by Lori Copeland
Harvest House Publishers
About the Story
When Cade Kolby rode his horse out of town hot on the trail of a wanted man, he didn't wonder how he would leave the bounty hunter lifestyle behind.Now the deaths of his sister and brother-in-law prompt a return visit and Cade once again sees Zoe, the fiery redhead he left so many years ago. He promised Zoe he'd come back. Seeing the beauty that has grown both inside and out, watching her love the children his sister left behind, Cade wonders anew why he never did return. Yet a bounty hunter cannot form the kind of ties he now desires. Wanted men will only see his loved ones as pawns to hurt Cade.
So Cade must walk away again, this time from both the woman he loves and his sister's children. There's no other way. Or is there?
I love heading to the Wild West with Lori Copeland. I always enjoy her characters and the story she weaves around their lives. I haven't met a Copeland novel I haven't liked!
Cade Kolby is headed home after his sisters death. He has his neices and nephews that he has to find a home for and a young lady he'd loved and left for a life as a bounty hunter. It's not astonishing that he will have a lot on his plate when he gets "home".
Zoe has been taking care of Addy's children since she'd died and desperately wanted to keep them. The only issue would be Cade and she was so mad at him for leaving her 15 yrs prior she had no interest in seeing him other than to get custody of the children. Then Cade could leave and they could all get on with their lives.
Of course, nothing is as easy as that! Cade comes back and Zoe sees that he's even more handsome than when he left. Cade sees that Zoe has grown into a lovely young woman! The two of them did their best to keep their thoughts only toward the children. The children are smitten with their uncle and love spending every moment with them. Cade didn't realize how quickly he would be come attached to them. Finding a home for them wouldn't be easy.
It was fun watching the spark between Cade and Zoe. I was frustrated that Cade never truly (even in the end) seemed to accept that he had broken a promise to Zoe and broken her heart. He said he was sorry for not coming back, but still seemed to blame Zoe for marrying while he was gone and not writing to him. Like Zoe had said, she wanted Cade to come back because he wanted to, not because she'd made him. I think every lady here would agree that we'd wonder for the rest of our lives if he came back for us, or out of a sense of obligation. To me, Cade never really got that in his heart.
Aside from that, I loved the story! The town came together to take care of their own, when people got sick and when bad guys came to town. Zoe was so determined to take care of Addy's children and loved them fiercely. Like Zoe, I kept waiting to see if Cody would actually leave! There some really funny moments throughout A Kiss for Cade. I think Pop was one of my favorite characters.
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About the Author
Lori Copeland is the author of more than 90 titles, both historical and contemporary fiction. With more than 3 million copies of her books in print, she has developed a loyal following among her rapidly growing fans in the inspirational market. She has been honored with the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, The Holt Medallion, and Walden Books' Best Seller award. In 2000, Lori was inducted into the Missouri Writers Hall of Fame. She lives in the beautiful Ozarks with her husband, Lance, and their three children and five grandchildren.