Y’all, November has been a month of busyness, so when I realized I was due to write a post the day after Thanksgiving, I was stumped about what to write.
A writer with no words. *gasp*
And yet, I’m still expected to follow through on my commitment to IR and to you, our readers.
So here I am. With the first thing that clicked for me.
In addition to struggling with writing recently, I didn’t want to read. *HUGE gasp* But I’m not a quitter, so I kept flipping through books to find something that interested me. I liked Valerie’s Farm Fresh series, so I recently downloaded The Cowboy’s Christmas Reunion.
And well, let me say, it got me out of my reading slump.
It was one of those books that when you got to the end, you went, “Oh, man. It’s over. Bummer.” I wanted to keep reading about Kade, Cheri, Harmony, and Jericho — don’t you just love those names?
I hate reviews that reiterate the blurb, so I’m just gonna add the blurb here:
When Kade Delgado joins his buddies in a Cowboy Santa program to shower Christmas blessings on old folks and single moms, he doesn’t expect his former fiancée to return to Saddle Springs, in need and with a child in tow. Does God really expect him to treat Cheri the same as the others on his new Christmas list?
Cheri Mackenzie has never forgiven herself for the pain she caused Kade by fleeing a week before their wedding, but undoing the past is impossible. Circumstances force her back to her aging grandparents’ Montana ranch, where Kade, now a widower with a toddler, is making himself cheerfully indispensable. When she receives kindness instead of the hostility she surely deserves, she can’t help but pray for a Christmas reunion with the cowboy she’s never stopped loving.
Is there any hope for a second chance at love?
(Click the cover to buy. ;) )
Second-chance love stories are one of my favorite tropes, and of course, just like I expected, Valerie did a great job keeping my interest in this story of deep, abiding love that suffered a shock, but never died. Lots of forgiveness and communication were needed. AND she threw in a few good sound meals, including a US Thanksgiving.
So, while this book is book one (and a little older) of five so far, I dare say that you’ll want to get it and read it. ASAP. I can’t wait to read the rest.