About the Author:
Tamera Alexander is a bestselling novelist whose deeply drawn characters, thought-provoking plots, and poignant prose resonate with readers. Having lived in Colorado for seventeen years, she and her husband now make their home in Tennessee, where they enjoy life with their two college-age children and a Silky named Jack.
Tamera invites you visit her Web site at www.tameraalexander.com.
About the Book:
Sometimes the greatest step of faith is taken neck-deep in fear.
Determined to fulfill her late husband's dream, Rachel Boyd struggles to keep her ranch afloat with the help of her two young sons. But some days it feels as though her every effort is sabotaged. When faced with a loss she cannot afford, she's forced to trust Rand Brookston, the one man in Timber Ridge she wishes to avoid. And with good reason. He's a physician, just like her father, which tells her everything she needs to know about him. Or so she thinks....
Dr. Rand Brookston ventured west with the dream of bringing modern medicine to the wilds of the Colorado Rockies, but the townspeople have been slow to trust him. Just as slow in coming is Rand's dream to build the town a proper clinic. When a patient's life is threatened, Rand makes a choice—one that sends ripples through the town of Timber Ridge. And through Rachel Boyd's stubborn heart.
From the beloved, bestselling author of From a Distance and Beyond This Moment comes an unforgettable story about faith in the face of fear, about tarnished hopes and second chances, and ultimately about the resilient courage and tenacity of hearts broken——and mended——by love.
After losing her husband, Rachel Boyd is trying to fulfill his dream for her and their boys. Living out on land by themselves and trying to keep their ranch afloat while her heart and love is really in the medical field. The twist, her dad was a doctor and her experience growing up in his home left her with a bad taste in her mouth towards physicians. Along comes Dr. Rand Brookston, not only to treat her, but to treat her dear friend. Can she handle the feelings she has toward him because he’s a doctor? Can she handle the feelings she is developing for him even though he’s a doctor? Is he really different than her dad?
This was my first Tamera Alexander book. After getting past the beginning, which I felt had some unnecessary content, I loved the book. It was full of life, love, and health. A grieving widow, some little boys trying to find themselves, and the complications associated with life in the 1800’s.
Thank you Bethany House for sending me a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.