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Callahans of Texas, Book One
by Sharon Gillenwater
Publisher:Revell imprint of Baker Pub from Lion
Reading a romance novel from the guys perspective is something new – wow!
This is the first book in the ‘Callahan’s of Texas series’. The Callahans are a wealthy family who have a strong Christian heritage and loving family, although not without faults. The series is based on the 3 children; Jenna, Chance and Will.
Nate and Jenna grew up together; Nate was good friends with Jenna’s brothers, Chance and Will, and worked at her father, Dub Callahan’s ranch. Having been in love with Jenna most of his life, he left for the armed forces after Dub told him he was not good enough for his daughter.
After years in the forces and Jenna having her own difficulties including a failed marriage, Nate returned home and found himself working at Dub Callahan's ranch and more in love with Jenna than ever – the feeling was mutual and this time Dub had realised his own mistake in choosing what he had thought best for his daughter. But the years spent in service had had a profound effect on Nate who had yet to admit he was struggling with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). And Jenna had her own fears to deal with as well as looking after her toddler.
This is a story of a supportive and loving family who show a strong dependency on God as they struggle with their difficulties and grow closer together. This is a great read and a reminder to us of what our soldiers are going through and will go through when they get back from fighting in a war.
A book well worth reading.
Reviewer: Charmaine Hill (23/02/11)