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She’s wreaked havoc in everyone’s lives. Can she find forgiveness… even from within?
Former drug addict Melinda desperately wants to make amends for years of misguided aggression. Fresh out of rehab and in control of her type of bipolar disorder, she’s grateful to have a secure job and a safe homestead for her long road to recovery. Welcomed by a glorious cliffside sunset and her handsome rancher host, she’s surprised by their instant attraction.
Determined to excel at her work, Melinda does her utmost to display kindness and forges a healthy connection with the horses. And when her dedication warms the heart of the steeds’ drop-dead gorgeous owner, she starts to believe in the possibility of unexpected love and a new future.
Can Melinda truly conquer the demons of her past to find redemption?
Reformed Dreamer is the fourth and final book in the sweet Inspiration in Cologne women’s fiction series. If you like hard-won second chances, surprising romance, and rising above mental health hurdles, then you’ll love Deborah King’s touching story.
This is a heartwarming story of overcoming the past and working, with support, to move on to a more positive future, one in which it is fine to have dreams and to strive to achieve them.
Melinda is leaving rehab after treatment for her drug addiction and bipolar disorder, both of which had impacted adversely on her life and relationships. Now she’s going to stay and work on a ranch where the owner, Darius, has agreed to help keep an eye on her for a year and to ensure she’s taking her medications. Darius has his own issues as he’s an introvert, preferring to keeping himself to himself rather than socialising, though that doesn’t stop him being brilliant with horses, gaining a reputation of being a horse whisperer. Now Melinda will also be learning to work with the horses and the other two men who work on the ranch. As this disparate group, each with their own personal foibles, learn more about each other and work together strong bonds are formed, healing occurs and new dreams have the opportunity to be fulfilled if only they’ll give love a chance!
This is a delightful read, involving characters with their own, acknowledged flaws which only serve to make them more human and relatable. It is a story of working together, supporting each other and moving forward together. The horses are also brilliant characters in their own rights, especially Spirit and Thunder. These two are like teenage rebels, always up to mischief but totally loveable, especially in their relationship with each other and with Melinda. This is a brilliant conclusion to a very touching series which involves characters with mental health difficulties that are obstacles to be overcome in their path to their HEA. These are dealt with in a sensitive manner, portraying the angst and fears, the hopes and dreams and the need for appropriate support to help these be achieved. Now I’m really looking forward to reading the follow on series, Inspiration in Misty Valley!
Thank you to the author for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.
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Author Bio –
Deborah King is a spirited woman who was inspired to pursue her dreams due to her mother’s death from early onset Alzheimer’s disease. She has the unique ability to read people and tackle life’s hardships.
Deborah is an acclaimed, distinctive new voice in romantic women’s fiction. After raising two children, working with a not-for-profit wildlife rescue organization, and reading too many books to count, she retired from her personal training and weight management business to follow her dream of writing.
She is extremely grateful for having the opportunity to work with many different people sharing and teaching what inspires her, which you’ll catch glimpses of in her books.
Deborah’s lived in several diverse areas in her city as well as three years in a rural setting. She lives in Missouri with her supportive husband, two rescue cats, who believe they’re dogs, her mini fitness store, and her eclectic collection of books
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Other books in this Inspiration in Cologne series are:
Destined Dreamer – The Prequel