Tuesday, June 21, 2011
THE COWBOY'S HOMECOMING
THE COWBOY'S HOMECOMING by Brenda Minton, like every other book I've read of hers, has all the elements of what makes a great book. The cover is perfect and the back blurb is intriguing. As I often do when I spot a book that isn't one of my favorite authors, I read the first couple of pages. All of Ms. Minton's books immediately draw me in, threatening to never let me go until I finish reading.
And that's exactly what happened with THE COWBOY'S HOMECOMING. I devoured the book in only two days. Every character came to life with a vivid story. When you've read as many "cowboy" books as I have, it becomes harder and harder to run across new ways of saying the same things, but Minton pulls it off. I often find myself shaking my head in awe of the words she's strung together.
Former bad boy Jeremy Hightree, returns to the town where he grew up, and he has misson. Revenge has him wanting to tear down Back Street church. Only problem is, the woman he had feelings for all those years ago, Beth Bradshaw, will stop at nothing to prevent him from doing so.
With both their faiths weak from past hurts, will they trust God with their futures?
Beth's brother, Jason, is a character from Minton's previous book THE COWBOY'S COURTSHIP. Revisiting his character left me wanting to reread his story all over again. There are several new characters in THE COWBOY'S HOMECOMING that I'm keeping my fingers crossed the author will create a story for them as well.