Wednesday, June 13, 2018

BOOK REVIEW- BIG SKY RIVER BOOK #3 The Parable Series by Linda Lael Miller

Sheriff Boone Taylor has his job, friends, a run-down but decent ranch, two faithful dogs and a good horse. He doesn't want romance—the widowed Montanan has loved and lost enough for a lifetime. But when a city woman buys the spread next door, Boone's peace and quiet are in serious jeopardy.

With a marriage and a career painfully behind her, Tara Kendall is determined to start over in Parable. Reinventing herself and living a girlhood dream is worth the hard work. Sure, she might need help from her handsome, wary neighbor. But life along Big Sky River is full of surprises…like falling for a cowboy-lawman who just might start to believe in second chances.  AMAZON 4 STARS

Great characters and that includes the main characters and those of the supporting cast.  There will be plenty of emotion and activity in this community.  I liked how no matter what the people of Parable all came together.
It was fun catching up with people whose story I had read in the other books prior to this one.  Opal was another one who just seemed to gather everyone under her wings like chicks.  It didn't matter how old or how young they were either. It was even fun to see her finding a love of her own too.
There are children in this story too.  Boone's two young son's who have been basically farmed out to his sister and her husband for a few years.  Boone fell apart when his wife died after a long illness.   And he's still trying to pull himself out of that pit. He has done enough when it comes to his job but he's put little or no effort into much of anything else. 

Tara, the uptown city girl is now a chicken rancher.  That brought some funny moments.  She also loves two of her teenage twin girls that she raised as a step-mother for almost all of their life.  That came to a screeching halt when she divorces their father James.  He is a jerk of the first order, with the title of Doctor before his name or not.  Tara has no rights as their former step-mother but they definitely love her and James resents that too.  And he isn't against hurting Tara by cutting off almost all contact between the girls and her.  Of course, it wasn't about caring about the girls, it was all about image. 
There are other things going on as well but not in a way that makes it overwhelming to keep up.
Will someone PLEASE do something about that Deputy McQuillan?  He just keep landing on his feet.  He has a promotion of sorts.  Well at least Boone no longer has to have him on his staff.  Ah, well maybe the next book.  

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