Wide Open Spaces

Wide Open Spaces

by Aurora Rose Reynolds


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That moment your life changes. That moment that changes your life. That moment you love someone more than you love yourself.

That was the moment we gave our son up for adoption and the moment I was left bare. A wide-open space that would forever be empty. There are moments that define you as a person, moments that prove just how strong you are, moments you push yourself to keep going forward when all you really want to do is give up. It was in one of those moments when I reached out and found him waiting for me.

When Shelby Calder left home fifteen years ago, she never planned on returning to the Alaskan town she left behind. But after the death of her grandfather and a bitter divorce, she hopes going home will be a fresh start for her and her ten-year-old son. Zach Watters has made a lot of mistakes in his life. But when he sees Shelby Calder, looking more beautiful than ever, standing outside her childhood home, he promises himself that letting her go won't be a mistake he ever makes again.

Some things never change and love is one of them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781537274904
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/24/2016
Pages: 220
Sales rank: 1,044,471
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

WALL STREET JOURNAL, NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY Best selling author Aurora Rose Reynolds is a navy brat. She has lived all over the country but now resides in Tennessee with her Husband and their handsome son. She's married to an alpha male that loves her as much as the men in her books love their women. He gives her over the top inspiration everyday.

Aurora has been featured in an online interview with the Cosmopolitan magazine as well as in UK Glamour magazine. In her free time she reads and writes, enjoys going to the movies, and loves time spent playing and reading to her son. She also enjoys taking mini weekend vacations to nowhere, or spending quiet time at home with friends and family.

Last but not least, Aurora appreciates every day and admires its beauty.

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Wide Open Spaces 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short but really good...great series can't wait for Aubrey
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is there anything that this author can't do. Way to go Aurora , another amazingly written story that will connect with anyone who reads it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How do I put into words how much I loved this book? It was emotional loving and heartwarming! Can't wait for more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was wonderful! I lov every minute of it. Aurora has done it again with a great read! I couldn't put the book down. It was great to read about families with real struggles in life especially with adoption and finding a way to work through it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm loving this series.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story, and it will be one that I will re-read.
VeraMachado More than 1 year ago
Wide Open Spaces is book two in the Shooting Stars series but can be read as a standalone. It is Shelby and Zach's story. After her grandfather's death and a divorce, Shelby Carter is back to her hometown in Alaska. Her grandfather left her his house and Shelby can't wait for a new start with her son, Hunter. What she doesn't expect is running into Zach Waters, her ex-boyfriend, when she arrives and finding out that he is her neighbor. Zach Waters, the town sheriff, can't believe it when he realizes that Shelby is back. They have a messy story and he regrets letting her go. There are a lot of unresolved feelings between Shelby and Zach, but he wants her back, and for forever. Will Shelby cling to the past and push Zach away? Or will she let the past go and move forward with Zach? I fell completely in love with Shelby and Zach's story. They had a very tough decision to make and they did what they thought was best. Their story is heartbreaking and takes the reader in a rollercoaster ride of emotions. There's a lot of drama but also laughter and hot steamy scenes. I loved that the story was told from Zach's and Shelby's POVs. Shelby has been through a lot in her life, but the decision of giving her baby up affected her deeply. She moved from her hometown, got married and had a son. But she can't forget the past. I loved Zach! Although he loves Shelby deeply and made a lot of bad decisions regarding their relationship, he doesn't regret his kids. I loved how he fought for Shelby and showed her how much he loves her. And his relationship with his kids? Swoon! He is so sweet! Once again, Aurora Rose Reynolds gives us a phenomenal book with amazing characters. Wide Open Spaces is a second chance romance that will break your heart and heal it again when you finish reading. Can't wait to read One Last Wish !
LoriC5 More than 1 year ago
Wide Open Spaces was a little more poignant than is usually found in an Aurora Rose Reynolds’ book. But, it only serves to prove what depth she has as a writer. The plot is heartbreaking in some spots, but it’s completely worth it when you reach the warm and fuzzy happily ever after. Shelby and Zach are forced to make an incredibly difficult decision when they are young and, in my opinion, they choose the option that comes from a true place of love and unselfishness. They know that as young as they are, and in their current life situation, their child will have everything it deserves by giving the gift of a family to a couple who long for it, but cannot achieve it on their own. As someone who has struggled for many years to have children, this was not always an easy read for me. But, I was so moved by their sacrifice and even more, I was proud of them for not interfering and letting that child grow up without the confusion of “birth parents” in his life, until he chooses if or when to seek them out. Love is as fragile as it is strong. I know that’s a complete contradiction, but it all comes down to circumstances. It’s a force to be reckoned with but for Shelby and Zach, while the love still lingered, the internal struggle kind of imploded and turned to something ugly and bitter. I understood why they fell apart, and as much as I disagreed with Shelby’s choice, I am on the outside looking in. The reader always sees the big picture, but the characters are human and make the same mistakes that we do in real life. Zach made a stupid decision after Shelby left, but it resulted in something beautiful, two somethings. Shelby fell into an illusion, hoping to find what she could have had with Zach if things had been different. In the end, they were both shaped by the path they walked, but fate brought them back together again. The heat between these two was off the charts and had me squirming in my seat. Nothing new for this author, I’m always burning from the sparks flying off of the pages. It was so much fun to be able to visit with the characters from Fighting to Breathe for a brief moment as well. There are always a host of complex characters in this author’s books, ones to love and ones to hate. I do feel like there could have been a little more external conflict to the story. I appreciated Shelby and Zach’s internal struggles and loved the fact that there wasn’t too much angst when it came to meshing their two families. But, in some ways, it made it just a little too easy. Don’t get me wrong, the exes are a problem, but the solution seemed to work itself out a little too quickly and it bordered on being just a smidge too unrealistic. However, that one little blip on my radar in no way diminishes my opinion of this book. Aurora has captivated me once more and I’ve added another of her books to my re-read shelf!
Jenstakingabreak More than 1 year ago
Holy crap this is NOT a typical romance novel. This is the novel about how two people at a very young age had to make a decision. it was a decision that they live with every day of their lives, and something that still casts a shadow in their hearts. These two people were in a strong relationship together, one that they thought would last forever. They were a couple that loved each other so strongly, Little did they know that in a short period of time everything was going to change. One decision two young people made changed their lives. Shelby is a woman that like every one of us, has a past that she isn't thrilled with. However, when things seem to have hit her rock bottom, she has been given an option that she hopes will be the change she needs. All she can do is have that hope that things will get better for her and her son. Little does she know, that this one decision is going to heal her heart. Zach is the man that has loved the one woman he can never forget, no matter how much time had passed. He is still in their hometown, living next to the house that Shelby grew up in. Zach is now the sheriff of their hometown. he is a now divorced dad raising his two children. he is the hot single man in the town that everyone knows and still in love with the woman that stole his heart at a young age. Zach is the man that most of us dream of. These two are filled with love, hope, and yet can't help but fight with each other at the same time. This is the story of the couple that makes the brave decision to give up their child to a home that give him the life he deserves. This is how that one decision changed everything for them.