Broken Trails

  • by Bonnie R. Paulson
  • Narrated by Karen Rose Richter
  • 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A lonely cowboy. A woman searching for hope. Can love bring enough healing to carry them through? Nathan Rourke lost almost everything he holds dear. What he still has, he'll do anything to keep. His Montana ranch is not just a place, it's his home and what's left of his family. He's holding his own, making it work. But then high-school sweetheart Emma reappears, and suddenly this cowboy's life is as rough as a ride on an untamed bronc.
Emma Benson left high school without a word to Nate, rather than admit she was too ill to go on. Now she's desperate to prove that she's more than the disease that keeps her dependent on her family and friends. And she craves just one more chance at love. Nate embodies the promise of a life free from the confines of her small world. But will loving her mean he must give up his own freedom?
No matter which path they choose, this young couple will be battling the odds! Saddle up for a ride along Montana trails you'll never forget-lasso your copy of Broken Trails today!


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I absolutely loved listening to this book, I can't wait for book 2. I was captivated from the very beginning and I highly recommend it
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- Pam Richmond

More Than A Romance

Nate Rourke and Emma Benson were high school sweethearts with their whole lives in front of them. Everything changed when Emma's childhood illness returned. She was forced to drop out of school and endure endless rounds of hospital visits. Too proud to admit her illness to Nate, she left him without a word of goodbye.

Since then, Emma's life has been difficult. Her father barely earns enough money to put food on the table, and her hospital bills are crippling the already poverty stricken family. Emma won't allow herself to be a burden on anyone, much less the man she's loved since she was a teen. She put Nate out of her heart, and turns her focus to her health and her family.

Years later, 23 year old Nate is caring for his younger sisters after the death of his parents and struggling to keep his ranch afloat. When Emma storms back into his life, he can't help but hope they might have a chance at friendship. He's desperate to keep her in his life any way he can. But with two younger sisters depending on him, and no way to earn money to save his ranch, nothing about his future is clear.

This wasn't a light and frothy romance read, the characters faced real life challenges. In a market saturated with billionaire romances, it was refreshing to read a romance about the obstacles facing families in rural communities, from hospital bills to the lack of work in a small town. This was very much a character driven book. Nate and Emma were well drawn, and they felt like people I wanted to comfort in person. The way Nate made Emma feel needed was touching. Emma's battle with her own self-worth was realistic and well written.

The narration was done well, the pace and delivery were perfect and the narrator was able to convey the character's personalities well. I was provided a copy of the audiobook in exchange for an honest review, and I'll be keeping an eye out for more by the author and narrator.
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- HeatherY

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-15-2017
  • Publisher: Captiva Publishing, LLC