STRANDED WITH THE RANCHER
The Doctor and the Cowboy
Stranded at single father Dan Gallagher's ranch during a Colorado blizzard, Dr. Beth Rogers is counting the days till the roads are clear. She can't wait to leave for her exciting new life in New York. But suddenly the big-city doctor is delivering babies in log cabins, helping to feed newborn calves and teaching Dan's little girl to play hymns on the piano. No-nonsense Beth even throws a snowball or two at the handsome, love-shy cowboy. She thought she had her heart set on leaving, so why does she dream of Dan asking her to stay forever?
Watching this hero and heroine dance around their obvious attraction is deliciously frustrating. It's the kind of read where you want the hero to kiss the girl already, but you know if he does the story will be almost over so you persevere through the almosts in gleeful anticipation.
Beth's story tugged at my heartstrings. She comes from a past that has left glaring gaps in her psyche. When we first meet her she's living her life from a scripted five year plan. There is no room for variations. Rigid. Desperate to fill the emptiness with busyness. But God has His own plans and they veer in a whole different direction. It takes a blizzard and a series of life experiences Beth could never have imagined to turn her around.
Her abandoned wonder at the simplest things really touched a chord with me. For all her academic success, she is really a lost soul. You might say Dan is just what the doctor ordered. A full time pharmacist (and part-time rancher), he has the prescription that could save Beth's life...if she has the courage to follow through with it.
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