Renegade on the run
When Cort Stanton and Aubrey Huxley try to claim the same land in the Oklahoma Land Run, Cort offers a deal–one that could help him keep his freedom. After taking the blame for his brother’s crime, Cort needs to lie low, so he gives Aubrey the land for her horse ranch…if she’ll hire him. Now he just has to avoid growing too close to the gorgeous seamstress, who can never know his secret.
Aubrey refuses to depend on any man, even one as handsome and kind as Cort. Yet, as they work together to make her dream a reality, it’s impossible to imagine life on the prairie without him. And though Aubrey knows Cort has secrets that stand between them, she can’t help but wish she could stake a claim on his heart.
The Outlaw’s Second Chance is such a great story! With realistic characters, and a fun engaging plot line this story pulled me in and kept me engaged till the very last page.
Aubrey is an independent, determined women. Since the untimely death of her mother, Aubrey decided to go out on her own and make her mother’s dreams of owning a horse ranch come true. But nothing goes according to her plans. First, her horse is stolen, then a handsome cowboy places a flag in the ground before she can and stakes a claim to her One-hundred and sixty acres.
Cort Stanton is not your typical “Outlaw”. He is generous and kind, hardworking and looks out for the well-being of others. The label “Outlaw” may be who he was, but it isn’t who he is. Amid his struggle to prove himself a better man, he has to learn who he is to God. We all have moments when we struggle with past failures and need to be reminded of who we are in God.
Will the past stay buried in the past, or will it catch up to Aubrey & Cort? Come along for a wild west adventure that you won’t soon forget in this fantastic debut from Angie Dicken.
I really enjoyed this touching love story! It had me anxious one moment and smiling with joy the next. You won’t want to miss reading this delightful 5 star book!
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About the Author:
Angie Dicken is a third generation Greek American, the granddaughter of strong men and women who endured hardship to grow American roots. My Heart Belongs In Castle Gate, Utah is set near the birthplace of her grandfather, a Greek coal miner’s son, and published 100 years after his birth. Angie is a contributor to The Writer’s Alley blog and an ACFW member since 2010. She lives with her husband and four children in the Midwest where she enjoys exploring eclectic new restaurants and chatting with friends over coffee.