first crush and her first kiss, rides back into her life atop a buckskin mare. A former Marine, Gabe is at loose ends after serving a prison sentence for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. He sees beyond Amy's hard exterior to the girl he once knew and loved, and he longs to see her open her heart. Yet with his vision clouded by shame for his past and fears about the future, it's difficult to see the path ahead.
But the memory of that long-ago kiss just may have the power to reignite a romance that brings out the best in both of them.
Reviewer: Rebecca Maney
"He could understand her forgetting the arrowhead he'd given her . . . . . But who didn't remember their first kiss?"
Amy Somers absolutely remembers her first kiss, it was quite unforgettable, but just now she wants to banish that memory into a safe place where she has tucked everything else that was pleasant about her childhood. Adulthood? Not so much. Amy has been a person whom not many people in her own family, let alone in her home town of Misty Willow, have been very fond of. Driving herself into oblivion as a political lobbyist, her life and health suffered the consequences, but she's determined to make a fresh start. She's just not sure how Gabe Kendall fits in, if at all.
At first glance, Amy Somers is even more beautiful than she was as a teenager, but underneath that alluring exterior package lurks a wounded spirit that Gabe Kendall is convinced that he cannot salve. Returning to his Aunt Tess's Misty Willow horse farm, after an unfortunate incarceration for a crime that he did not commit, Gabe has no idea where the future will lead him. What a coincidence, or is it providence, that places Amy Somers back into his life, for she is seeking to build new bridges as well.
Enjoy Johnnie Alexander's third book in the acclaimed"Misty Willow" series, as she tucks hope back into the hearts of those who never imagined they could remember it, especially when outward circumstances take a turn for the worse. Will Amy and Gabe find a way to join the psalmist in saying, "I trusted in the Lord when I said, 'I was greatly afflicted.'"
This book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group.