If I was able to live in Kings Meadow, I think I would move in a heartbeat. A quiet town outside of Boise is the epitome of small town living. Robin Lee Hatcher makes me want to move . . . it is that good y’all. This is the first book by this author that I have read and it will not be the last.
Charity Anderson made it out of Kings Meadow years ago. In an attempt to help out her parents, Charity makes her way back to Kings Meadow for the summer. But she is constantly apprehensive due to deeply buried secrets that she holds in her heart. Her current job requires peace and quiet but she is having a hard time running away from her own thoughts, let alone the gorgeous neighbor next door. Circumstances have her helping out the handsome neighbor which happens to be Buck Malone, her old flame from high school.
Buck Malone never left Kings Meadow. He stuck around and cared for his family, as any responsible young man would. He is content to live in relative peace and quiet on his horse farm but he is now in a bind thanks to Charity Anderson. His business is down the tubes for the summer time and he needs help. With the help of his horses and Charity’s sweet dog Cocoa, this confirmed bachelor now has his sights set on his lovely neighbor and he thinks he may know how to crack her tough outer shell.
Can Charity share her darkest secrets and let God mend her brokenness? And will her confession ruin any chances she might have with Buck?
This is the type of love story that just tickles my fancy. There is The Girl, The Guy, The Backstory, and God all rolled up into a really good read. The plot was good and well thought out. I understand the deep guilt that causes someone to keep secrets that are better being told. The author covers the emotional state of Charity well with this mentality.
I admire the way the author used Buck as the main character opposite of Charity. Buck is the typical guy for a romance; tall, dark, and handsome…and it is all good. He also has a Godly background that makes him even more appealing.
I cheered once confessions were made, I laughed at that antics of the characters because they were written so well. I thoughtfully enjoyed reading this book and now feel like I “know” the people of Kings Meadow and I think I will be reading more from this series and author.
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