Ruby Donovan is back after 12 years away, to help care for her grandmother, Iva. Ruby left right after high school, and didn't look back, because although she loved, Carsen Thorn, his family didn't think she was good enough for him.
Carsen Thorn is now the head of the Rancher's Association, and he's finding that it's a bigger job than he imagined, with thing going missing, and many placing the blame on Derrik Donovan, Ruby's brother. Carsen has a lot of things on his plate, he's been helping out Iva, while Ruby's been gone, and Iva has been encouraging him to attend church with her and Derrik. And he's agreed to take in his nephew Brandon, all on top of running a ranch.
Derrik has spent some time in jail, but now he's doing his best to turn his life around, he relies on his new faith, and is determined to prove his innocence.
A well written book from beginning to end, I just couldn't bring myself to put it down! I loved the interaction between Ruby and Carsen, and how Carsen stands up for Derrik and offers him a job when everyone thinks that he is the one behind the missing things.
I loved the community and the people in the town, there is a mystery that I'm feeling like it will take multiple books to figure it out, so I'm very much looking forward to the rest of the series. It was a fast, and well written read, I didn't want to put it down. The characters were well done,as was the dialogue. Definitely a book I'd recommend!
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