Sunday, May 1, 2016

5-Star Review of "The Promise of Forgiveness"

Review of The Promise of Forgiveness

by Marin Thomas

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When it comes to family, Ruby Baxter hasn’t had much luck. The important men in her early life abandoned her, and any time a decent boyfriend came along, she ran away. But now Ruby is thirty-one and convinced she is failing her teenage daughter. Mia is the one good thing in her life, and Ruby hopes a move to Kansas will fix what’s broken between them.

But the road to redemption takes a detour. Hank McArthur, the biological father Ruby never knew existed, would like her to claim her inheritance: a dusty oil ranch just outside of Unforgiven, Oklahoma.

As far as first impressions go, the gruff, emotionally distant rancher isn’t what Ruby has hoped for in a father. Yet Hank seems to have a gift for rehabilitating abused horses—and for reaching Mia. And if Ruby wants to entertain the possibility of a relationship with Joe Dawson, the ranch foreman, she must find a way to open her heart to the very first man who left her behind.
 

MY REVIEW:  I must admit that the beginning of the book made me think that there would be a great deal of sexual content which I don't particularly enjoy reading, but the book was a delightful surprise.  Ruby and Mia are both in need of healing and forgiveness seems hard to come by for both of them.   When Ruby finally meets her long-lost father, he is nothing like she imagined but he is everything Mia longed for in a grandfather.  This book deals with adoption, abandonment, forgiveness, and second chances.  Hank has loved Ruby's mother his entire life, even after she ran off and left their newborn daughter in the hospital right after her birth.   Can Ruby forgive her mother and father, as well as her adoptive parents, for the hurt and pain they have inflicted on her heart?   Can she learn to trust men or is she doomed to be just like her mother?   
             I rated this book 5 stars and highly recommend it to readers. 
             I received a copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review. 

About the Author:
Marin Thomas

from goodreads' author bio:

I was born in Janesville, Wisconsin. I played D-I Basketball for the University of Arizona in Tucson then married my college sweetheart in a five-minute ceremony in Las Vegas. My husband and I currently live in Phoenix, Arizona, where I spend my free time junk hunting and researching ghost tours.
Connect with the author at:  http://www.marinthomas.com/

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