Book Review: The Outlaw*s Second Chance by Angie Dicken


"Instead of upheaving his secret past, she'd unveiled his dependence on God's grace. And for some reason, that was enough.."

Title: The Outlaw's Second Chance
Author: Angie Dicken
Publisher:  Love Inspired Historical
Audio Release Date:  September 5, 2017
Genre: Historical Fiction

Renegade on the run

When Cort Stanton and Aubrey Huxley try to claim the same land in the Oklahoma Land Run, Cort offers a deal—one that could help him keep his freedom. After taking the blame for his brother’s crime, Cort needs to lie low, so he gives Aubrey the land for her horse ranch…if she’ll hire him. Now he just has to avoid growing too close to the gorgeous seamstress, who can never know his secret.


Aubrey refuses to depend on any man, even one as handsome and kind as Cort. Yet, as they work together to make her dream a reality, it’s impossible to imagine life on the prairie without him. And though Aubrey knows Cort has secrets that stand between them, she can’t help but wish she could stake a claim on his heart.



MY THOUGHTS

The Outlaw's Second Chance by Angie Dicken impressed this reader with a very well thought-out premise. He attempts to outrun his past, while she try to run towards a future that stemmed from the past. I love how it's a message of seeking their own dreams, not others, but also trying to find their own identity in God's eyes. There's much to say about striving for a dream that God had placed in our hearts, a dream that is solely ours. The message beautifully choregraphed throughout.

Our main characters have that spark that I enjoy in books, and in this novel, their spark also gave their character strength. It contintued to developed through the pages, allowing readers to really get to know them. Yet, I think in many aspects, I wished for a little more about others. Surprising for sure, even for me. I think it's because the author penned quite a solid setting that I wish to know more about others in the area. In all, The Outlaw's Second Chance doesn't need a second chance, it's just right the way it is and readers better grab it the first chance they get.

". . . always admit when I'm wrong. . . it was a safeguard to fewer mistakes in the future."


Disclaimer: I received a digital copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Angie Dicken credits her love of story to reading British literature during life as a military kid in Cambridgeshire, England. Now living in the U.S., she's an ACFW member, a blog contributor to the Writer's Alley, a baseball mom, and a self-proclaimed foodie. Two of her historical romance novels comprise her Fall 2017 debut: The Outlaw’s Second Chance, in September, and My Heart Belongs in Castle Gate, Utah, in November. She also writes historical and contemporary fiction. You can connect with her on social media and learn about upcoming releases at www.angiedicken.com.



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