September 5, 2008
The Wild Rose Press
Contemporary Western Yellow Rose
Rating: 4 Cups
Sara Robbins decides to leave home after being jilted at the altar. After twenty-nine years of trying to please her mother, she leaves Texas, bound for Montana, taking Hobo her dog with her.
Daniel McCurry has seen teachers come and go. He grows tired of seeing his Aunt Edna’s heart broken. He is busy running a ranch and has no time to fix any apartment for a teacher not serious about staying but Sara may prove him wrong.
After Sara arrives and meets her contact person, Edna Spears, she is shown the school and accepts the teaching position. Until her apartment is finished, she will have to stay in the house attached to the school. Daniel does not relay a good impression when he first meets Sara. Since the death of his parents, when he was only twelve, he guards his heart well, making sure to protect his family, not sure of other's intentions. Sara enjoys teaching the children but when Adam’s father, Wayne, comes around, she feels terrified. Sara and Daniel soon enter a budding relationship but when things become serious, Sara wonders will Daniel be there for her always.
Fresh Start is an enjoyable read. It has all the right elements that make it absolutely engaging. I love how Sara becomes a strong-minded person as she stands her ground to Daniel. Even though she left home, the reader sees how she still cares for her parents and the way she left. Daniel is genuine in his feelings when it comes to his family. There were times I could identify with the characters. Claire Sanders pens refreshing characters, a fantastic plot, and in-depth secondary players bringing everything to life. By incorporating trust, devotion, love, caring, and even a dog, she tells a wonderful story that I loved.
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