A single mother with an Asperger's child tries to escape her past and keep her daughter safe.
Samantha Deveaux escaped a brush with drug addiction as a teen in the western city of Billings, Montana, only to wind up pregnant by her still dealing boyfriend at nineteen. With her mother's help, she achieved her high school math teaching degree while still raising her daughter, Audie. Now she's ready to launch her plan to achieve safety and security for herself and Audie. Step one? Achieve tenure in whatever town will hire her. Step two? Move to a town with better services for Audie.
Her ex, who wanted nothing to do with Audie before she was born, has been released from prison in Tennessee, and is determined to get his own life back on track. That includes seeing his daughter. Samantha is quite determined to keep him away from what she considers her fragile Asperger's daughter.
But Choteau, Montana may not be as easy to leave as Samantha is planning. A horse named Misty, a rancher named Jarod, and a community of people who are more than willing to reach out and help, challenge her assumptions about small-town living.
Samantha needs to learn some hard truths about acceptance and belief in other people before she can ever reach a point of finding home.
Finding Home is a story about of a young woman who must learn to have faith in people again, and a young man who needs to find a way to help her without stifling her independence. If you enjoy women's fiction with romantic elements, you'll enjoy this book.
Buy Finding Home, Rocky Mountain Front Book 2, to continue this family saga series.
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A beautiful journey of growth and love
A beautiful journey of growth and love. Samantha does everything for her daughter, Audie. She is working very hard to build a life for them even though her pregnancy was unexpected. She does carry a lot of fear that she copes with by being fiercely independent to ensure she doesn't get attached. When she moves to Choteau to take a teaching position, she never expects to find a community that opens it arms and embraces her. This is very foreign to her. Jarod is stalwart, working the family ranch while dreaming of building a business to train rodeo horses. His chance encounter with Audie and Samantha suddenly has him offering to teach Audie to ride. For Jarod, he is surprised by the connection to the little girl and his attraction to Samantha. Jarod isn't looking for a relationship but finds himself wanting to spend more time with Samantha. Both of these people have past hurts that they need to deal with before they can embrace a new future. I loved the connections that are made throughout this story not just with Samantha and Jarod but how wonderful the community is represented.