Good morning, friends! I hope you had a wonderful Easter and a fabulous weekend. With the Lies and Other Acts of Love launch only a few days away, I’m excited to share with you another wonderful book: The Promise of Forgiveness by my friend Marin Thomas!
I was lucky enough to get to read an early copy of this beautiful book. And, “officially,” I said, full of warmth and wisdom, The Promise of Forgiveness proves that the past doesn’t define the future, family is what we make it, and, most important, it’s never too late to become the person you want to be.
I was engrossed in this story of Ruby Baxter, her daughter and the estranged father who comes back into Ruby’s life. Marin is a beautiful writer and weaves Ruby’s love story together with her family story, with plenty of mystery, twists and turns interspersed. It’s a great read, perfect for the beach!
A little more about the book:
A novel of love, forgiveness, and the unbreakable bonds of family from award-nominated author Marin Thomas . . .
When it comes to family, Ruby Baxter hasn’t had much luck. The important men in her early life abandoned her, and any time a decent boyfriend came along, she ran away. But now Ruby is thirty-one and convinced she is failing her teenage daughter. Mia is the one good thing in her life, and Ruby hopes a move to Kansas will fix what’s broken between them.
But the road to redemption takes a detour. Hank McArthur, the biological father Ruby never knew existed, would like her to claim her inheritance: a dusty oil ranch just outside of Unforgiven, Oklahoma.
As far as first impressions go, the gruff, emotionally distant rancher isn’t what Ruby has hoped for in a father. Yet Hank seems to have a gift for rehabilitating abused horses—and for reaching Mia. And if Ruby wants to entertain the possibility of a relationship with Joe Dawson, the ranch foreman, she must find a way to open her heart to the very first man who left her behind.
Marin has been kind enough to offer to give away a copy of her new novel, The Promise of Forgiveness, to one of my lucky readers! All you have to do is leave a comment here, and she’ll pick a winner. Sound easy enough?