This is my favorite book in this series. These characters find their happy-ever-after at an age I call middle-of-the-day age– not the twilight of life age. I know so many people marrying in their 70s and 80s. Love is Ageless. So are God’s promises. Connie Lewis Lenord is good at sharing the promises of God. In this book, she shares the Promise that God will give us the desires of our hearts.
Deidre Andrews fell in love with Roberto Cordova as a teenager, following him on her family’s ranch and at school. He taught her about honesty, character, and integrity, making her believe in herself and showering her with true, unconditional, unselfish love. However, he never wrote back to her letters. After Roberto returned from serving in the Vietnam War, he attempted to reconnect with Deidre and find out why she never responded, only to discover that she had gotten married and started a family. Roberto also got married and had children, but now that his wife has passed away and his children are grown, he is free to pursue his long-lost love.
Deidre, who had two failed marriages, is determined to fight for her dream. She plans a reunion and invites Roberto, who is now a successful rancher. At seventy, Deidre realizes that most of her life has passed, but she wants to spend the rest of it with Roberto. They are both old enough to make their own decisions, and nobody can stop them. Or can they? Roberto Cordova had loved Deidre Andrews, the ranch owner’s daughter since they were young, but their passion could have overwhelmed them. Roberto had joined the Army and went to Vietnam, planning to marry Deidre once they were old enough to make their own decisions, without her parents’ approval.https://amzn.to/45PinMZ
This is the best in Connie Leonard Lewis’s In Texas series. Roberto is such a lovable character. The plot is solid in this book and full of action in a clean story that lifts up God’s grace. In this story of God giving his children the desires of their hearts, the reader is reminded of the conditions.
“Trust [rely on and have confidence] in the Lord and do good;
Dwell in the land and feed [securely] on His faithfulness.”
Your Action – Trust… rely… Do good… Dwell in the place where you can stay close…
“Delight yourself in the Lord,
And He will give you the desires and petitions of your heart.”
Your Action – Delight…
“Commit your way to the Lord;
Trust in Him also and He will do it.”
More Action: Commit … Trust in Him