This is a good book about two people who ae alone in the world as far as having anyone who ever loved them. Althea has always taken care of her sister and never had time for herself. Jeff used to be a lawman but an event has left him with guilt and he has sunk low. There is also spiteful enemies who try to keep them apart. Butlove heals all.
This unique story was a page-turner. Allie is a mid-twenties spinster who has dedicated her life to her younger sister, Olivia. The younger Ford sister seems to have tantrums, seizures and a fragile constitution. The sisters were generally known as, "the crazy Ford sisters." The reader soon learns that Allie is a quiet, patient person of strength.
Jeff Hicks has just about hit bottom; not too long ago, she was the sheriff of this small Oregon town. However, he shot a teen in the line of his duty; he's and dropped into the bottom of a liquor bottle and stayed there for a couple of years. Now, he's been caught in a petty theft and his punishment is to work off his sentence as free labor on Allie Ford's farm (which is falling down around her ears).
Other than some repetition, this is a well-written book with some interesting secrets. To explain this rating, I would have to explain the secrets that would ruin the book for a reader. Let me just say that the outcome was a bit too pat.
Loved this book. Great story
They were two strangers alone in the world, until they found the one precious thing that could heal their wounds: each other's love....
Althea Ford lives alone with her invalid sister in a crumbling Oregon farmhouse, burdened by sins of the past. Desperate for help, she reluctantly turns to Jefferson Hicks, an ex-lawman who has fallen from grace -- a man who unexpectedly awakens her to desire... and to dreams she believes she can never have.
Jeff Hicks has fallen as low as a man can. But here at Allie's farm, his silent, numb heart suddenly begins to beat again. Drawn to this woman who is as much a prisoner of the past as he, Jeff discovers the healing power of love. But to claim it, they must confront spiteful enemies determined to keep them apart forever.