The Cowboy's Second Chance
As president of the Lone Star Cowboy League, rancher Carson Thorn is committed to serving his community of Little Horn.
But when high school sweetheart Ruby Donovan returns, his steadfast pledge is tested.
Ruby left town twelve years ago — taking money from his father and breaking Carson's heart in her wake.
Now she's asking for his trust — just as her brother becomes Carson's prime suspect in the rash of recent ranch thefts.
Carson is torn. His town is depending on him for justice, but one look in Ruby's eyes has him questioning everything he thought he knew—about truth, about love and about the wisdom of second chances…
The little community at Lone Star is in uproar and chaos. Someone is stealing from nearly all the ranches, nothing big, nothing that makes sense, just a few things here and there. And not only that, someone anonymously helps out those in need, things just appearing, and no one knows from where. People are pointing fingers, blaming each other, and the town is torn.
In the midst of all this turmoil, Carson's sister drops off her little son, and says she can't do it anymore, and leaves.
Ruby doesn't have it much better. She had to quit her job in the city, come back home to take care of her grandmother, the ranch is failing, her brother is blamed for the thievery, and she has to face Carson again, after twelve years.
For Ruby and Carson to find a moment of peace to work in their past, and trying to build something new and lasting, is a miracle. There's so much going on in this town, the disorder is immeasurable. The amount of compassion, forgiveness and trust that is needed to build a bridge over the past hurt, is inestimable.
The characters in this story have all faced hard times, have all seen the ugly side of life, and are trying to make it better. Not only for themselves, but to others around them as well. The message of the story comes through clear, when grace and mercy is shown upon us, the least we can do, is to give it to others around us as well, who have hurt or done wrong to us.
This is the book one of the new series, and just learning about the people in this community, and the odd crimes happening in the neighborhood, I think this will be an interesting series to follow, and learn more about the destiny of the folks at Lone Star
~ 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