This is a story that completely captivated me in every way – with my heart, mind and emotions! I have never felt so stirred the entire way through a book before. And then upon reading the last page, I literally sat there completely stunned at the way some books have the ability to so thoroughly engage you in their story!
Larson Jennings having fallen in love with the beautiful Kathryn, marries her and brings her from a more privileged lifestyle to his ranch and modest homestead in Colorado. The couple loves each other deeply but Larson is besieged with feelings of inadequacy in providing for his wife as he strives to make his struggling ranch successful. He also has difficulties with completely trusting his wife, having been raised by his mother in a brothel. Kathryn feels unfulfilled and yearns for more, especially from her emotionally scarred husband. These heartbreaking issues affected their relationship and created considerable unhappiness.
This story takes you on each of their personal journeys towards the self-discovery of a new awareness of themselves and each other. This process begins while Larson is on his way to Denver and suffers a terrible tragedy where he very nearly loses his life. Some months later he returns unrecognizable and faces a testing of his newly strengthened faith as he sees his wife pregnant and assumes that she has moved on from him after only five months. Meanwhile Kathryn faces the apparent loss of her beloved husband and battles with keeping their land, their dream, and Larson’s legacy… alive, while frequently facing seemingly insurmountable obstacles and set-backs. New scars are formed over old scars, yet with the new injuries and fresh pain, a renewed faith, trust, and love emerges.
Keep your tissues handy while sharing in this often heartbreaking, but ultimately heart-warming, story. A story so compelling, it will be almost impossible to put down. Share in Larson and Kathryn’s hope, love, and faith REKINDLED and restored from a fragile and fractured foundation. A truly memorable story!
By Noela Nancarrow