Wildflower Redemption

Leslie P.

Her family ranch is a lot of work and Luz Wilkinson isn't quite sure how her menagerie has grown so quickly.  Luz returned home to Rose Creek after her marriage ended in betrayal and her heart was torn to pieces.  Her mother was known for taking in stray animals and unwanted horses, and now it seems Luz is falling into that same role. A call out of the blue from widower Aaron Estes, requesting riding lessons as therapy for his daughter, might be just what both Luz and Chloe need.  Aaron is very protective of Chloe and hopes this will help her. The pony and Chloe get along great as do Luz and Aaron. Many obstacles and emotions torment them all and make it difficult to trust and show compassion. The fear of loss and actual memories of loss are debilitating. Can the horses be the Band-Aid to get them through it?


Ms. Garcia takes readers through some highs and lows with this dramatic romance. Their family issues are universally realistic in this modern day, making them very relatable. The tragedies and subject matter of an elementary school shooting and animal abuse are well portrayed and will pull at reader’s emotions. The recovery steps taken for animals and humans in this read keeps the flow of the story going and brings in a great group of interesting characters. There were some editing and proofing errors along the way, enough to notice and stop the flow but not enough to affect the outcome of the feeling when readers are done and the last page turns. 


Julie Caicco