What scene did you have the most fun writing? Abby stomped down the stairs and turned down the hall toward the kitchen. Will they all become one big happy family or will the added stress of secrets and military life make that impossible? Her military life is shattered when her husband is killed in action. The author did a really good job bringing the reader into the lives of military widows. I really enjoy Marilyn Pappano's books, her Tallgrass novels display the depth and compassion of the human spirit. That would be the scene where Therese and Keegan discuss the pros and cons of a relationship and decide to pursue it anyway.
They know her, they are her support system. You find yourself identifying in some way with each character in A Man To Hold On To. There was also a passage that annoyed me — about how the heroine was a better woman for immediately forgiving her husband for cheating on her. Add to the mix the attraction they both have for each other and the story gets even more interesting. Not having arrived at a final decision when they return from their mom's, she is encouraged by the changes in Jacob's attitude but she is disheartened by Abby's renewed hostility.
Therese Matheson has had a very rough couple of years. Therese is a member of the Tuesday Night Margarita Club, also known as the Fort Murphy Widows Club. When Abby slapped Therese in the face. The last thing Therese is thinking about at this point in her life is a new romance…her life is too complicated as it is to add that to the mix. Not because there was one but because it did not seem to have an effect on the action of the characters. Marilyn also has the ability to introduce and intertwine story lines in such a way, and with such a flowing, easy read that each character and their stories connect and provide a review of the last story and an anticipation of the next. They are both a handful but that stepdaughter would make a nun swear! I would not recommend following my lead on this one.
His friends are all over the world. Can Keegan reveal the truth and convince Therese they share something too special to lose-a love that can bring two families together? Therapy, advice from friends, consulting with her pastor, prayer. Spicy enough but not overly so, with a lot besides romance happening, A Man To Hold On To and the characters will capture your heart. This would fit the umbrella of inspirational faith-based fiction, which is not really my cup of tea normally, but I found the religious references not really intrusive or preachy at all. When army Army widow Therese already struggling raising her l Another great read I really enjoy Marilyn Pappano's books, her Tallgrass novels display the depth and compassion of the human spirit. I haven't read the first yet and had no difficulty or confusion while reading this one.
Very well written and I'm looking forward to the third installment in this series. Paul cheating on Therese and her reaction to it or should I say her non-reaction to it. All they need is a fresh start, and Tallgrass, Oklahoma, could be the perfect new beginning. Not because she was worried but because she was proud. They are all struggling to rebuild their lives and go forward and the love and friendship of the others help keep them going. What begins as a friendship soon ignites into something far more and gives him the courage to be the kind of man-and father-he always dreamt he could be. Despite the potential complications, Keegan is immediately drawn to Therese…for more than one reason.
I can see why he wanted to get rid of Mariah, there were no ties there. I thought they were the best things about the story, which took me by surprise. But his secret still stands between them. The travel and research some books require. All in all, I thought this part of the storyline was very well done and the final resolution was not as dramatic as I thought it would be.
She just needed courage and sanity and peace. I just couldn't understand it. To view it, Tallgrass has quickly become one of my favorite series. He has kept an emotional distance from the child and that has had the expected result on their relationship. All they need is a fresh start, and Tallgrass, Oklahoma, could be the perfect new beginning.
Readers were introduced to these army families in the first book, which focused on one of the relationships. An unexpected inheritance and the chance to meet relatives she never knew existed has her heading to the charming town of Magnolia Harbor. His search leads him to Tallgrass and to a beautiful brunette widow who has no idea her husband was ever unfaithful. Marilyn gives us a vast array of characters besides Therese and Keegan, and it was a bit confusing at first until I got all the characters straight in my head. None of them are happy, and Therese is feeling the stress of her living situation.
I highly recommend this book. Tantalizing glimpses of Jessy Lawrence and Dalton Smith neatly set up the next book in Tallgrass series, and I must confess, I am very eager to read their story. But his secret still stands between them. Marilyn Pappano weaves all of the various story arcs in A Man to Hold on To into an emotional and heartfelt novel of love, loss and new beginnings. In this latest installment centered around a close-knit group of war widows, Therese Matheson and Keegan Logan are facing difficult decisions about the children unexpectedly left in their care.
But no way should Abby have gotten away with that without suffering some type of consequence and she also never apologized for it either. So in conclusion, just a few questions left in my head, but its minor compared to how I enjoyed the book and the writing of this author is someone I will definitely be looking at again. When they arrived back from their visit to their mother, there were some positive changes in Jacob. Can Keegan reveal the truth and convince Therese they share something too special to lose-a love that can bring two families together? I fell in immediate love with both Keegan and Therese. Having a man who is willing to do anything to defend his country falling in love with a girl who is willing to risk him as he is torn between doing what he believes in and being with his girl is poignant. She's left New York City to visit the Wind River Ranch, where Roan is a wrangler, and just as he can pick up a horse's mood, he can feel the tension coming off her body. Therese has made a home for them, despite the fact that Abby and Jacob would prefer that she disappear from their lives.