Actress Crytal McCord gave up the closeness of her big family in order to make a name for herself on the New York City stage. But when life in the Big Apple turns sour, she follows a country road back to her parents Arkansas ranch.The last thing she expects to find in cowboy country is a new leading man. Still, she can’t help but imagine handsome rancher Jeremy Buchanan in the role. Unfortunately, Jeremy’s been burned by Crystal’s type before. Or has he? Every time he thinks he knows her, the multi-faceted woman surprises him. Will the reluctant pair allow their hearts to guide them, or will their common stubborn pride keep them miles apart?
This story seems fairly straightforward, but has such an undercurrent of deep meaning: God’s faithfulness in the middle of hurt, the ache of continue grief, freedom in forgiveness, and the foolishness of assumptions. Both Crystal and Jeremy suffer from false assumptions about the other, but Christine Lynxwiler plays it off well, with enough drama to keep the story sincere and enough humor to keep it palpable.
My favorite scene involves a black bag and a pregnant cow. 🙂