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Summer at Mustang Ridge by Jesse Hayworth
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Jan 15, 2013

really liked it
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What I was expecting... a sweet love story set at a ranch. What I wasn't expecting...an intensely powerful portrayal of a mother's love and devotion for her daughter. Shelby's daughter is suffering from selective mutism, and the mom decides that a summer out west is just the thing to bring her daugher out of her silent shell. The scenes where Lizzie is interacting with the horses, and working up her courage to participate on the ranch, were so moving and emotional. I cried three times reading this...really cried. I also enjoyed the romance portion of the story, and the western setting is very authentic in Hayworth's talented hands. But the part of this book that packs an emotional wallop is the daughter's journey. I wasn't expecting that in a western romance, but I got it anyway. :^)

This has a superb HEA.

Grade: B+

Release date: June 4th, Signet
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05/12/2013 marked as: currently-reading
05/12/2013 "Cute start. Very cute cowboy. LOVE him!"
05/12/2013 "On pg. 96. This is packing an emotional punch for Mother's Day. Me likey!"
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