When Samantha Winters gets a call from her cousin that their grandmother, Ruth, fell from a horse and broke her leg, she decides to take time off from work and head for Thunder Creek, Idaho, to care for her Gran.
Nick Chastain was there with Ruth when she fell, so he comes to visit her in the hospital to see how she's doing. Nick and Samantha are shocked to see each other again, when the meet in Ruth's hospital room. Nick and Samantha dated back in Oregon when Nick used to be a professor at the university, but they had a fight and then Nick had an accident, and he still suffers from memory loss.
While Samantha is wondering if she wants to go back to the job waiting for her, she and Nick reconnect, and she wonders if they can make it work this time.
Nick loves being outdoors and he is working installing a irrigation system into Derek's organic farm, her and Derek becomes fast friends and Derek invites him to join their Men's Church Group. Nick has changed alot and he regrets his reckless mistakes in the past, he remembers some things about Samantha and he wants to apologize and be friends, but he is afraid to hope for more than that.
Ruth is happy to have Samantha visiting her, and she decides that she needs to get to know Nick better so that she can decides if he is good enough for Samantha.
Samantha has always made the safe choice since her father died in a skiing accident, and she didn't like Nick's recklessness, but she can see that he's changed especially when he talks about his faith. She is afraid to take a chance, and I like how she comes to terms with her fears. And I love how Nick has changed his outlook on life and overcome so many challenges since his accident. A fantastic read from beginning to end!
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