Sunday, June 11, 2017
A Wedding for the Widower by Liz Isaacson
Former rodeo champion and cowboy Walker Thompson trains horses at Brush Creek Horse Ranch, where he lives a simple life in his cabin with his ten-year-old son, Michael. A widower of six years, he's just trying to provide a life for Michael that his late wife would've approved of. He's worked with Tess Wagner, a widow who came to Brush Creek to escape the turmoil of her life to give her seven-year-old son, Graham, a slower pace of life. Together, they run a cotton candy stand at the town's Heritage Festival every fall, donating the money they raise to the National Widows & Widowers Foundation to help those who've suffered the way they have.
Walker's boss and best friend, ranch owner Landon Edmunds, has encouraged him to start dating, and Walker looks no further than Tess. She's interested in him too, but neither of them wants to inflict more sorrow and suffering on the other than they've already endured. So when Tess confesses that her breast cancer has flared up again, Walker backs off. Way off.
In the end, he'll have to decide if he'd rather spend even short time with Tess and Graham than not have them in his life at all. Tess wants to feel God's love and power, but she'll have to discover and accept God's will in order to find her happy ending.
This is another great read by Liz and I'm excited for this new series she is starting. This is about two people who have both lost their spouses and are trying to provide the best life for their sons. They have been friends for years and neither have dated since losing their spouses. With a little push from some friends they took a little leap. You feel many emotions with the characters while reading this book. They go through trials and it is about having faith and hope that things will workout. It's also about living life and being happy today and not living with a bunch of what if's. I also love this cover and it helps you to pick up the book but the wedding in the book isn't quite like this. 😉 If you are looking for a great, clean, quick read about second chances this would be a good pick!