Good Together by CJ Carmichael
Some love stories have to begin with a falling-out-of-love story. Mattie Carrigan's been helping her rodeo cowboy husband Wes Bishop run his family's Tennessee Walking Horse operation since they were married nineteen years ago. Blessed with twin daughters who've recently left for college, Mattie is looking forward to this new stage in her and Wes's life. But when she finds a strange key in her husband's jacket, she's forced to admit that Wes has been quiet and distant lately. Turns out he has been keeping secrets. And he's not the only one. Even the rancher next door, Nat Diamond–a friend Mattie could always count on in the past–seems to be holding something back from her.
Good Together is for anyone who has ever pondered what it means to be married. Or had to reinvent her life when one breaks down. It's about having your heart broken but being strong enough to survive and love again.
Touching and raw - with silver lining!
A different, original, heartbreaking storyline from the books I normally read.
The author takes us for an emotional ride, where Mattie's whole life changes in just matter of the months. We live thought the change, via pain, tears, growth, and finally acceptance and hope for a future.
The story is well written, and even though there is sadness and loss, that you can feel in yourself while reading, the agony and sorrow Mattie feels also has hope and belief for a better days coming.
All the characters are sympathetic and charming, I found I even had understanding to Wes, the ex-husband.
Absolutely recommend this book.
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