Kip Cosgrove has had a lot on his shoulders. After his dad’s death, he quit high school to take over the ranch to provide for his mom and sister. Then his brother moved in with his twin boys. Now, his brother is dead, and the boys are his responsibility.
Nicole Williams is headed to Aspen Valley to retrieve the nephews she never knew she had. They had found out recently that her adopted sister was dead, but she has twin boys. What seemed like a straightforward mission turns into so much more.
An excellent story on how we can only depend on God’s love, a love given and not earned. Compared to feeling as if you have to earn someone’s love, as was Nicole’s case. The beginning of another series that has me looking forward to the next book.
Shelby Prins had lost a lot in her life. First, she sent away the only man she ever really loved. Then, her parents died in a car accident. Finally, she gave up her apartment, moved back home to raise her younger siblings, and kept the family welding business going…alone. Losing more because no man wanted to take on a woman with so many responsibilities.
Klint Nelson is back in Aspen Valley. Moving away for college and then marrying and living in the city. After his wife’s death, the town was calling him back. He didn’t expect to see Shelby so soon, but he was an accountant…and she was a client. He didn’t expect to feel the same as he did all those years ago before she sent him packing.
Love all these stories. And if you cry easily, you may want to keep tissues nearby. Wonderful characters, the twins Roxie and RayAnn, are very humorous. The emotions of the characters jumped out to grab my heart.
Burke Prins has returned home to Aspen Valley. Because of money troubles, he had to go on the road, trucking to be able to make money to send home to his family. Now he was going to help Shelby with the family business and their three younger siblings. Their parents had died three years ago and left them all with debt and burdens.
Karissa McMann had debt and burdens as well. She had everything growing up. Including the snobby better-than-you attitude to go with it. No, she just carries the shame of her past. But she constantly reminds herself what Aunt Deb taught her, that she is worthy as a child of God.
Burke had been in love with Karissa and never forgot her. Or the broken heart she left him with. And yet, one look at her, and all those feelings came rushing back. Could this time be different? Or was he destined for the rest of his heart to be shattered? Great story and series.
Sarah Westerveld’s life was never fantastic, but it took a turn for the worst when her sister died. It was no secret that her dad’s favorite daughter died. So Sarah left Millars Crossing and never returned...until now.
Logan Carleton has been struggling with anger and bitterness for some time. There had never been any love lost between the Carletons and the Westervelds, but that hadn’t stopped him from falling for Sarah all those years ago. And then she broke up and left. And they both moved on... Now, he was just trying to keep his business going and help his little brother to escape Millars Crossing...since he was never able to do so himself.
Sarah has returned after her father asked her to. When she left, she had left her faith behind. Now, as Sarah and Logan face the past, it seems God is opening His Word to them and revealing to both of them what they need in their lives. Mostly, to forgive others. Wonderful story.
Luke Harris flipped houses but didn't have a home himself. He wanted a place to call home and a family. Something he never had as a child. Never knowing his father and his mother never cared about him. Being in foster care with a caring man was his only taste of what he had missed. And now, he could almost see his dream here in Millars Crossing.
Janie Corbett was a control freak. She had to be. A single mom, deep in debt thanks to her deceased ex-husband, and a business to run to help support the four of them. No time for her handsome temporary neighbor and his overly peppy puppy.
A wonderful story of forgiveness and second chances.
Cam Morgan had left Millars Crossing a few months after his father died. Never to return. But now, his stepmother, Kelly, had asked him to come home. And his band had just finished a tour. So, a few weeks here and then to Mexico for some time away before the next tour. He couldn’t imagine what the woman who always hated him could want.
Dodie Westerveld Morgan had a business to run, and yet, Kelly, her late husband’s mother, expected her to drop everything and take care of her once she was released from the hospital. On top of that, Cam was back. The man she had loved…and who had broken her heart and left. She had ended up marrying Greg…Cam’s stepbrother.
So many hidden secrets or unsaid truths can mess with people’s lives. Cam not telling Dodie why he left. Kelly clinging to her dead son’s memory. Wonderful story!
Millars Crossing Series
Finn Sutton is back home after four years of traveling. Pushing the limits until an accident has him rethinking his life. Ranching with his brothers and with his sister returning home...that's where he belongs.
Carly Sutton has come home to Millars Crossing. After her fiancé broke up with her and ended up in prison, she left. She's done well with avoiding Derek and his brother, but now she needs their company to finish building her event center.
Family Promises Series
Family Bonds Series
Book 1: Seeking Home
Jess Schroder's life is changing. His mom, newly widowed from her second husband, has dropped his stepsister into his lap. A sixteen-year-old pregnant stepsister. And then, as always, his mom left. When Brittany needs help because of bed rest, the one person Jess doesn't want to help her...is his best option.
Loved this whole series, but really loved Jess and Naomi and the secondary characters as well. Wonderful stories with flawed characters who need to be reminded of a loving God that they can turn to leave their burdens.
Family Ties Series
Book 1: Cowboy's Reunion