|Series: Steeple Ridge # 2|
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: AEJ Creative Works
Released: Nov. 10, 2017
Sam Buttars has spent the last decade making sure he and his brothers stay together. They've moved from farm to ranch back to a farm after the unexpected and tragic death of their parents. They've been at Steeple Ridge for a while now, but with the youngest married and happy, the siren's call to return to his parents' farm in Wyoming is loud in Sam's ears.
He'd just go if it weren't for beautiful Bonnie Sherman, who roped his heart the first time he saw her. Bonnie's got thick ties to Island Park as her four-year-old son is buried there. She finds herself at the cemetery more often than not, praying for peace, but as she starts to lean more on Sam, she wonders if she can leave Vermont and find a happier future somewhere else, with someone else.
Do Sam and Bonnie have the faith to find comfort in each other instead of in the people who've already passed?
My Rating & Thoughts: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 (4 stars)
I enjoyed returning to Steeple Ridge, getting to know Sam and Bonnie more. They had a couple dates in the previous book, but when Sam felt called to move back to the family ranch in Wyoming, he broke things off thinking he could never ask her to leave her hometown. But there is definitely an attraction between the two of them, with the push of his brothers and her friends they are encouraged to take a chance and see where their feelings lead them. The attraction grows into love and creates uncertainty of what to do about their future. Sam wants to be with Bonnie, but feels he is suppose to be in Wyoming & Bonnie wants to be with Sam, but feels she could never leave Island Park. What will they do? Can they make a relationship work? Both learn to rely on their faith to lead them towards the right decision for them. I liked these characters and was hooked the whole way through.