Sometimes, what looks like a dead end, is really a new beginning.
A horrific accident changed everything for Parker Wilson. The beautiful new employee his mom hires is the last thing he needs and he’ll do whatever it takes to make the girl quit and regain the peace and quiet he prefers.
Nothing short of desperation would force Chelsea Blake to work on a local cattle ranch. She may not be cut out for ranch life, but her determination to succeed is stronger than her handsome employer’s efforts at forcing her to leave.
Unprepared to discover all they have in common, if they set aside their initial dislike, they might find joy beyond measure.
my point of view:
This is the first book I have ever read from Melanie Snitker, and I am a goner! I absolutely adored her writing, setting, scenario…and especially the characters! Everyone from the hero and heroine, to the sisters, mom, brother in law….well, you get the idea. I am so glad that I found this story of Finding Joy….for that is exactly what I found when reading this book – Joy!
Parker Wilson is a scarred man, inside and out. While he likes to place the blame on the visible scars he carries as his reasoning for keeping anyone new from getting close to him, as you read this story, you will learn it is the inside scars that are causing the true insecurities he is dealing with. Once Parker is forced to deal with new people and situations, he comes to release maybe his past friendships need to be re-evaluated as well.
I can only fantasize about ranch life, being a city girl, myself, so I would be as much a fish out of water as Chelsea was, which naturally endeared me to her. I can also relate to her nervousness about starting a new job, making a good impression, and wanting a permanent position somewhere. Not to mention having parents who are too involved in maintaining their own happiness to even know their daughter for who she is. Poor girl, she really has a lot of confidence issues to deal with!
When these two main characters come together, it is one adventure after another! Watching them deal with their own misplaced feelings of unworthiness and dance around one another while trying to deny their mutual attraction makes for very entertaining reading! The story line moves along nicely, not too quickly to too slowly, lol, just right! Melanie takes both characters through believable situations and time frames.
Naturally, they are each focused on the wrong goal…. once we center our focus on God, all things come together for the good, right? I, too dealt with emotions and circumstances, and other people’s negativity making me feel less than worthy in people’s eyes. It wasn’t until I realized the only eyes that matter are God’s and how He sees me that everything in my life changed for the better. That is the wonder of God, isn’t it? He sees all our flaws, all or insecurities, knows all our heart’s desire, and still he pursues us relentlessly and love’s us no matter what!
About the Author:
Melanie D. Snitker writes inspirational romance novels, including the Love’s Compass series. She has enjoyed writing for as long as she can remember. She started out writing episodes of cartoon shows that she wanted to see as a child and her love of writing grew from there. She and her husband live in Texas with their two children who keep their lives full of adventure, and two dogs who add a dash of mischief to the family dynamics. In her spare time, Melanie enjoys photography, reading, baking, computer games, and hanging out with family and friends.
Melanie has been so kind as to offer a giveaway for our readers on this post! Simply comment on this post and tell us where you find your joy to enter! Contest will run for one week from today and winner will be notified by email!