Smith’s wife had been a medic on her second combat tour when she was killed.
That was four years ago and no one ever speaks of it to keep from upsetting
him. Knowing that she chose to die and keeping that knowledge to himself has
nearly killed him. He purchased his parents’ ranch, which he has always dreamed
of owning, and is making a success of it. But the only one there with him is a
stray dog he has taken in. His mind occasionally wanders to Jessy, a woman he met
in the cemetery not long ago. He has not been able to forget her. After a few
drinks, they spent the night together, but he wasn’t ready for a relationship
at that time. He has avoided her since that morning after sneaking out while
she was sleeping.
Dalton was not the first guy to provide a passionate
escape for Jessy. But filling the emptiness was all that mattered to her. Unlike
the others, she has seen him often since that night, but they have not spoken.
Still, she cannot help feeling something for him.
When they unexpectedly run into each other, Dalton begins
to see the real Jessy and slowly realizes that Jessy could be the woman to mend
his heart. But will she give them the chance at a future together?
An emotion-packed story, A LOVE TO CALL HER OWN, the
third book in author Marilyn Pappano’s TALLGRASS series, is a sexy, uplifting
contemporary romance that will take your breath away. Jessy’s marriage had not
been all that good and she was considering a divorce when she received the news
that her husband had been killed in action. She is struggling with her guilt
over the situation. Meanwhile, Dalton is dealing with the fact that his wife
chose suicide in Afghanistan rather than return home to him. Together, they
begin to heal as they find a new love and a brighter future.
The TALLGRASS series of books centers on the group of military
widows known as the Tuesday Night Margarita Club. These women share a
compelling camaraderie, always there for each other, celebrating the good times
and providing support and encouragement for the bad. With them, Jessy is shown more love and
acceptance than she has ever known. The characters are so realistically drawn
and their anguish so true-to-life that readers may not be able to help shedding
a tear or two.
This beautifully written, poignant tale, which delves
into love, loss, forgiveness, healing and second chances, also touches on the
lives of the other women in the club, who all have a story to tell. As the
story progresses, another widow in the club, Lucy, also finds love while
reaching out to help someone else. For a story that is sure to touch your
heart, be sure to pick up a copy of A LOVE TO CALL HER OWN. A fantastic story
by an awesome author!
If you enjoy this story, you may want to also check out
the first two books in the series, A HERO TO COME HOME TO and A MAN TO HOLD.