Monday, June 16, 2014
More Than a Cowboy by Susan Hornick--A Review
My mom gave me a stack of her books, (I think she is spring cleaning and like me she has a virtual library in her home). I thought the synopsis, although tried and true sounded like a fun read and I'm always looking for a hero to love since my dear hubby passed away, so yes, I cabbaged on and read the book.
I will warn you, it is an inspirational read. I like those as long as I get a good mix along the way and don't focus on only that. I admire folks who can share the gospel and do as Jesus instructed. I fall far short, so I encourage others to continue in their labor of love. And I love when a story is inspirational and uplifting. I love when I feel God in the story and when it is relevant and crucial to the story. But I also know a lot of people avoid inspirational stories altogether these days.
So the SYNOPSIS:
The identity of her daughter's father is a secret, one that single mother Haley Clayton must keep forever--for a very good reason. But when a tragedy takes the man's life--a tragedy Haley fears was her fault--the truth comes out. And now the man's stepbrother, handsome rancher Jared Sinclair, wants answers. Why has Haley kept the child from his family? What is she hiding? Haley can't tell him--ever. But then Jared insists Haley and young Sarah spend time at the family ranch, where she discovers he's not just a proud cowboy; he's her--and her daughter's-- deepest wish.
FROM MY PERSPECTIVE:
As an inspirational read, the characters of Jared Sinclair and his family are walking very close with God. Jared is human however, and suffers the loss of his stepbrother tremendously and he takes to seeking the why into his own hands. Hayley Clayton had some hard knocks in life and although she is no longer close to God, her heart is full of questions as to why he failed her in her bleakest hour. These characters were written so strongly and you felt their pain and agony as the story progressed.
The plot was simple and has been used repeatedly, but it was a book so well written, I enjoyed the story and found it refreshing and fun. The book required nothing more of me than to enjoy it for what it was.
I rated this book 4 winks.
So let me ask you a few questions. How do you feel about inspirational books? Do you have someone to share your books with? My mother loves romance, pure and simple, but like me, she's not into the explicit sex scenes. I like a wide variety of genres, although lately, I have enjoyed a lot of romance stories. Do you share your books as in lending to someone close to you? Leave me some comments friends.....I'd love to know your thoughts!