When a mysterious man becomes a threat to her health Dr. Shauna Nathan, a workaholic scientist, is about to lose control over her emotions and her life. Her family steps in to protect her even if it means disrupting her otherwise predictable and orderly existence by bribing her with a chance to spend time with her old college roommate and surround herself with her one true passion — horses.
She heads to a ranch in Chandler County to hide from her stalker. Instead, she might find there healing she looks for -- and love she doesn't.
Horse therapist Zach moved to New York, had a successful career in finance, a beautiful wife, and daughter one day and the next it was all gone. He came back to Chandler County to come to terms with his loss and find a modicum of peace as a ranch hand- turned therapist at Murphy’s Equestrian Therapy Center. He has lost everyone he loved. Would he risk his heart again for Shauna?
Though the ruthless killer on Shauna's trail will stop at nothing to destroy her, will Zach and Shauna escape danger and find happiness in each other's arms and their missing destiny?
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About the Author
Traci Wooden-Carlisle began writing poetry and short stories as soon as she was able to form words on paper. She used that as a way of creating worlds, as well as, to communicate with God. A native of Los Angeles, California, she grew up attending United Methodist Church under the leadership of a pastor whose heart was for youth. Once she finished college she found herself at a loss. She felt caught in the transition between childhood and adulthood. She surrounded herself with saints and volunteered her services as a graphic artist. Through the early-morning prayer, all night Friday prayer and 3-day shut-ins she started on her journey toward her most desired gift, an intimate relationship with God. Today, Mrs. Wooden-Carlisle lives in San Diego with her husband, Mr. Carlisle. She teaches fitness classes, runs a jewelry and craft business, and is currently writing the next installment in her Christian-fiction series.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A very spiritual romance that is sweet and clean that really touches your heart. It is emotional read about discovery of one's self that is complex with a stalker. One just wants to disappear from the world and his problems, the other just wants peace and a place to belong. She needs a place to hide and finds that place on a ranch. Zach had it all and then lost it, he needs a place to hide and work out his loses. The two meet and love begins. The story is filled with drama, danger as these two works out their issues danger comes close leaving it a touch and go if they will live to see another day and find love. I thought it was a nice sweet read but needed a little more information and chemistry. The author gives a great plot with a believable story line that does hold your attention. It was a very enjoyable read with really characters and real emotions.
This book was okay for me. It's a spiritual romance, which means it's clean and there is no physical romance written in the book. Now, I have absolutely no problem with clean romances. I have actually read a few that have turned out to be some of my favorite re-reads. However, with some authors I feel that they forget that because there is no physical relationship, then there needs to be more information and more details about the relationships being built between the main characters. With Shauna and Zach, I'm not sure that I'm buying the fact that they fell in love over a few conversation within 3 max 4 days time. The actual story took some time for me to get interested in. The couple don't meet until about a quarter into the book. Then we don't find out what causes Shauna's anxiety attacks until about three-quarters of the way into the book. It was lot of fluff added to a book that just seemed to drag.
Stirring, suspenseful Christian romance. Zach stands apart since his heartbreak while Shauna remains anxious since her college fright. More terror leads Shauna to Equestrian therapy and Zach! Good read! Difficult to emotionally bond with Shauna and Zach, at first; though they later become more personable. 3 1/2 stars. Voluntarily read ARC for honest review