Snow Melts in SpringBook - 2009
Loving her veterinarian job and harboring affection for a gruff rancher who has become a father figure to her, Mattie Evans faces a painful dilemma when the rancher's estranged son, Gil, plans to sell the ranch and move his father to California, a situation that is further complicated by difficult family secrets. Reprint.
Mattie Evans, a young veterinarian in rural Kansas, saves a horse injured in a terrible accident. But she also finds herself tending the wounded relationship between a prodigal son and his ailing father. Love, conflict, forgiveness, and renewal drive the first book of the Seasons of the Tallgrass series.
She loves the land. Mattie Evans grew up in the Flint Hills of Kansas. Although her family has lost their ranch, she still calls this land home. A skilled young veterinarian, she struggles to gain the confidence of the local ranchers. Fortunately, her best friend and staunchest supporter is John McCray, owner of the Lightning M Ranch. They both love the ranch, and can’t imagine living anywhere but in the Flint Hills. He’s haunted by it. Gil McCray, John’s estranged son, is a pro football player living in California. The ranch is where his mother died and where every aspect of the tallgrass prairie stirs unwanted memories of his older brother’s fatal accident. Gil decides leaving the ranch is the best solution for his ailing father and his own ailing heart. But he doesn’t count on falling in love. Falling in love isn’t an option. Or is it? When Mattie is called in to save a horse injured in a terrible accident, she finds herself unwillingly tossed into the middle of a family conflict. Secret pain, secret passions, and secret agendas play out against the beautiful landscapes as love leads to some unexpected conclusions about forgiveness and renewal.
Harboring affection for a gruff rancher, Mattie Evans faces a painful dilemma when the rancher's estranged son, Gil, plans to sell the ranch and move to California, a situation that is further complicated by difficult family secrets.
- Seasons of the tallgrass - bk. 1