Mattie Evans loves her work as a veterinarian almost as much as she loves the Flint Hills of Kansas. And she has a special place in her heart for a gruff old rancher, John McCray, who has become a father figure to her. So when John's estranged son, Gil, returns with thoughts to sell the family land and move his father to California, Mattie is drawn into a family conflict so deep that healing seems unlikely.
As layers of secrets are peeled away and old guilt resurfaces, Mattie struggles to understand Gil's past and wonders how she fits into his future. Through the conflict, Mattie faces her own family's discord—complicated by a sister who has a few secrets of her own.
This contemporary love story, the first of the Tallgrass series, broadens the scope of romance novels to draw a compelling picture of regional beauty, personal conflict, and ultimate forgiveness.
Author: Deborah Vogts
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (July 1, 2009)