Grace Zook has always held a talent with horses, ever since she was a child growing up in her quaint Amish village of Honey Brook. Now, as an adult, she’s become a master trainer—but still struggles to prove to her father that she is worthy of taking over the family’s horse farm. With a fiery new stallion coming soon, Grace knows this challenge is her chance to prove she can finally take the reins.
When widower and horse whisperer Isaac King is offered the lead training job on a new farm out of town, he’s thrilled to finally make a name for himself and provide some permanent roots for his young daughter. But not only is the stallion seemingly unbreakable, so, too, is the owner’s headstrong daughter Grace, who has drastically different ideas about how to handle the impossible horse. Yet somehow, he can’t seem to get the confident, beautiful woman out of his mind...even though as his boss’s daughter, she is completely off-limits.
There’s too much at stake for Isaac to gamble his future on Grace...even though suddenly, he can’t imagine one without her.
Each book in the Honey Brook series is STANDALONE:
* Never an Amish Bride
* The Amish Cowboy’s Homecoming
USA Today bestselling author Ophelia London
was born and raised among the redwood trees in beautiful northern
California. Once she was fully educated, she decided to settle in
Florida, but her car broke down in Texas, and she’s lived in Dallas ever
since. She enjoys cupcakes, treadmills, reruns of Dawson’s Creek and
obsessing over her Italian Greyhound, Peanut. Ophelia is the author of
NEVER AN AMISH BRIDE, her very first Amish romance! As wells as the
Sugar City series, the Perfect Kisses series, the Abby Road series, and
other adult, NA and YA sweet romances.
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The author has created a solid setting in the Amish community of Honey Creek. Along with an assortment of strong characters, the plot's emphasis on horse training piqued my interest. In fact, the methods of training horses used by the two main characters may have been my favorite element of the story.
Readers are led on a meandering path of past and current events which influence how the female lead, Grace Zook, and newcomer Isaac King relate to each other. As the story develops, there is an unusually strong focus on the couple's physical attraction to each other. I found this focus to be an uncommon thread for this genre after my nearly two decades of reading Amish fiction.
One of the themes I appreciated the most in this book was the personal and spiritual growth experienced by not only the main characters, but many of the supporting characters as well. Two women come to mind who both blossomed before my eyes as I read each chapter of the book. I always enjoy reading books where people mature and change in positive ways.
I received a paperback copy of this book from the publisher. All of my thoughts and opinions expressed here are solely my own.