CFBA Review: Firefly Summer by:Kathleen Y’Barbo

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingFirefly SummerRedbud Press (June 23, 2015)byKathleen Y’Barbo

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

RITA and Carol award nominee Kathleen Y’Barbo is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than forty novels, novellas, and young adult books. In all, more than one million copies of her books are currently in print in the US and abroad, and her books have been translated into Dutch, German, and Spanish, to name a few.

Kathleen is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. She holds a BBA from Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School and a certification in Paralegal Studies, and is a former member of the Texas Bar Association’s Paralegal Division.

A tenth-generation Texan, Kathleen Y’Barbo has four children of her own as well as seven bonus kids she gladly inherited when she married her own hero in combat boots (read about their real-life romance here!). Kathleen is proud to be a military wife, even if it did mean giving up her Texas drivers license.

ABOUT THE BOOK

A new cowboy romance from award-winning author Kathleen Y’Barbo.

Trey’s biggest challenge isn’t performing surgery…it’s restoring Sessa’s heart!

Artist Sessa Chambers may never recover from losing her prodigal son. Even as she grieves the tragic decisions that led to his death, and left her with a toddler to raise, she’s asked to work on her dream project—restoring carousel horses for the Smithsonian. But she can’t do it on her own…

Dr. Trey Brown can’t pick up a scalpel again. Yes, he acted in self-defense, but the events of that awful night haunt him. He was trained to save lives, not take them. When he goes to the young man’s widowed mother to apologize, she’s not at all what he expected. For one thing, she’s not as alone as he thought—not with the fearsome ladies of the Pies, Books, and Jesus Book Club in her corner. For another, she’s beautiful, and being in her presence is more jolting than any eight-second bronco ride from his former rodeo days. Before he knows it, she’s captured his heart as easily as they capture the fireflies gracing Sessa’s Texas ranch.

How can they overcome their past to embrace a future together?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Firefly Summer, go HERE.

My Review:
Artist Sessa Chambers believed her life would be both beautiful and simple but  that all changes when her dear husband dies. Left to take care of  her son, she finds herself screaming for help. Years later, a girl arrives on her door step, claiming to know her son. The girl leaves Sessa with the decision of a lifetime. Take in the granddaughter she never knew she had? Or never see her again. The decision is hard to make and is one that will halter the life of everyone involved. Soon Sessa finds herself in a familiar predicament, when her son is murder.

Dr. Trey Brown may never be able to operate again. Two years after the incident, Trey is found innocent of all charges, but how is he ever going to be able to live with it playing over and over in his mind. He returns to his old job, but it doesn’t feel the same. Talking to an old colleague, he soon finds himself in a counselor’s office, who believes he should talk to the boy’s mother. He can’t be serious.

Soon Trey and Sessa begin working on Sessa’s Ranch Farm, which brings them closer. But can they put the past behind and focus on the future, their future?

Firefly Summer is an amazing novel, full of love, hurt, and God’s ultimate healing. I really loved this book, Kathleen  Y’Barbo is an epic author. I can’t wait to see what she writes next.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from CFBA.

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