Christmas Awards 2011

Saturday 6 September 2008

Mountain's Echo

Mountain’s Echo by Debbie Gould

Red Rose Publishing

ebook / 296 pages

New Mexico present day.

Jake and Scott are doing a job when trouble starts. Scott is injured and asks Jake to call, his sister Maggie. Jake had no intention of talking to Maggie again. After what had happened 10 years earlier he didn’t want to hurt her again. Now he has no choice but to contact her and ask for help. Hopefully she will be willing to do this for her brother.

Maggie never expected the message on her answering machine. The very last person she expected to hear from again was Jake. She knows something is very wrong. When Jake tells Maggie that her brother has been shot and she is his only chance of survival she is sent into a tailspin. She is going to have to learn once again to have Jake around and the emotions that are generated with him being so near. Being a medical assistant in a private clinic, Maggie has access to the medical supplies necessary without having to answer a lot of questions for which she has no answers. Hopefully she will be in time to save her brother.

Arriving in New Mexico she finds Scott in bad shape but it appears she will be able to help. Now she just has to figure out how to deal with her feelings for Jake while her brother recovers. Maggie doesn’t want to give Jake the chance to hurt her again. She thinks she has put the past behind her and has moved on. She is finding out how very wrong she really is.

Jake realizes this is an opportunity to right the wrongs from 10 years ago, a chance he never expected to receive after his treatment of Maggie. He wants to explain to her what happened all those years ago and hopefully make it up to her and get her back in his life. The place she has always belonged. Now he just has to convince her to allow him to explain and hear him out. He is starting to realize that is not going to be as easy as he thought it would be. Jake knows he never stopped loving Maggie and he hopes that she never stopped loving him. The question becomes did he hurt her too badly to be forgiven.

Maggie finally is confronted with the truth about what happened, but she is also discovering what she has always believed isn’t true. The truth is bringing back all the old pain and adding a few twists she never expected to hear or even imagine. She is trying to find her way to forgive both Jake and Scott but is unsure how to go about doing it. Coming to grips with the fact that she will loose the people most important to her if she cannot find it in her heart to forgive them gives her the strength to forgive.

Just when she sees the happiness that she has always wanted within her grasp, trouble comes pounding on their door. Now it is a matter of survival for all of them.

This is a great book. It keeps you on your toes with all the action. The strength of Maggie is very enjoyable to see. It was interesting to see her learn exactly how strong she really is as a person. The way the story flows makes it hard to stop reading.

I give this one 4-1/2 red roses
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1 comment:

Jane Beckenham said...

What a great review, Debbie.
Go you.

Jane Beckenham