When her father passes away, rodeo queen Natalie Adams gives up her dreams to return to the Flint Hills. There she takes up the unfinished task of raising her two half-siblings and running the family ranch. Jared Logan is the new pastor in Diamond Falls, and Natalie's troubled family soon becomes his personal mission project. Jared repeatedly comes to Natalie's rescue, and loses his heart to her wayward family.
When opposites attract, sparks fly--like an electrical malfunction. That's what happens when former rodeo queen, Natalie Adams meets the new pastor in Diamond Falls. Upon the death of her father, Natalie returns to the Flint Hills to raise her two half-siblings and run the family ranch, giving up her dreams for the future. She soon realizes her time in college and as Miss Rodeo Kansas is not enough to break the bonds that held her as a girl. Jared Logan, a new pastor in Diamond Falls, is set on making a good impression to his first congregation, but finds that change doesn't come easy for some people. In fact, most in his congregation are set against it. Natalie and her troubled family provide an outlet for his energy and soon become his personal mission project. Having raised her stepbrother and sister from an early youth, Natalie's self-sufficient nature isnt inclined to accept help, especially from a city-boy do-gooder like Jared Logen. Though attracted to him, there's no way she'd ever consider being a pastor's wife. Bible studies and bake sales just aren't her thing. Jared repeatedly comes to Natalies rescue, forcing her to see him with new eyes. At the same time, Jareds plan to plant Christs word in Natalies heart backfires when he loses his own heart to this wayward family. When problems arise in his congregation, he must face his greatest fearsof letting down God, his congregation, or those he loves. His time with Natalie has shown him the importance of standing by those you love, a lesson he chose to ignore in order to please his father years ago. This is put to the test when Natalie faces a battle of custody of her half-siblings against the mother who abandoned them twelve years ago. Natalies fight for the children turns into a fight for custody of her heart as she learns the true meaning of unconditional love. In turn, Jared must decide which dreams are his ownand whether Natalie is part of those dreams.
Deborah Vogts and her husband have three daughters and make their home in Southeast Kansas where they raise and train American Quarter Horses. As a student at Emporia State University studying English and journalism, Deborah developed a love for the Flint Hills that has never faded. In writing this series, she hopes to share her passion for one of the last tallgrass prairie regions in the world, showing that Gods great beauty rests on the prairie and in the hearts of those who live there.
Rodeo queen Natalie Adams has to give up her education and career to take care of her two half siblings. Her father has been killed in a terrible tractor accident, and Natalie has moved into his ranch in Flint Hills, Kansas, to keep her family together. Times are tough for Natalie, even unbearable, until she meets the brand-new minister, Jared Logan. Jared is attracted to Natalie, but when he marries, his wife will have to share his faith, and right now, Natalies only communication with God is anger about her circumstances. In this inspirational contemporary romance, Natalie finds that faith, hope, and love eventually conquer all. This emotion-filled book is the second title in Vogts Season of Tallgrass series (Snow Melts in Spring, 2009).
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