Ella Langston is an artist, who has been having trouble lately finding the inspiration for her art, so her mother suggests that a change of scenery might help. So she rents a cabin outside of Cedar Ridge, Alberta, Canada, where she finds that she is next door neighbors with the landowner's widowed son, Cord and his three children.
Cord is a hardworking rancher, and a good father to his three children. He wants to be there for his children, but there aren't always enough hours in the day. Ella helps Cord see that there are some things that he can rearrange on his list of priorities, but he senses that she is keeping something from him.
Paul, Suzy, and Oliver adore Ella, and are friendly and welcoming to her from the start, they love her dog, Pablo, who is very good with children. And when Suzy asks for help with an art project, Ella can't say no. Ella is a great teacher an helps the children with their projects.
I like that Cord recognizes and appreciates the changes that he sees in his children, and makes an effort to spend more time with them. I like that he makes time to talk to Ella too, and get to know her.
Overall, a great read from beginning to end, with great characters, humor, and well done relationship building. Fast paced and heartwarming, a great read for the cold winter months.
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