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I love this Ari McKay story! Finding Forgiveness is a fantastic historical romance.
Gil has been sent to the Bent Oak Ranch by his father after his ex-lover committed suicide. He plans to just keep his head down, get his work done, and count the days until he can leave. He never expected to find acceptance, or love.
Gil arrives as a man who feels guilty and worthy of his penance. With the help of those at the ranch, he learns that everyone has problems, it's just important to realize you can survive them. The scene where Matt talks to Gil about this is just spectacular.
Ends up that Bent Oak Ranch is a special place. Everyone is welcome, and everyone's accepted. And soon Gil can't imagine returning home to stuffy and proper Boston.
This story is full of guilt, hurts, insecurities, self-doubts, and healing, in addition to romance and love. Gil and Matt are sweet together, and work hard for their relationship to be a long time thing. The writing is compelling and enjoyable, as Ari McKay expertly transports us into this historical time period.
The big thing throughout this story is family. Family doesn't have to be biological. And if you have the chance to be a part of a family, accept that chance and embrace that love.
Overall, Finding Forgiveness is a tender and wonderful time period romance by Ari McKay.
Arionrhod is an avid costumer, knitter, and all-around craft fiend, as well as a professional systems engineer. Mother of two human children and two dachshunds who think they are human, she is a voracious reader with wildly eclectic tastes, devouring romance novels, military science fiction, horror stories and Shakespeare with equal glee. She is currently preparing for the zombie apocalypse.
McKay is an English teacher who has been writing for one reason or another most of her life. She also enjoys knitting, reading, cooking, and playing video games. She has been known to knit in public. Given she has the survival skills of a gnat, she’s relying on Arionrhod to help her survive the zombie apocalypse.