A beautiful, satisfying addition to the Love’s Compass Series. While including characters from the other books in the series, this story focuses on Parker and Chelsea. Grumpy, brooding Parker Wilson has had a year to recover from the devastating car wreck that nearly destroyed his life. “The chip on his shoulder is bigger than the scars on his face or the scars on his heart.” Haunted by nightmares, Parker has lost his girlfriend, his sponsors, his father, and his dreams for the future. “Losing the endorsement had been hard enough. But the damage to his arm had put an end to his rodeo career as well.” He has begrudgingly returned to his family’s ranch, back home to his mom and sister, and back to a million memories of better, happier times.
Her parents had a fit when she left their plans for her behind and followed her sister to Kitner, Texas. Courageous and spunky, Chelsea Blake finds that trying to prove her worth seems an impossible task. “He’s got issues. I have enough of my own to sink a small ship.” Both Parker and Chelsea are plagued by “doubt and self-consciousness.” Chelsea’s strength and confidence grows as she makes a place for herself at Wilson Ranch. This story goes from haunted and contemplative to fun and flirty as the relationship between Chelsea and Parker intensifies. I was immediately immersed into the daily routines of a working cattle ranch. I was drawn to the focus on faith in God, learning to trust again, praying for miracles, and the gift of daily blessings. “It takes real courage to break away…and blaze a new trail.” This clean story is appropriate for ages 12+.
I cannot wait to read the next book in this addictive series.