Image of Cowboy Take Me Away (Rainbow Valley)


Image of Cowboy Take Me Away (Rainbow Valley)

Graves kicks off her new Rainbow
Valley series with a truly heartwarming romance, featuring a wounded hero who needs the heroine’s healing power of love. This is definitely a story for animal lovers, set in a delightful fictional town readers will wish they could visit. Anyone who has ever worked with animals will empathize with the heroine.

After 11 years away, Luke Dawson returns to Rainbow Valley, Texas, for his father’s funeral — a loss for which he feels no grief. Determined to win the World Championship bull riding competition, Luke takes a detour along the way after he injures his knee. He ends up as temporary caretaker for the Rainbow Valley Animal Shelter and working for Shannon North, the girl he left behind, in a parting that was not amiable. Their attraction is still strong, as is Shannon’s mother’s disapproval of Luke. Yet in the end, it’s not Shannon’s mother that presents the biggest threat to their growing relationship, but Luke’s haunting memories of his monster of a father. (FOREVER, May, 464 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley