This novel packed a huge emotional punch! I loved the emotional ups and downs of this story, even as it was hard to watch Ryann and Shane go through so much. A warning to those who are sensitive to the topics of suicide, depression, and sexual assault is included in the beginning of this book. The subject matter is handled well and is not overly descriptive, however, these events could be a trigger to some.
Shane and Ryann were both burdened with huge levels of guilt for tragic events in their pasts that they were not solely responsible for. It was interesting to see how both of them had some level of responsibility for what unfolded in their lives, however, others were also to blame.
The love that grew between Shane and Ryann was really beautiful, yet it was not an easy road at all. This story also contained a man who used is power and influence to bully the entire town, as well as, Ryann. His intimidation and threats were a huge part of Ryann’s distress. I had trouble imagining how things could work out, yet the author pulled it all together very nicely and in a believable manner.
This story highlighted second chances and the forgiveness and grace that God will give a truly repentant heart. Wildflower Road is the second book in the Madison River Romance series, but could also be enjoyed even if you haven’t read book one, This Wandering Heart.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
A young widow is tempted to love again after her heartbreaking loss in this new Madison River Romance.
After her husband’s tragic death, Ryann Marie Ashcroft’s only remaining dream is to save her family’s struggling mountain resort. And the last person she wants to rely on is a brooding stranger with secrets of his own.
Nicknamed America’s rock-and-roll pastor, Shane Olson arrives in Montana after a viral video destroys his marriage, his ministry, and his reputation. Working side by side on the banks of the Madison River, he and Ryann get a second chance at love. But not everyone wants to see their happily ever after.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Prone to wander, Janine Rosche finds as much comfort on the open road as she does at home. This longing to chase adventure, behold splendor, and experience redemption is woven into her Madison River Romance series. When she isn’t writing or traveling, she teaches family life education courses to college students, takes too many pictures of her sleeping dogs, and embarrasses her four children and husband with boy band serenades.