The Cowboy's Reunion
Seeking redemption from his troubled past, cowboy Lee Bannister returns to his Montana hometown. He's not looking for love—just to prove he's not the same reckless guy who broke Abby Newton's heart and destroyed her family. But when Abby, a magazine photographer, is assigned to cover the story of his family ranch's 150th anniversary, old feelings start to resurface. He knows Abby will never forgive him. But as they spend more time together, they begin to discover the lies that kept them apart…and that some reunions are meant to last forever.
A powerful story about forgiveness; receiving forgiveness, and asking for it.
Lee and Abby have one of the most difficult histories between their families. Now, after years of exile, they are both visiting in their hometown, and seeing each other again is unavoidable in the small town.
Both are heavily relying on their faith, they don't take these meetings lightly. I adored and admired the communication between them, they talked about the serious issues between them, they opened up and listened to each other. They find a way, despite all the history between them, to trust and to forgive, and to love. The road is not easy, or automatic. There's a lot of pain, angst, and sorrow they have to get through.
The many family dynamics play into the story. The farm life, and the wonderful heritage they have in the land and traditions. They uncertain future in their chosen professions weigh in as well.
I felt this story to my heart. I don't know anyone who wouldn't benefit from the message of the story, how we all need forgiveness in our imperfections.
My absolute favorite line in the book "Love seems to find its own way through the complications" - what comfort and contentment in that sentence.
~ Four Spoons and a teaspoon on the side
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