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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tempered Joy



Tempered Joy by Pamela S. Thibodeaux
Publisher: ComStar Media LLC
genre: Contemporary, Inspirational
Length: Full
Heat Level: Sweet
Book Rating: 5 Books
Reviewed by Gloxina

All around rodeo cowboy and heir to the Rockin’ H Ranch, Ace Harris is determined not to fall in love. He’s only loved one woman in his life, his mother, and no one can even come close to filling her boots. Lexie Morgan thinks rodeo cowboys have rocks for brains and a death wish for a soul. A broken childhood and the death of her father and best friend leave her doubting and questioning God (despite her years of religious upbringing) and afraid of love. Can two young people who clash from the onset learn to trust in the healing power of God and find love and happiness amidst tragedy and grief?

The title of the book is truly what it is about. The struggles and hardships of life happen in this book. It is real for real people.

I found myself so caught up in the story it was hard to lay it down. I kept it right by my computer to read continually. One of my daughter's favorite sayings is "Life happens- deal with it." This book shows how so many dealt with what life brought their way and hung on to their faith or found their faith.

I totally was not prepared for the ending. When you get to it, get a box of tissues (seriously). I had tears running down my face because I had gotten so caught up with the characters. There were tears hoping everything would end okay and tears of joy at the end.

Beautifully written.