Soldier Tyler Stone newly released from Special Ops has mixed feelings about being back in Dry Creek. His family welcomes him happily but every family keeps its secrets.
Angelina Brighton has a hard time believing Tyler is still alive since beginning to plan a memorial in his honor. She has had quite a few suitors in high school and over the years but can an old flame still kindle a few sparks?
Romance, strong family ties, cowboys, tenderness and secrets offer readers a sweet story with some laugh aloud moments! Strong characters and interesting dialogue keep the story moving and alive. I was entertained by this inspiring and faith challenging read and would recommend the book to others. Thanks to the author who provided a complimentary copy to me for my review.
Former soldier Tyler Stone drives to Dry Creek on a mission. He is to locate Angelina Brighton and bring her back home to marry her father's wealthy lawyer. He finds his high school friend in the town of his early childhood before he was sent away. He has many surprises in store beginning with the fact that Angelina is planning his memorial service. Tyler is suddenly facing his painful past and questioning Angelina's furture.
This is another emotion stirring book by the author of the Dry Creek series, Janet Tronstad. I was very pleased with the last few chapters of the book. A very touching ending.
Angelina Brighton, an heiress to the Brighton Security inheritance, has run away to Dry Creek, Montana, to avoid marrying her father's lawyer, Derrick Carlson. Mr. Brighton has been pressing for his daughter to marry him, even to the point of buying her wedding gown. We find her working in Dry Creek as a ranch cook, arranging for Tyler Stone's funeral and loving it.
Tyler Stone, originally from Dry Creek, worked for Brighton Security as a security guard to protect Angelina while she was in high school. Upon her graduation, he signed up for a Special Ops tour in Afghanistan and was subsequently declared deceased. He's anything but, and he's back in Dry Creek to return Angelina back to Boston for her wedding, as he's once again working for Brighton Security.
His arrival connection with Angelina is filled with her speed and gusto, and sets the stage for a â€˜less-than-a-funeral' service that she won't cancel. The sobering end of the scenario is his family's past and the supposed rumors and family dysfunction. Would anyone be there for his â€˜funeral'?
This is my first book by Janet, and I totally enjoyed the flirty romantic sparks that floated between Tyler and Angelina. Their history seemed to be on a collision course, however, when Tyler got to thinking of his past and her father. His brothers' involvement was touching and real, but a bit much for Tyler. The family interest was one I found heart-warming, considering their childhood. The author did a wonderful job in portraying sibling love and their concern for their â€˜baby' brother. (Yup, we had one of those in my family, regardless of age!) The love between mother and son is honest and palpable.
Surprises galore are in store for everyone, whether those in Dry Creek or Boston. The suspense keeps the book moving to the end, once the initial story unfolds. I did find the opening a little slow and the conversation coerced. But it could easily have been a little stunted as Angelina thought Tyler dead-a little awkward trying to converse with a dead man she once had a crush on! After that, I was pulled into the story. The humor made the story even that much more exciting. But there were a few bumps and bruises during the different scenarios!
I'm not usually a â€˜romantic only' type reader, but Janet definitely kept my attention! The characters aren't as fleshed out as a longer novel, but the author delivered! A very sweet romance!
My thanks go to Janet for a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. No monetary compensation was exchanged.
I always enjoy reading Janet Tronstad books about Dry Creek. It is like visiting with old friends. Wildflower Bride in Dry Creek is about Tyler Stone returning to Dry Creek to bring back his boss's daughter, Angelina. When Tyler first returns to Dry Creek he feels that no one cares about him or his family. By the end of the book he finally realizes that the community does care about him and his family. Angelina and Tyler realize that they love each other and get married by the end of the book. Angelina realizes that her father loves her also and reconnects with him by the end of the book.
This is the latest book by Janet Tronstad in the Dry Creek Series. I really enjoyed this one! It was great going back to Dry Creek and seeing some of the other characters again and catching up with what they were doing. Ever wondered what people would say about you when you were dead, or ever been estranged from home and have a chance to go back? Both of these things happen to Tyler Stone. His family thinks he was killed and are planning a memorial service the night he comes back into town. Tyler never felt like he belonged so he struck out on his own. He goes to work for Brighton Security, and then joins the military. Mr. Brighton hires him for one more jobâ€”bringing his daughter, Angelina, back home.
Angelina and Tyler have a history from before. Tyler was hired once before to protect Angelina when her father received a kidnapping threat. She can't believe he has come back and on the night of his memorial service.
Both Angelina and Tyler learn what home means, how to trust in God, and that you can pray even when you don't know the words. This story really spoke to my heart. Tyler could not understand how anyone could love him, even God, and especially Angelina. He felt like odd man out while growing up; his father loved his brothers more and he could never do anything to earn his respect. Follow Tyler as he learns about God's love, forgiveness, and mercy and how he learns to accept himself and allow Angelina into his heart.
His brothers' and mother's transformations as they allow God to change them, works and changes Tyler. Wildflower Bride in Dry Creek is a book to keep on the shelf to read over and over. Once you start this one you will get caught up and will keep it to read over and over!