Molly Hatfield comes to Arizona Territory seeking stability and security. But living in Cactus Patch provides her with more than she ever dreamed.
There is nothing Molly wouldn’t do for her teenaged brother, Donny. Blaming herself for the accident that left him wheelchair bound, Molly has dedicated her life to his care. But in 1896, gainful employment for a woman is hard to come by. So when Molly learns that an eccentric rancher in Cactus Patch, Arizona, is looking for an heiress—someone to take over management of the ranch in exchange for future ownership—she jumps at the chance to provide a real home for her brother.
However, Molly didn’t bank on meeting Dr. Caleb Fairbanks, the town’s charming unmarried doctor. Caleb has a way with Molly that makes her nervous. But it’s how he is with her brother that really alarms her. Caleb sees past the wheelchair and genuinely likes Donny, but Molly fears he’s putting unrealistic ideas into her brother’s head. Falling in love with Caleb would threaten everything she’s worked for, even her brother’s future happiness. But it could be the very reason God brought her to Last Chance Ranch.
I enjoyed the fun and spunky characters. Both the primary and secondary characters were engaging. I was happy to hear some about the characters in the first "Last Chance Ranch" series, although, if you don't want to know what happens in the first book before reading it, then definitely pick up the other book. Both books are worth the time to read it.
Smething that I thought was well done was about Donny and the way he felte with his wheelchair. H was trapped but more than just physically he was trapped by what he emotionally and mentally thought. It is encouraging to see the struggle and success that Donny goes through.
I am eager to learn more about what will happen with some of the secondary characters that were brought up in the last two books.
I would recommend both books to anyone, but I have to admit that I liked the first book better.
I received this book for free from Booksneeze for my honest review.