Wednesday, 27 September 2017

A Refuge for the Rancher by Liz Isaacson

Series: Brush Creek Brides # 6
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: AEJ Creative Works
Released: September 26, 2017
126 pages
About the Book:

Shannon Sharpe has lots of kids to look after, and plenty of adult interaction. Being the principal at Brush Creek Elementary affords her such privileges. But she doesn't want to go home with a group of third graders or eat dinner with her teacher friends. She's all but given up on finding someone in the small Utah town, and besides, a transfer is just around the corner.
 
When she has to go talk to a handsome cowboy who's been semi-stalking one of her teachers, Shannon decides Grant Ford isn't all that bad. They work together on a summer school program which includes horses, and Grant makes the same deductions about Shannon.
 
But she's a blonde powerhouse who runs an entire school, and Grant feels inferior on many levels. Can he dig deep and rely on his faith and his friends in order to make a relationship with Shannon successful?

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My Rating & Thoughts:    🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟  (4 stars) 
 
“One of the greatest blessings of forgiveness is that we don’t have to own that sin anymore. ... What the Lord forgives, He forgets. We should too.”
 
This is book 6 of the Brush Creek series and focuses on Grant, the last single cowboy at the ranch. Shannon and Grant have been going to the same church for 3 years but have never met. What happens when they finally do? Shannon is a school principle used to be in charge which has caused some issues for her in past relationships. Grant has a past he is ashamed of and feels that Shannon is above him. Can these two overcome these issues and possibly find a future with each other? There is an attraction between the two of them right from their first meeting and that attraction grows as they spend more time together. I felt they complimented each other really well, bringing out the best in one another and learning to accept themselves like the other has accepted them. Their interactions were fun and had me smiling many times. I liked that Grant was not put off by Shannon’s take charge attitude. Along with the sweet romance was a message that I will take away from this story - We are not defined by our past; we need to remember to forgive ourselves for past mistakes. This may have been a short story, but it kept my interest the whole way through and left me pleased with the ending.
 
(I received an ARC of this book from the author; opinions expressed
in this review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)
Other Books in the Series:
 
1-A-Wedding-for-the-Widower_thumb_th 2-A-Companion-for-the-Cowboy_thumb_t 3-A-Bride-for-the-Bronc-Rider_thumb_ 
4-A-Family-for-the-Farmer_thumb 5 A Home for a Horseman

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