Snow Melts in the Spring
By Deborah Vogts
Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko<p>
From the Back Cover:
She loves the land.
Mattie Evans grew up in the Flint Hills of Kansas. Although her family has lost their ranch, she still calls this land home. A skilled young veterinarian, she struggles to gain the confidence of the local ranchers. Fortunately, her best friend and staunchest supporter is John McCray, owner of the Lightning M Ranch. They both love the ranch, and can’t imagine living anywhere but in the Flint Hills.
He’s haunted by it.
Gil McCray, John’s estranged son, is a pro football player living in California. The ranch is where his mother died and where every aspect of the tallgrass prairie stirs unwanted memories of his older brother’s fatal accident. Gil decides leaving the ranch is the best solution for his ailing father and his own ailing heart. But he doesn’t count on falling in love.
Falling in love isn’t an option. Or is it?
When Mattie is called in to save a horse injured in a terrible accident, she finds herself unwillingly tossed into the middle of a family conflict. Secret pain, secret passions, and secret agendas play out against the beautiful landscapes as love leads to some unexpected conclusions about forgiveness and renewal.
This story involves a mystery, romance, family conflict and a wonderful story of animals you won’t want to miss! In the beginning a horse in seriously injured and instead of putting it down, the local vet is called in to perform a miracle. As the story moves on with mystery surrounding the horse’s owner who happens to be John McCray’s son, the vet’s best friend. The problem is the two do not get along terribly well! <p>
I enjoyed the interaction between Mattie and animals as well as her clients! The secret pains that wound around both hers, Gil’s and John’s life were told in a wonderful way where you felt their pain in each way.
The sports part of the story is only lightly touched on, which I appreciated as I am not a huge football fan. It was written really well.
You will enjoy this beautiful story!