Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Outer Edge of Heaven by Jaclyn M. Hawkes

Montana truly is heavenly. Especially a certain handsome rancher. Her parents want a clout wielding attorney, safely enthroned in an appropriately high end Mercedes sedan and a tailored business suit. She just wants to teach kindergarten. When her "all-powerful" parents actually choose her future husband, who just happens to be a divorce lawyer named Elroy, Charlie opts out and heads for Big Sky Country. After all, who marries a divorce lawyer? She and her best friend Fo, who have been buddies since the third grade, go to work on his cousin's sprawling ranch in the heart of the Montana Rockies. Filled with colorful characters of all shapes, sizes and species, including an orphaned baby pig, most of the Langston family put the fun in dysfunctional, -give or take a couple of black sheep. There's one in every family, isn't there? Add to that glorious scenery, a horse of her own, and one extremely attractive cousin rancher, Luke Langston, and it makes for a summer never to be forgotten. Which might not be a good thing. She has the time of her life, but her heart may never recover. Once again, Jaclyn M. Hawkes spins a tale filled with a deft mix of humor, romance, and tension that will leave you wishing that she'd kept on writing.
Paperback: 269 pages
Publisher: Brigham Distributing (August 3, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0615517773
ISBN-13: 978-0615517773

My Review:The Outer Edge of Heaven by Jaclyn M. Hawkes


I liked the plot of this story. The humor was funny. The characters were likeable and still had faults and good points.

Charlie goes with her best friend Fo to work at his family ranch in Montana instead of going home after she graduates from collage and standing up for what she wants against her parents. Fo's relatives are surprised when his best friend since he was young is actually a girl.

Charlie wants to be a teacher someday. She is smart, talented, strong except when facing her parents. They want her to be a lawyer and have picked out her future husband Elroy. She is single and does not plan to marry a divorce lawyer her parents have chosen for her.

Luke is running his family ranch helping his father. He is surprised to find Charlie is a girl. He has to figure out where he can put her. He really says they need help with the children. Luke is engaged to be married.

Jamie is 2 years old and cute sounding little boy.
Evie and Elsa are four and five years old
Tuckett is 14 years old

Chase is the oldest. He works out a lot and chases the girls. He does as little as he can.

Chase and Luke's mother died. Tuckett's mother left his father when he was only 6. Richard's third marriage is not happy.

Charlie is strong and makes a difference with everyone. Stepping into help with the little ones. Just like Luke asked for help. If only she can stand up to her parents.

These characters have real problems that a lot of people are facing. Dealing with moral problems, stalkers, teens smoking, unwed pregnancy.

I like reading Jaclyn M. Hawkes books and will continue reading them.

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