This story involves a mystery, romance, family conflict and a wonderful story of animals you won't want to miss! In the beginning a horse in seriously injured and instead of putting it down, the local vet is called in to perform a miracle. As the story moves on with mystery surrounding the horse's owner who the vet's best friend, John McCray's son and they don't get along. I enjoyed the interaction between Mattie and animals as well as her clients! The secret pains that wound around both hers, Gil's and John's life were told in a wonderful way where you felt their pain in each way. You will enjoy this beautiful story!As someone stated above, I am not a huge sports fan and I was happy too that the sports theme, although touched on, was just inthe background and not the theme of the book. It was well written and really kept you reading!
Mattie Evans is a Vet who is called to come examine a horse that is hit by two teenagers who were drunk driving. The house isn't going well and Mattie thinks it should be put down but the father of the owner refuses to let that be the case. Gil McCray is his son and has loved this horse all his life and money is no object in getting this horse well.Gil McCray is a pro football player who left home to run from a lot of problems he didn't want to deal with. He had worked in rodeos until his brother died. There is a lot of circumstances that could discourage any of us today and this book deals with how people respond in those situations. They are issues of love, forgiveness, bitterness between parent and child and drunk driving issues. I liked how Deborah showed that relationships developing into a romance don't always come without rough areas to deal with. I will not give away the ending of the book but tell you that it leaves you rejoicing and feeling the full impact of how we impace others in life.
I loved this book! Deb Vogts novel, Snow Melts in Spring, will keep you turning pages and guessing until the end when the final decision is made. Gil McCray is haunted by his past and estranged from his father, but he returns to his hometown after retirement from professional football to see about his horse that has been injured in an accident. Mattie Evans is the vet trying to save the horse and in the process heal the break between Gil and his father. True to life characters making decisions that affect more than the person making it give this book a story that will delight, frustrate, and amuse the reader. The descriptions of the settings are such that I want to find the Flint Hills in Kansas. Dont miss this fast-paced story that heals hurts and changes lives.
Author Deborah Vogts brings the Kansas prairie alive in her debut novel Snow Melts in Spring. This was a wonderful read. The prose is almost lyrical, a love song to the rolling Flint Hills of Kansas. Ms. Vogts does and incredible job with her setting. The prairie becomes another character in the book. It all sounds so peaceful and the way of life so simple. It was a wonderful escape from my technological wonderland.I thoroughly enjoyed this inspirational sweet contemporary romance. With the themes of forgiveness and renewal center stage amidst the family conflict, Ms. Vogts characters draw you into their inner struggles and painful losses. She develops the romance slowly with friendship first and when Mattie and Gil share their first kiss, it is just sweeps you away. What a lovely escape. This is an impressive debut novel and I look forward to many more to come. Well done, Ms. Vogts, Well done!