Sub-genre: Clean and Wholesome Romance
No way, blue jay, and never again. That's the vow Linney Van Horn has made regarding single dads and their adorable children. After all, that's why she's tucked tail and hauled herself and her beloved Arabian horse clear across the country from New Jersey to the small town of Venture, Colorado. To mend her bruised heart - and ego - and start over.
However, the good Lord has a different "do-over" in mind for Linney. She finds herself living next door to Stonewall "Stone" Wheeler, the frustratingly stubborn, but oh, so ruggedly hand-some farrier, and his seven-year-old son, Beau.
A widower, Stone has buried himself in his work to avoid the grief of losing his wife. Determined to grow his horse-shoeing business and raise his child, falling in love is the last thing on his mind. Until an equally stubborn - but pretty as a daisy - teacher moves into the cottage besides his, and charms both him and his son.
Divine intervention. Yup, it's a beautiful thing.
It's going to take one adorable little boy, a pair of spirited horses, and a near-fatal accident to convince Linney and Stone a second chance at a grace-filled forever is theirs for the asking.
©2016 Darby Karchut (P)2017 Clean Reads