I'd always pick Texas hands down over New York, but that's just me!
Reed Garrison, your typical Texas cowboy, was indeed a very charming man. Why any girl would choose New York City over him is beyond me! Not only has he made his own way and been able to buy some of the land his family worked when he was a child, but he also helped his ex-girlfriend's father - who was practically family since he grew up on his ranch - with his own work.
April Maxwell had to come home because her father was dying. He'd taken up some self-destructive behaviors of drinking and smoking after April's mother died suddenly in a tragic plane accident. April didn't help matters any when she ran away to NYC shortly afterwards, leaving her father completely alone.
It's not long before Reed and April realize they still love each other very much. Only April is so confused that she doesn't know what she wants. This was a story of showing the struggles a woman faces as she watches her father slowly and painfully die. This is about a man who stands by her through thick and thin. This was a sweet, simple story where two people find their way back to each other. The book is pretty short - probably half the size as most Love Inspired books. But the story is just as sweet.
The only thing that really bothered me was her father's finding the Lord before he died. April was worried about it, then the author seemed to drop and and decide he had settled matters and was heaven bound. I'm not sure a conversion experience happened unless they were able to see a peace or something - maybe I missed that...