More titles to consider

Shopping Cart

You're getting the VIP treatment!

With the purchase of Kobo VIP Membership, you're getting 10% off and 2x Kobo Super Points on eligible items.

Item(s) unavailable for purchase
Please review your cart. You can remove the unavailable item(s) now or we'll automatically remove it at Checkout.
itemsitem
Ratings and Reviews (4 4 star ratings
4 reviews
)

Overall rating

4.8 out of 5
4
5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Stars
3 1 0 0 0

Share your thoughts

You've already shared your review for this item. Thanks!

We are currently reviewing your submission. Thanks!

Complete your review

All Reviews

  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    A beautifully written tender love story

    This tender love story made me weep and laugh and long to put my arms around the main characters. When Nate arrives at the Cattenach Ranch to deliver his dead comrade's letter to his sister, with his friend's dying words ringing in his ears to take care of her, he didn't expect the beauty he found nor the welcome he received. Nate is drowning in guilt over Justin's death, not to mention his whole past, and feels like a fraud when he is so openly accepted into the mix of people who make up Olivia's extended family. The giant of a man has his heart encased in concrete and with each onslaught by Olivia, the cracks around his heart widen. Olivia is light and laughter with cheery infectiousness, just like her brother, and Nate is dark and morose, denying himself even the simplest of pleasures in life. I loved all the characters in this book with Aunt Mae and Nakos being an integral part of the story. I did read Benediction first and although the two stories do overlap to some extent, they are both standalone novels and the reader would do themselves a favour in reading both these stories. The writer expertly draws the reader into the book so that one feels part of it, and it flows easily from one chapter to the next. In keeping with the light and dark aspects of this story, the dialogue was hilarious and so was much of the interaction between the various characters, despite the heaviness portrayed by Nate. My only regret with this book is the amount of detail in the bedroom scenes, which precludes it from being read by a younger age group. I received this book for free from eBook Discovery. I voluntarily post this review. This is my honest review.
  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    4.75 STARS!

    Kelly Moran never fails to pull me into a story while also succeeding in keeping me there. Her character development is always stellar and her details (large to minute) create vivid pictures of every person, place and event. I am a detail-loving type of reader and Kelly Moran is just that type of author. I honestly can't believe that this book is under 250 pages, because there is just so much story contained in that amount. There are three main characters in this book - Nate, Olivia and Justin (Olivia's deceased brother.) Justin may be deceased, but his characterization is just as developed and highly significant to the story's arc, as well as Nate and Olivia's healing. In fact, the scenes where he was most prominent were some of the most moving and heartfelt to me. I enjoyed seeing how Justin's manipulation (after his death) brought Nate and Olivia together, knowing it would be a conduit for "redemption." This was a realistic relationship drama/romance that emphasized the loving generosity of others and giving hope and restoration to the broken. I highly recommend this story of true love, healing and redemption. (I voluntarily read an advanced copy of Redemption. This review is my honest and unbiased opinion.)
  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Amazing!

    This poignant story hit the emotions hard and deep and took me for an intense ride where I enjoyed every single word of the story. At times I was in tears, at times smiling, even laughing while still tears running on my face. An emotional experience, that is guaranteed. Olivia Cattenach has faced yet another loss of a loved one during her young life, and while missing her little brother something fierce, she is surviving, thriving, and successful with the family ranch. Her heart is gold, she is kind, generous, considerate, stubborn, independent, tough, and hard-headed. She embraces life with passion, living in the moment and fondly remembering the past. Nathan Roldan was abandoned at birth. He was abused and withheld to fulfill his basic needs while in the system. He hasn't known what it is when someone cares for you, looks after you, worries for you. He is not accustomed to being touched, not even to eat for the pleasure of it. But he is a man of dignity, he holds his word, he is trustworthy, loyal, and hard working. He has so much love, tenderness, protectiveness and kindness inside of him, emotions he is not used to feeling or showing to anyone. The ardent adoration that builds between Nathan and Olivia took my breath away. It is fragile, yet filled with so deep, wild, and wide emotions, feelings that seem to have been building inside of them all their lives. To say that the passion is hot is an understatement, it is fervent, vehement, genuine and true. The secondary characters contribute to the building of a family of the heart. They help to open up the eyes to see the past, accept it, and to move on. They give more meaning to the themes of devotion, trust, and loyalty that builds over time. The story is not just about the amazing love growing and developing between Olivia and Nathan, it's the beginning of the story of the people living at the Cattenach Ranch. Through trust, opening their hearts and minds, sharing their secrets and painful past, rejoicing in the success and finding joy in the everyday living - Olivia and Nathan might fumble and fall on their way to the happiness and blessings they both deserve, but working hard to get what you want is nothing new to either of them, and they are willing to do the hard things, no matter how much it might hurt or scare them at first. I am trying to hold myself back and not gush all over this review, but seriously, this story took my breath away again and again. The emotions in it found a way to my heart, the characters pain and joy of life were tangible, relatable, and profound. I sit here thinking about words like marvelous, wonderful, heartbreaking and stunning when I think about the build up of the plot, the character development, and the intensity, the connection, the kindred feelings I had for the people at the Cattenach Ranch. Once again the author Kelly Moran has blown my mind and heart with a story that will stay with me for a long while. ~ Five Spoons!
  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    A Good story

    I received this book for free from eBook Discovery. I voluntarily review this book. This is my honest review."   A good story of finding love in the right place at the unconventional way. The storyline was well written with strong characters. Nate and Olivia needed each other but was mourning the death of Olivia's brother, Justin. Both characters were taken on a roller coaster ride of emotions and pain.
4

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices:

  • DESKTOP
  • eREADERS
  • TABLETS
  • IOS
  • ANDROID
  • WINDOWS