|NAL Trade Paperback Original; March 1, 2016|
A nice, readable novel about forgiving and learning to let love into your heart again. Ruby is mad at a father she never knew who gave her up for adoption for reasons she has yet to learn. She shows up at his home holding a giant grudge - the same type of grudge her daughter is holding against her. Can they all learn to let go and forgive - or at least understand why circumstances occur before making judgements?
About THE PROMISE OF FORGIVENESS: 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 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.