My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is one of those times when I am glad that I did not judge a book by it’s cover.
Manda Marshall has not had the best experience with married life, but now she has come out of a divorce and a emotionally painful time in her life and has found herself a real life cowboy!
Marrying a rodeo cowboy at that. Marrying a divorced father of two, one of which is a teenage girl who resents her coming into their home and changing the dynamic.
As she tries to juggle being a new wife and step-mother is enough to deal with one would think, but then the mysterious Ex begins calling her daughter and things get complicated. What does this woman want now? Why now?
What Manda accidentally finds out will either make or break them as a family.
This is not just another cowboy romance book. This is a story of how families deal with the unexpected, with mental illness, with Alzheimer”s disease and blending families.
It is a very human story about everyday people and how we can rise above the pettiness of life and learn to forgive and to give. How things are rarely as they appear on the surface.
I was very moved by this story told so well by Tina Ann Forkner.