Saturday, January 21, 2017

Sunrise Canyon by Janet Dailey

Kira is caring for her cousin's little girl and running a horse therapy ranch.  Her grandfather helps and she's been mostly successful in her attempts to teach responsibility, team work, and chores.  She still feel badly about the traffic accident that killed her cousin but she's trying to move on.  Then her grandfather comes home with the father of the child.  Is her world going to fall apart?

Zebra and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published February 28th. 

Ms. Daily has been writing romances for years and it's been a while since I've read one.  She hasn't lost her touch.  She's incorporated current events and realistic situations.  That makes her stories more believable than most.

Kira is surprised by how Jake looks.  Her grandfather found him in jail and bailed him out.  Jake didn't want to come back to the ranch because his memories almost destroy him.  But grandpa isn't taking no, and he owes him.  He plans to go back and earn enough money to pay him back and leave.  It's a good idea but he had no idea how much he would love his young daughter.

Jake has PTSD.  He gets out of control and he doesn't like being around other people.  When he's recruited to help with the young adults and the horses, he's not happy about it.  The fact that his daughter takes him around and shows him how to feed the horses doesn't help any.  

Jake's answer to everything has been to run.  When things get too bad, he moves on.  Kira knows about his problems and wants to help him.  He doesn't want help.  He doesn't want love and he doesn't want to burdened with a daughter.  At least that's what he thinks.

This is a light romance with a bit of therapy for everyone.  I enjoyed watching the kids develop as well as Jake.  It ends well for almost all and I enjoyed that.  Your life is what you make of it so make it good!

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