A new author to me, Sharon Gillenwater, has become a new favorite author of mine! "Jenna's Cowboy," the first book in The Callahans of Texas, is a delightful mix of family relationships, love, hurt, forgiveness and dealing with PTSD. The line on the back of the book sums it all up: "Can you ever get a second chance at your first love?"
Jenna is living back at home as a partner on the family's ranch with her young son following a divorce to her pro football husband. Re-enter into her life a man who Jenna always cared for, but never knew that he felt the same way back in high school. Nate was told he was not good enough for Jenna then, will things be different this time? However, Nate has just returned from active duty in the military and is struggling with nightmares and his memories of this time overseas.
Gillenwater shares a realistic story that can be related to in today's time. I was immediately drawn into the story in the first chapter and it was hard to put down. The family dynamics and everyday life are so real that is so easy to feel as if you are in Texas as a part of this close-knit family and town. Once you arrive at Callahan Crossing you are not going to want to leave! I am looking forward to other books in this series!