The Butterfly Bride was a sweet way to wrap up the Lone Star Brides novella series. All three novellas in the series could be read as stand alones, however, they do have some recurring characters and it would be more enjoyable, in my opinion, to read the stories in order.
I felt very sorry for Luke and all the guilt that he had struggled with for six years. This was a character that was carrying a lot of pain. He alternated between wanting to know Jess more and feeling undeserving of her.
I thought that Jess was a very caring and unique individual. She seemed able to see past simply the outside of a person. She cared about helping each person or child to the best of her abilities.
I enjoyed this sweet story, as well as the others in the series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
USA Today bestselling author Lacy Williams delivers the final installment in the Lone Star Brides series…
The prodigal son is back. Ever since the terrible mistake he made in high school—a mistake that cost his best friend his life—bullfighter Luke Starr has stayed far away from Pecan, Texas, and his family. But with his twin brothers gone on their respective honeymoons, Luke is forced to come back to town to watch over Gramma and the family ranch. And he can’t wait to leave again. Because being home hurts more than being stomped on by a bull—and it’s only a matter of time until he messes up all over again.
Special ed teacher Jess Sadler will do anything for her students—even abandon her comfort zone to convince a reluctant rodeo cowboy to give “horse lessons” to a student she can’t reach. But when feelings for Luke blindside Jess, she knows she’s in trouble. The man is counting down the minutes until he can leave Pecan. Will he take her heart with him when he goes?
Then a little boy goes missing on the family ranch, and Luke must confront the ghosts of his past or lose the future he never dreamed was possible.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
At a young age, Lacy Williams began imagining alternate endings for her favorite cartoon shows. She soon followed that with a newspaper for the neighborhood kids—”published” on a dot matrix printer!—and notebooks full of stories written in longhand. In high school she took a correspondence course and experienced an editor’s red pen for the first time. Thankfully, her passion for writing was strong enough to survive the experience.
Lacy, her husband and her two young children live in Oklahoma, where they enjoy taking their three Cavalier King Charles spaniels to the park. One of the dogs (Mr. Bingley—named after Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice character) is a registered Therapy Dog and Lacy volunteers with him at local libraries in their Kids Reading to Dogs program to help promote literacy in kids.
Lacy adores reading almost as much as writing, and usually reads the end of the book first. She promises readers happily-ever-afters guaranteed. Lacy’s debut novel won the American Christian Fiction Writers’ prestigious Genesis Award before being published. As an active ACFW member, she attends conferences and mentors new writers.