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Series: The Bear Creek Saddle #1
Title: Second Chances for Trampled Hearts by Shoshanna Gabriel
Author: Shoshanna Gabriel
Published: October 24th, 2017
Two people, looking for fresh starts after heartbreak, exchange emails and become business partners – each having half ownership of a diner in the small Idaho town of Bear Creek Saddle. Allie Crawford is from Miami, a city girl who wants to leave her cheating ex-husband and to achieve her dream of running a diner. She certainly didn’t expect her new partner, rancher “Big Bad Bill” to be so gruff, brusque and handsome – nor for the diner to be in such a dilapidated state! Can they work together to get the business restarted? Will Allie be able to help Bill to live again?
This is a lovely clean romance. Sparks fly between Allie and Bill – and they aren’t only sparks of attraction, they’re also both determined and stubborn with strong opinions! The small town community is depicted brilliantly, packed with other great characters (especially Ginger) for readers to get to know alongside Allie. It is a story in which faith plays a key part as Bill journeys from the depths of despair back up into the light of belief in God’s love. I don’t think the Christian aspects of the story would inhibit non-Christians from still enjoying the story. It is a delightful and inspirational story that I enjoyed escaping into – I’ll certainly look out for more in this series in future!
I requested and received a copy of this novel, via NetGalley. This is my honest review after choosing to read it.
A handsome rancher who lost his faith along with his young wife…
A waitress, abandoned by her cheating ex, and looking for a fresh start…
Second Chances for Trampled Hearts hit the Amazon Bestseller lists in Western & Frontier Christian Romance, Christian Westerns, Christian Romance, Contemporary Christian Romance, Westerns, and Religious Romance.
Allie Crawford buys half-ownership of the cowboy’s diner in the small mountain town of Bear Creek Saddle, Idaho. It’s all she can afford, and it’s about as far from Miami as she can get. Will it be far enough?
“Big Bad Bill” inherited the town’s infamous old diner from his great-uncle, who insisted it stay in the family. Bill knows cattle, not the restaurant business—so he’ll foot the bill to get it going again, and let the woman champing at the bit for her own restaurant handle running it.
Then Allie needs his help with renovations, and Bill finds he can’t stay away, after all.
Neither expects the friendship that blooms between them. But even beautiful evergreen trees and soaring mountain peaks can’t soothe the pain of betrayal and loss.
Faith may be the only thing big enough to heal their trampled hearts, and give them both a second chance at love…
Second Chances for Trampled Hearts is New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Shoshanna Evers’ first inspirational romance writing as Shoshanna Gabriel.
NOTE: A different version of this story was originally released in 2015 as I Am Not Your Melody (written as Shoshanna Evers). Even if you’ve read that one…this new short novel is the way the book was meant to be all along. God bless!
BONUS CONTENT: The first chapter of Book 2 in the Bear Creek Saddle Series is included!
Pick up a book and visit Bear Creek Saddle, Idaho, anytime…you’re always welcome HOME.