Monday, April 25, 2011
Janelle Mowery's When All My Dreams Come True ~ Reviewed
WHEN ALL MY DREAMS COME TRUE
– Janelle Mowery
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (February 1, 2011)
Bobbie McIntyre dreams of running a ranch of her own. Raised without a mother and having spent most of her time around men, she knows more about wrangling than acting like a lady. The friendship of her new employer awakens a desire to learn more about presenting her feminine side, but ranch life keeps getting in the way.
Ranch owner Jace Kincaid figures the Lord is testing his faith when a female wrangler shows up looking for work. Bobbie has an uncanny way of getting under his skin, though, and he’s surprised when she finds a home next to his heart. But when his cattle begin to go missing and his wranglers are in danger from some low-down cattle thief, can Jace trust God, even if it may mean giving up on his dreams?
An adventurous novel of faith, hope, and love in the Wild West.
When All My Dreams Come True is about a young woman named Bobbie McIntyre who dreams of owning her own ranch one day. She is sent by a former boss to Jace Kincaid’s ranch to work for him. Though hesitant to have a female working as a ranch hand, he signs her on, and she is able to prove herself. Meanwhile, Jace has been having problems with cattle rustling, and the situation gets worse as time progresses. In the meantime, Jace and Bobbie began to develop feelings for each other. But when Bobbie is suspected of being not only part of the cattle rustling, but of some recent bank robberies as well, it puts a damper on their relationship.
I just love books set in the late 1800’s in the West. The story grabbed me from the first page. My favorite part about this book is how Bobbie started out not really wanting anything to do with God. But Jace and his family opened up their hearts and homes to her, and showed God’s love through their actions and testimony. It’s a powerful reminder that others are watching us, and can see a difference in believer’s life as far as how they live their loves and trust and rely on God. In the end, Bobbie ends up accepting Christ as her Savior, and it always gets me excited when a character comes to that point in the story.
This was a wonderful book, and I highly recommend it!
Reviewed by: Sarah Porter