Nick has worked hard to be a better husband and father than his own father was, but Whitney hated the ranch and when she walked out on him and their two daughters his world came crashing down. He's done his best to handle raising his two daughters, but when the school suggests that he get in touch with a therapist, he decides to check it out, leading him to meet Dr. Elsa Andreas.
Three years ago, after heartbreaking tragedy Elsa Andreas walked away from her thriving family practice to live in the backwoods, in what Nick calls a "Hobbit Hole." At first she doesn't want to help, but she has a change of heart once she learns about Nick's daughters Cheyenne and Dakota.
As they work together to help the girls, will Nick and Elsa find that they can help each other heal hurts from the past too?
I love that Nick moved home to the Double S to be with his family, for both the girls and because of his father's debilitating liver condition. Colt, Angelina, and his mother are also there to provide support.
I loved the friendship between Nick and Elsa, they both have a lot to give despite their past pain, Elsa sees a few things that she points out to Nick, and he in turn reminds her that there is life outside her "Hobbit Hole." Nick helps Elsa see the value of community and I loved to see her getting to know more people in the town, and getting more involved.
Nick has been trying to hold things all together on his own for a long time, but upon coming home he sees that things could be help and accepting help and support can be good. He has an open mind, and is willing to try new solutions.
An engaging read, that was hard to put down, I read it all in a day! I didn't want to the book to end--even though I did want Nick and Elsa to find happiness. I loved returning to the Double S and the rest of the Staffords, great dialog propels the story with touches of humor. Highly recommend! I can't wait for the next one!
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