A HOPEFUL HEART
The author crafts a multilayered love story and embellishes it with loyal friendships. Readers will long to be enrolled in the school that molds a young woman into a rancher’s wife and be fully absorbed into the plotline.
Abel Samms is a man with a mystery to solve — someone is causing havoc on his ranch — and a heart to heal. Tressa Neill is more than a potential bride from the Herdsman School. She’s like a daughter to headmistress Hattie Wyatt. Hattie gets caught up in the romantic twists and turns. Will she too fall into the arms of a caring man, or be content to graduate her first class of ranchers’ wives? (BETHANY HOUSE, Jun., 352 pp., $14.99)
Lindy J. Swanson