About the Book
Book Title: Chasing Embers (Heart Ranch, Book 2)
Author: Rachel Skatvold
Genre: Christian Romance / Contemporary Western
Release date: August 20, 2018
ANNABELLE HART thought owning the family ranch would be everything she ever dreamed of and more. The Montana wilderness has always flowed like blood through her veins, but she can’t understand why her heart feels so empty inside.
Three years after leaving Montana to become a wild land firefighter, COLTON BROOKS still dreams about the girl he left behind at Hart Ranch. He prays for her happiness, believing she deserves someone better than him, but doubts he will ever love again.
When their paths intersect again, will the embers of their past romance be rekindled, or will an unexpected disaster change life as they know it forever?
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Overall I thought this was a good story. I liked Annabelle and Colton, but to be honest I almost like them separate more then I like them together. I think it’s because they had to be stronger, and more reliant on the Lord. Trust me, I am a sucker for a good love story. I mean, I watch the Hallmark channel all the time. But every now and then I stumble across two people that I enjoy reading about without a romance. It could be because Annabelle and Colton needed to sort through some things from their past first. I enjoy seeing that side of the story. The side where the character really has to reach a low point, or has a revelation of sorts, and comes to realize who they want to be and how they want to live.
Now, I will tell you that something happens in the last third of the book that really got my attention. I can’t say what specifically, don’t want to spoil it for anyone, but I can tell you that it made me look at things a little bit differently. Colton in particular. I think it changed my entire perspective of his character, which I love. It’s an element of surprise that enhances the story for me. I had a preconceived idea about Colton and why he chose to do something, but I was wrong.
While I did not read the first book in this series, I have to admit that I didn’t fell totally lost reading this one. I’m sure there are a few things that would have been nice to have the back story on, but again, I didn’t feel like I was missing anything. Now having read it, I would like to go back and read the book, and look forward to what Ms. Skatvold has ahead. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
About the Author
Rachel Skatvold is a Christian author and stay-at-home mom from the Midwest. She enjoys writing inspirational romance and encouraging blogs. Rachel completed her first series, the Riley Family Legacy Novellas in 2014 and is now working on the second book in her new Hart Ranch Series. She is also a contributing author in the Whispers in Wyoming Series. Other than writing, some of her hobbies include singing, reading and camping in the great outdoors with her husband and two young sons.
Guest Post from Rachel
Chasing Embers is a sequel I have been excited to write since the release of Escaping Reality over two years ago. To be honest, while writing book one, I thought it would just be a standalone story and not part of a series. However, Logan’s strong-willed little sister, Belle, was determined to have her own story and I’m thrilled that she is finally getting one!
One of the theme verses from Chasing Embers is Ephesians 3:20, which says, “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” In the story, the characters go through some trials that seem impossible to overcome. In order to keep their loved ones and the ranch safe, the Hart family must cling tightly to their faith and trust that God always keeps his promises. The events of the story also serve as a reminder that God can do mighty things through us if we allow him to.
Chasing Embers is a heartwarming tale of lost love, second chances and choosing to love even when it is difficult. Be prepared to laugh, cry and rejoice with Belle and Colton as you read their love story. To find out more about Chasing Embers by Rachel Skatvold, read the summary above.
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