Genesis 5020

Stories for His Glory

An August Bride by Debra Clopton November 18, 2014

Filed under: Book Reviews,Tuesday Thoughts — Melissa Finnegan @ 5:16 pm
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As far as Kelsey Wilcox is concerned, her last cowboy was the last cowboy.

Kelsey Wilcox has had enough of cowboys. After the last one broke her heart, Kelsey traded in her boots for flip-flops, and the open range for a bistro on the beach.  Her life on Corpus Christi’s gorgeous beach might be a little lonely, but at least it’s heartbreak-free. At least until her cousin’s beachside wedding bucks Kelsey right back into the rodeo.

When unlucky-in-love Brent Corbin packed his groomsman’s tux for his friend’s wedding, he brought his boots and belt buckle with him. Brent isn’t exactly looking for love, but when he sees what appears to be a mermaid in distress, he jumps right in to rescue her.

So Kelsey finds herself plucked from the sea—and certain-drowning—by a gorgeous groomsman . . . in soaked cowboy boots. She’s quick to say thanks, but no thanks.

Brent dedicates the weekend to pursuing Kelsey—and Kelsey spends the weekend trying to deny an obvious match. She’s as stubborn as a wild horse, but Brent’s determination may tame her yet.

My thoughts:

I adored this story. Debra took me to August on the beach. I could feel the wind whipping through my hair, feel the sand between my toes. Truly wonderful.

Kelsey is so torn. She has sworn off cowboys but she is having trouble keeping Brent out of her mind. I loved the internal struggle of both characters. Brent tried so hard to stay away from Kelsey because he didn’t want to push her away.

My heart was aching for them. I could so see them and the their romance blooming.

Even more, I loved the lesson in this book. Sometimes we get wounded in our past and sometimes we can few the rest of our lives out of the lens of that wound. But that isn’t what Jesus wants. He wants us to give our wounds to Him and allow Him to give us His lens to look through and see who we really are.

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An e-copy of this book was given to me by the publisher through in exchange for an honest review.



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