Sunday, June 5, 2011

Unbridled Hope (Lone Star Legends Book 3) by Loree Lough

Life is a dream come true for Callie Roberts—until her worst nightmare ruins the fairy tale. A steamboat boiler explosion kills her parents, her older brother, and her beloved fiancĂ©. It also deafens her younger brother and leaves Callie with a scar from cheek to chin, a haunting reminder of the tragedy for which she was partly responsible. To put the past behind her, she settles in Eagle Pass, Texas, and launches a business that takes off.

The same is hardly true for the Neville family, whose nearby Lazy N Ranch is struggling. Micah volunteers to go to Lubbock for fresh seed, but his offer is not without an ulterior motive. A letter he mistakenly intercepted leads him to believe that his cousin Dan is in trouble. And Micah intends to set things right.

It's a shock to everyone when Micah returns with not only the seed but also a baby boy in tow. But he'll do anything to protect Dan's honor, even if it means pretending to be the father. He can handle the gossip and glances just fine, until he meets Callie and learns the meaning of love at first sight. Will the misguided decisions these two have made keep them apart, or can they face the truth about each other–and themselves–and discover a love they never could have imagined?

Paperback: 350 pages
Publisher: Whitaker House (July 5, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1603742271
ISBN-13: 978-1603742276
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.2 x 1 inches
Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces

A prolific writer, Loree Lough has more than seventy books, sixty short stories, and 2,500 articles in print. Her stories have earned dozens of industry and Reader's Choice awards. A frequent guest speaker for writers' organizations, book clubs, private and government institutions, corporations, college and high school writing programs, and more, Loree has encouraged thousands with her comedic approach to learned-the-hard-way lessons about the craft and industry.

For decades, Loree has been an avid wolf enthusiast, and she dedicates a portion of her income each year to efforts that benefit the magnificent animals. She splits her time between a home in the Baltimore suburbs and a cabin in the Allegheny Mountains, and she shares her life with a spoiled pointer named Cash and her patient, dedicated husband, who has supported her writing and teaching endeavors throughout the years.

Unbridled Hope by Loree Lough is the third book in the Lone Star Legends series and is a fantastic book. We follow another Neville man and his life on the ranch and finding someone to share his life.
I really like this book because Micah really loves the Lord. Callie is sweet also as she gives her whole life to help others. Especially her deaf brother and the baby Micah brings back to town. One of my favorite characters is Gus Applegate. He is an older man who was a Ranger turned to a Pinkerton agent. He was such a gentle, loving man, but some saw him as a rough, tough man. Even though Gus was a lesser character, he was tops in my book. I know you will want to read this book to find out why Micah left town and came back with a baby, Also why Callie doesn’t believe she deserves anyone to love.
What makes a great book? I think it is a little tragedy, sadness, forgiveness, peace, joy and love; this book has all of that and more. Unbridled Hope has a lot of adventure and fun mixed in with the tragedy and loss.
Loree is such a talented lady and has a fantatic sense of humor and it comes through in every one of her books. Even through this book is the third in the series it also makes a great stand alone book.
If you like a light hearted read with romance and adventure, this book needs to be on your to read list. I highly recommend Unbridled Hope by Loree Lough.

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Thank you to Whitaker House for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

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