Tuesday, May 21, 2019

THE TEXAN'S SECRET DAUGHTER by Jolene Navarro, Reviewed by Trixi Oberembt

“God had given him a second chance. He might not deserve it, but he wasn't going to waste it.”~pg. 121

I understand all too well what alcoholism can do to a family. It tears apart the very core that glues everything together. Growing up with a dad who drank and eventually found AA, I know it takes one small step at a time to overcome the mire and muck. This story especially touched me because I know what a struggle that can be for the alcoholic. When Elijah lost everything that he loved and hit rock bottom, it woke him up to the realization that he needed help. Not only from people in his life, but more importantly from God who can change him from the inside. Dedicating his life to the Lord, hard work, and wise counsel from trusted friends, he was able to take those steps to become the kind of man he should have been years ago. His ex-wife Jazmine re-entering his life and introducing their daughter Rosemarie to him rocks his world even more. He knows he has six years to make up for and prove he's not the same man. Will she see him for what he is now, or are the hurts too big of an obstacle to overcome?

Forgiveness plays a major role in this story. Not only of oneself, but of those who have hurt us in the past. Realizing that we are no longer bound by past mistakes if we ask it of God is probably one of the hardest lessons to learn. Jazmine and Elijah have come to a crossroad and must find a way to move past it. This was an emotional story, one that has many hard things in their past to overcome. I think Rosemarie helped soften the blows of life and had a part in healing these two hearts. It was a wonderful journey to see them become a wholly complete family! I think Jolene Navarro dealt with real life issues head on with grace and showing that through God, He can heal and restore!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and was under no obligation to leave a positive review. All opinions are my own. *

BackCover Blurb:
Can this rancher make up for his past?A Cowboys of Diamondback Ranch romance

Turning his life around was the hardest thing Elijah De La Rosa ever had to do—until his ex-wife, Jazmine Daniels, returns with their young daughter he didn’t know existed. Now this successful rancher will do anything to be a good father. But can he forgive himself for the past…and turn their second chance into a family for always?

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a powerful story, ladies. Thanks! Great review Trixi.
    I definitely will pick this one up. I'm a big fan of Jolene's writing!


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