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Spring Meadow Sanctuary (The Shepherd's Heart #4)

4.45  ·  Rating Details ·  249 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
He broke her heart.
Now he's back to ask for a second chance.

Heart pounding in shock, Sharyah Jordan gapes at the outlaw staring down the barrel of his gun at her. Cascade Bennett shattered her dreams only last summer, and now he plans to kidnap her and haul her into the wilderness with a bunch of outlaws…for her own protection? She'd rather be locked in her classroom for a
Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published November 12th 2012 by Amazon Digital Services, Inc (first published November 11th 2012)
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Bethany Marks
Aug 21, 2014 Bethany Marks rated it really liked it
Another winner from Lynnette Bonner! I just finished the audio version and my favorite narrator in this series is Anne Johnston-Brown.

Sharyah and Cade have been "a long time coming" to everyone. Everyone, that is, but to Cade who has always seen Sharyah as his little sister. That slap from her hand last summer and a few unexpected "incidents" are about to open his eyes to a whole new perspective. One where her alluring blonde curls and knack for getting in trouble take everything in him to keep
Tamara Tilley
Jan 23, 2016 Tamara Tilley rated it really liked it
SPRING MEADOW SANCTUARY is the fourth installment in The Shepherd’s Heart series, but easily enough can be read as a standalone novel. I have not read the previous three and was able to keep up without having too many questions.

Sharyah Jordan had her heart broken by Cascade Bennett. But that is the past. She is now a school teacher in Beth Haven, and even though she is counting the days until the year is over, she convinces herself she is better off there than anywhere Cade Bennett might be.

Ibjoy1953 Hannabass
Feb 17, 2014 Ibjoy1953 Hannabass rated it it was amazing
Spring Meadow Sanctuary


I really enjoyed this trip back to the 1800s Wild West and Sharyah and Cadefs story. After Cade broke Sharyah's heart, she never expected to be kidnapped by him and having to depend on him for her life. The struggles they endure throughout the story is intriguing and heart-wrenching as we watch Cade do everything he can to keep Sharyah safe. But will Sharyah give her heart away a second time to Cade? Or is she afraid of another heartbreak? And Cade
Michelle Lunsford
May 02, 2016 Michelle Lunsford rated it really liked it
Having read the series, this final installment is one I highly anticipated. It was very much worth the wait. I find that narratives in which the hero finally 'gets a clue' that the lady is the one for him can be tricky, but Bonner made it believable for me. In fact, she took it farther by giving me the enjoyment of having Cade suffer a bit of the same long, drawn out waiting game that Sharyah has endured as she's kept hoping he would fall in love with her. His process of coming to realize the ...more
Feb 17, 2014 Brenda rated it it was amazing
I love historical fiction, and when it takes place in the wild west, with characters that touch my heart then the story is even better, and when the author can create a page turning plot that has to be read in one sitting well then that's great, and that's just what I found inside the beautiful cover of this book!
Sharyah Jordan's and Cascade Bennett were childhood friends, and while Shar developed romantic feelings for Cade, her heart and hopes were dashed when he informed her that he didn't thi
Anne Campbell
Feb 17, 2014 Anne Campbell rated it really liked it
Cascade Bennett mascarades as Cade Schilling, notorious outlaw, in an attempt to discover where his friend Sam Perry's cattle are disappearing. He has no idea that the leader of the rustlers will have him kidnap the one woman who will not leave his heart alone, Sharyah Jordan.

Meanwhile, Sharyah has taken a teaching job in a town far enough away from Cade that he cannot break her heart another time--or so she thinks. She strikes up a friendship with Sam, knowing his heart will never be hers and t
Dana Michael
Sep 13, 2016 Dana Michael rated it it was amazing
Loved it!

I really enjoyed this book. It had action, romance and suspense. It was so well written that I kept turning pages to see how it ended. I highly recommend it.
Feb 17, 2014 SamZ rated it really liked it
I stumbled upon this series while browsing my "recommended for you" list in the kindle library. I was pleasantly surprised to find a new favorite Christian author. I love historical romance novels, but I don't appreciate gratuitous sex. Also, I don't like it when the book is either so preachy that I get uncomfortable or when the book is so squeaky-clean you don't even get to read about the main characters kissing and all of a sudden, she's pregnant.
This series was not the case on either end of t
Suzanne Williams
Feb 17, 2014 Suzanne Williams rated it it was amazing
Having missed the second and third books in this series, I had only the first, which I loved, to compare it to. I must say Lynnette Bonner has done it again, created a wonderful western with a cast of interesting characters and a page-turning plot. I liked the sparks between Cade and Sharyah. I liked that he finally realized he loved her. I liked his sense of humor as well. I was a bit put out that it took her so long to see it. Hard-headed females in stories do this to me. The drama of the plot ...more
Feb 17, 2014 June rated it it was amazing
Another amazing book by Lynnette Bonner. I have come to love all her characters and will miss them now that the series is over. Did not want to put the book down until I was finished with it. I enjoyed the story line as well as the writing style. The story flowed quite nicely and it was good to revisit all the characters from the earlier books. When I read previously that she was going to turn Cade into an outlaw I wondered how she could possibly do that because he was such a likable character, ...more
Melody Cox
Feb 17, 2014 Melody Cox rated it liked it
While I did like this book because of the characters I have grown to care about, I was not impressed with the storyline. It could have been so much more. I feel that the pages were filled with many uninteresting facts and information that had little to do with the progress of the story. For me, Books 1, 2, and 3 moved slowly and this book moved slowest of all. That may very well be because I did not care for the storyline and the minute details that added little to the book and impeded its ...more
Feb 17, 2014 Lori rated it it was amazing
This was such a great read. I had limited time on my hands when I read it, and I'm so glad I did!

I'd never read anything by this author before, but now I want to read the other books in the series. Cade and Sharyah had me rooting for them the whole way. I especially love how Sharyah didn't just roll over and play dead when he came back. This book has everything...romance, adventure, suspense, humour, and whatever else is out there. :) I'd definitely recommend it to a friend.

**I received a copy
Teresa Snyder
Feb 17, 2014 Teresa Snyder rated it it was amazing
I'm happy and sad about this book. Happy to be reading Cade and Sharyah's story, and sad that this is, to my knowledge, this final book in the series. Good story and sweet romance. A little disappointed that we did not see more of Sky, Rocky and their families, but enjoyed visiting with Jason and Nicki. The ending was (sigh) very sweet; although, I am disappointed not to have an epilogue detailing the lives of all the characters in the four books. That would have, in my opinion, been the icing ...more
Ginger Solomon
Feb 17, 2014 Ginger Solomon rated it really liked it
A little danger, a little intrigue and a lot of romance, Lynnette Bonner's Spring Meadow Sanctuary met this reader's expectations for a thrilling read. Even though I hadn't read the first three in The Shepherd's Heart series, I didn't feel like I had missed anything pertinent to this story.

**I received this book from the author/publisher for purposes of review. The above is my honest opinion.**
Feb 17, 2014 Shawn rated it it was amazing
This book was my favorite of the series. I love Cade and Shar and watching their relationship blossom. The book was full of so many wonderful twists and turns. The writer creates characters that you just can't help falling in love with and antagonists that you can't help rooting against. Great Book!
Oct 25, 2014 Rachel rated it really liked it
Kidnapping, diamonds, bandits, lawman, a damsel in distress, what more could you ask for! This is the fourth book in the Shepherd's heart series, I enjoyed them so much I read them all in one week. I especially enjoyed this book!
Sep 27, 2015 Debbie rated it it was amazing
Sharyah and Cade's story is amazing. You can feel God working in this book. This book is so good that you won't be able to stop reading it. The trouble these people are involved in will have you on the edge of the seat.
Sue Ferryman
Jun 05, 2016 Sue Ferryman rated it it was amazing
Filled With Action

Really enjoyed this book. A lot of twists and turns. The author made you feel like you knew the characters and placed you right inside the storyline. I thoroughly enjoyed the series and highly recommend it.

Jennifer Recker
Oct 19, 2015 Jennifer Recker rated it it was amazing
great read

I highly recommend this book, but read the first three too! thoroughly enjoyed this book! great Christian romance novel read
May 06, 2015 Madeline rated it really liked it
lots of action

So much happens!!! I love these clean romances that make you feel giddy reading them. This book had surprising, almost non-stop action, which made it pretty fun!
Peggy Primavera
Sep 23, 2014 Peggy Primavera rated it it was amazing
Spring Meadow Sanctuary

This by far is one of the best series I have read in a long time. All four books have been great.
Teya Peck
Feb 23, 2016 Teya Peck rated it really liked it
Such a sweet, good book. She captures the essence of goodness, love, and deep devotion in this book. It reads pretty quickly when you get into it. Very nice ending to a beautifully written series.
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LYNNETTE BONNER, the daughter of missionaries, was born and raised in Malawi, Africa, graduated high school from Rift Valley Academy, a boarding school in Kenya, and attended Northwest University in Washington, where she met her husband, Marty. A few years after their marriage, they moved to Pierce, Idaho. While studying the history of their little town, Lynnette was inspired to begin The ...more
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