Friday, April 2, 2010

Fields of Home by Rachel Ann Nunes

Fields of Home by Rachel Ann Nunes
(Summary from Author’s website)
“After fighting her way through a bitter and hurtful past, Mercedes Johnson has painstakingly carved out a life of quiet contentment on a Wyoming farm with her husband, Wayne, and their three sons. Together she and Wayne have survived the worst trials a couple can face, and their relationship has grown as solid and lasting as the farmland beneath their feet. If their relationship is not everything Mercedes might have hoped for, it is enough.

All that changes when the birth father of Mercedes' oldest child returns to Riverton. Dr. Brandon Rhodes, a renowned heart surgeon, has plans for the son he has never met. Resentful at the secret Mercedes has kept for thirteen years, he threatens the carefully balanced life she and Wayne have created. Just how far is he willing to go to gain what he feels is rightfully his?

As Mercedes uncovers the truth of Brandon's intentions regarding their son and the lies surrounding the past, she is torn between what is and what might have been. One choice, one decision, has led her to this place. How can she live with the consequences?”

So, I read this book right before I moved, and never got around to reviewing it. I really like to read Rachel Ann Nunes because she always has an interesting and strong plot. Sometimes I wish for deeper characterization, but her characters are all different from one another with different sets of problems, and attitudes, and interests. I think this is my favorite of her books that she has published recently. I really like how this book explored different kinds of love honestly, and how decisions we make in the past can affect our future. There were all kind of complex levels of emotions in this book and it was fascinating and touching read. I have say I’ve always been a sucker for the kind of romantic love that develops over time and is guarded by fierce loyalty and commitment. I was always the type of girl that liked reading the getting married to the best friend story rather than meeting a mysterious stranger who is dangerously attractive. As a result this love story was right up my alley. So, while I usually enjoy reading Nunes’s books the romance doesn’t always connect with me as strongly, but I really loved this one. I hope you all give it a chance and read it.

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