When contacted by her long-lost grandmother, Lauren McKaslin wanted to reconnect- with all the warmhearted Montana McKaslins. For too long, she'd relied solely on herself and her faith. But mistrustful lawman Caleb Stone stood in her way, and his questions about her were intimidating. Was his attention more than a protective instinct? Now that she believed in family again, perhaps this was also the time to believe in true love...
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Sabrina here: This is actually my first Jillian Hart book and I can't imagine why. I'm loving the opportunity to read all these great authors for the first time. It makes me eagerly anticipate all those stories out there that I missed and that are to come.
In this book, Lauren McKaslin has lived with her mother all her life (at least for the life she can remember) Now after all these years she finds there's this whole family that has missed her. They've wanted her to be a part of their life. Not at all what she's been led to believe. She's nervous and timid and so afraid to hope for a future with the new family.
This story was so sweet and moving. Being a girl who has a family out there somewhere that I've never met, this story was particularly moving for me. I felt such compassion for Lauren as she watched the family interact together and struggled with feelings of being a stranger and not really having a place in the family.
Her new found sisters did a tremendous job of including her and added charm and laughter to the book.
The love interest, Caleb Stone, was a solid, steady, hunk of a man, that most women would love to meet. LOL. He was encouraging to her when she needed it and gave her a little push when she needed that too. I think if you have a chance to purchase this book, you won't be disappointed. I can't wait to go back and read the McKaslin books I've missed. Overall great read. Click here to purchase.