All Good Gifts

Author: Kathleen Morgan

Publisher: Fleming H. Revell

Release Date: October, 2003

Blue Ribbon Rating: 4.5

Format: Print

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Devra MacKay was born and raised in Culdee Creek, Colorado but had fled it as soon as she was old enough. Years later, Devra was a successful plastic surgeon hob knobbing with the rich and famous. She made a once-a-year visit home to visit her father at Christmas, with the rest of the year spent trying to fit in with the in-crowd in New York City. She told herself she worked so hard because she cared deeply about her patients, but her family back home knew the real reason was that she was running from her past. Ross Blackstone, the ranch foreman, had stolen and broken her heart at the tender age of fifteen and had never given it back.

Ross Blackstone was the most despised man on Devra's list of reasons for staying away from Culdee Creek. When Devra finally got up the courage to tell him she loved him at age fifteen, Ross had told her he didn't have time for little girls and their silliness. Devra saw her heart break into a million pieces at Ross' feet and that is where she left it. Never fully recovering from his hurtful words, Devra found it all too easy to hate the man she really loved.


Upon being called home after her father's untimely death, Devra finds she must choose between her life in New York and her inheritance of the ranch. She was required to make the ranch her permanent home in order to inherit it or it would go to Ross. Determined not to let the ranch fall into her most despised enemy's hands, but also wanting to keep her dreams alive back in New York, Devra must make some tough decisions. Will she give up the ranch and go back to her practice in New York or will she stay in Culdee Creek and give up her successful and lucrative practice in New York? Will Devra ever realize the true place where her heart lies? Will Ross fight for her this time or will he let her go once again? Sometimes you really can go home again.


Kathleen Morgan writes a fantastic tale of dreams searched for and accomplished, but once achieved are found to be not as fulfilling as once thought they would be. This book was a very good novella with a great ending that definitely calls for a sequel, hopefully one that is soon forthcoming. I enjoyed reading this book and hated to see it end, but with other books about Culdee Creek and its past residents on the market, I will be somewhat sustained by reading them till Kathleen gets the sequel written. If you are looking for a light Christian romance that is one you can't put down, be sure to pick this one up.

By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Sherri Myers

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