“firefly summer” by Kathleen Y’Barbo, book review
Sessa Chambers has endured so much hurt and heartache, she is not sure she will ever really recover. Her husband died when her son Ross was just a youngster, and then 20 years later, Ross is killed in a robbery. Then a mysterious phone call leads Sessa to become the guardian for her granddaughter, Pansie. Then, she lands her dream job, restoring carousel horses for the Smithsonian. How much more complicated can her life become?
Trey Brown has been released from prison. After two years behind bars, he is free, or is he. His medical license has been restored and he has been offered a job. But can he pick up a scalpel without losing his lunch? And he feels he must apologize to Sessa and ask her forgiveness. That is probably the hardest thing he has ever attempted.
This is a story filled with tragedy and loss, but also forgiveness and grace. The characters seem real and genuine. The story moves along and keeps my interest.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author and publisher, Redbud Press. All opinions expressed are my own.
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Redbud Press (June 23, 2015)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
RITA and Carol award nominee Kathleen Y’Barbo is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than forty novels, novellas, and young adult books. In all, more than one million copies of her books are currently in print in the US and abroad, and her books have been translated into Dutch, German, and Spanish, to name a few.
Kathleen is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. She holds a BBA from Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School and a certification in Paralegal Studies, and is a former member of the Texas Bar Association’s Paralegal Division.
A tenth-generation Texan, Kathleen Y’Barbo has four children of her own as well as seven bonus kids she gladly inherited when she married her own hero in combat boots (read about their real-life romance here!). Kathleen is proud to be a military wife, even if it did mean giving up her Texas drivers license.
ABOUT THE BOOK
A new cowboy romance from award-winning author Kathleen Y’Barbo.
Trey’s biggest challenge isn’t performing surgery…it’s restoring Sessa’s heart!
Artist Sessa Chambers may never recover from losing her prodigal son. Even as she grieves the tragic decisions that led to his death, and left her with a toddler to raise, she’s asked to work on her dream project—restoring carousel horses for the Smithsonian. But she can’t do it on her own…
Dr. Trey Brown can’t pick up a scalpel again. Yes, he acted in self-defense, but the events of that awful night haunt him. He was trained to save lives, not take them. When he goes to the young man’s widowed mother to apologize, she’s not at all what he expected. For one thing, she’s not as alone as he thought—not with the fearsome ladies of the Pies, Books, and Jesus Book Club in her corner. For another, she’s beautiful, and being in her presence is more jolting than any eight-second bronco ride from his former rodeo days. Before he knows it, she’s captured his heart as easily as they capture the fireflies gracing Sessa’s Texas ranch.
How can they overcome their past to embrace a future together?