“A lovingly written modern-day fairy tale with complex characters and a well-earned, satisfying ending.” - Kirkus Reviews
From New York Times bestseller Victoria James comes a poignant and heartfelt romance that wraps you in a warm embrace...
Eight years ago, Tyler Donnelly left Wishing River, Montana, after a terrible fight with his father and swore he’d never return. But when his father has a stroke, guilt and duty drive him home, and nothing is as he remembers––from the run-down ranch to Lainey Sullivan, who is all grown up now. And darn if he can’t seem to stay away.
Lainey’s late grandma left her two things: the family diner and a deep-seated mistrust of cowboys. So when Tyler quietly rides back into town looking better than hot apple pie, she knows she’s in trouble. But she owes his dad everything, and she’s determined to show Ty what it means to be part of a small town...and part of a family.
Lainey’s courage pushes Ty to want to make Wishing River into a home again—together. But one of them is harboring a secret that could change everything.
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This is the story of Tyler “The Prodigal Cowboy” and his return to Wishing River. Tyler has to get over a lot of huddles from his past that caused him to abruptly leave town for 8 years. He has fences to mend on the ranch, with his father and with his best friends Dean and Cade.
Lainey is a strong independent woman that has been infatuated with Tyler since high school. She can’t help falling in love with this cowboy despite the warning Grandma Tilley always gave her about Cowboys being nothing but trouble.
Victoria James wrote a wonderful book with just enough heat. I like the fact that she gave Lainey such high morals and brought the topic of church and beliefs into the story without making it too “preachy”.
This was a fantastic novel!! I love Lainey & Tyler’s story! I can’t wait to read Dean and Cade’s while still getting updated about Lainey, Ty, & Martin 😍
Fantastic story about forgiveness!
This book features Ty and Lainey. I understand why Ty did and felt the way he did. The truth spoken with harsh words can change a man’s entire life, devastating far more than just himself. The chemistry between Ty and Lainey is undeniable. Her vow to herself was a little surprising. After she told him, I was shocked at his reaction and all the unforgivable cruelty he dished out. I was outraged on her behalf! The story does not end there though.
This story line is smooth flowing. The characters truly fit their parts. I do believe that the lesson learned throughout this entire book was about forgiveness and each were heartfelt lessons. Fantastic!