FROM TEXAS, WITH LOVE
A while back, someone asked me if I had ever seen a bumper sticker that totally summed up my philosophy on life. I confess I had to think about it for a while. I couldn’t say if I had or hadn’t. But if I were going to design a bumper sticker for my car, I think it would read: LIFE IS MESSY. DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE MESS.
That advice is especially on point for Will McCabe, and Samantha Holmes.
Will suffered through a betrayal and divorce that left him feeling that maybe he wasn’t cut out for marriage after all. Samantha had given up on ever living happily-ever-after when tragedy ripped her family apart. Both figured as long as they kept all their defenses up, they wouldn’t ever be unhappy again. That was, until they met each other.
Will knew Samantha needed his help, even though Samantha did not want to take it.
Samantha knew she could commission the inherently gallant Will to keep her way-too-intrusive-and-determined brother Howard at bay, but only if she let Will closer. Temporarily, of course.
Howard asked Will to do everything he could to entertain and keep Samantha in Laramie—at least for the week of Howard’s wedding.
Three people, all working at cross purposes. Three people who ended up loving—and helping-- each other despite all the odds. Three people who just might become family in the end. Along with Howard’s bride, Molly, and all of Will’s family, and the friends and neighbors from Laramie, Texas they meet along the way.
I hope you enjoy this latest visit to the fictional town of Laramie, Texas as much as I did.
Cathy Gillen Thacker