’t drag on and on.
The Billionaire part was hardly mentioned, which was fine with me. And all the farming/ranching jargon and situations felt real. Like the author had lived it and knew what she was talking about!
I liked that church-going was included. It was a part of the rural setting she created and she didn’t skip how important it was to the people in the story.
The side characters/townsfolk were well-drawn and believable, even the slightly goofball ones ;-)
*poor, **ok, ***good, ****very good, *****something special