July 13, 2009

Snow Melts in Spring by Deborah Vogts

When I was given the chance to review Snow Melts in Spring, I jumped at the chance. The book description- Mattie Evans is a female vet living on a ranch in Kansas - reminded me of my mom, so I figured I would enjoy the book. And I did. Mattie Evans is a vet with a stroke of bad luck. First, her parents get bought out of their land and have to move to the city, then a number of her animals die, her clinic burns down, and to make matters worse, she meets a former professional football player name Gil McCray. Mattie loves the prarie and hills she's grown up on and can't stand the fact that Gil gave it all up to play in the NFL. And can't understand why not that he's retired, he won't move back and make ammends with his father and their land.

Not surprisingly, the book is about Mattie and Gil and how they work through their differences by horseback riding, talking, and their faith in God. Both are extremely stubborn and stuck on their own ways, and the only way to come together is through compromise, which neither seems to like a whole lot. After some good sound fatherly advice, the book ends with a touching but happy ending. This book was well written, well thought out, and very enjoyable. The characters are relatable and well developed, and I was rooting for both of them to win by the end. I actually tried to take a nap with about fifty pages left and just kept thinking about what was going to happen. I didn't get that nap in. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes a wholesome love story, animals, horses, or a struggle to compromise. Or anyone really, I'll be giving it to my mom to read next. 4 stars.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for reviewing Snow Melts in Spring. Many blessings to you!


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