Australian cowgirl, Bridie Willis, travels to Montana to meet her half-brother and to escape the pain of losing her father. Headstrong and determined, she plans to spend the summer alone photographing wild animals in the backcountry.
Cowboy, Ethan Morgan, has been shaped by a childhood spent on the run. Cautious, steady and conservative, he must ensure the risk-taking cowgirl he is entrusted to babysit doesn’t ditch him let alone come to any harm.
But the biggest challenge Ethan must face is to accept how Bridie makes him feel. And the biggest risk Bridie must take is to trust in her heart.
A touching, tender romance with strong characters, and a hint of danger mixed in.
The sorrow and sadness in Birdie are so real and raw. She has just recovered from the scare with her mother's cancer, when she lost her father. Now in Montana, to get to know her half-brother and his family, she is determined to get over her heartache, by riding into the wilderness, with Ethan as her guide.
Birdie and Ethan are not as different from each other, as one would think. They complement each other perfectly, Ethan's calm, with Birdie's restlessness makes harmony, when they are together. The way Ethan understands her, and her loose, her need to grieve, takes care of her and gives her the place and time to say goodbye to her father, is so loving, tender, and beautiful. They are like two pieces of a whole, and their love for each other so delicate and delightful.
The poachers at the wilderness brings elements of danger and fear into the story. The lovely bunch of family and friends are entertaining, and Ethan's connection with his twin brother fascinating.
Touching story of dealing with grief, learning to let it go, trust in life again, and daring to love and live in the moment
~ Four Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me