Date: May 2003
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Notes: Explicit Content
Silhouette, No. 1222
His eyes told a story of sorrow .
Dorsey arrived at Ranch Milagro intent on filling a teaching vacancy.
Ranch Milagro was known as a place where miracles occurred, for
it was a foster home that had turned the hopes and dreams of the
occupants into a reality. He, himself, was in search of a miracle-two
years prior, he was involved in a school bombing that had claimed
the lives of five children. He had been honored as a hero because
he was able to save ten from the fiery inferno that quickly engulfed
the school. The scars he wore and the restless dreams that haunted
his thoughts were constant reminders of how he had failed to rescue
all that were involved in the tragic incident. He was surprised
that the person who would be interviewing him was Corrie Stratton,
a former radio journalist. Unknown to her, he was very aware of
her voice, for its soothing tone had been the much-needed medicine
that was able to get him through the worst of the countless skin
graphs and surgeries that he had endured. Had fate brought these
two kindred spirits together to help heal and rebuild what was left
of their shattered lives?
Her voice was the key to his salvation
. . .
Stratton had first hand knowledge of how it felt to be placed in
a foster home for she had been orphaned at a very young age. With
the help of three college friends with similar backgrounds, she
had purchased and created Ranch Milagro. She wanted it to be a place
to give a deserving orphan a place to call home. She knew she and
her friends did not have the proper education to instruct the children.
They made the decision to hire a teacher. Corrie was very selective
about who she chose to fill this position. She was determined to
find someone who shared the same vision that she had for the future
of Ranch Milagro. When Mack Dorsey arrived, she immediately recognized
someone who was in need of saving-for his soul cried out for salvation.
Would Ranch Milagro have enough magic to put happiness back into
his life? Or would he forever be a prisoner to live a life trapped
in his tragic past?
Tracy outdid herself when she wrote At Close Range. This book refused
to leave my hands once I started it. She masterfully was able to
allow me to feel the heartfelt emotions as they so rapidly occurred.
This is the type of book that you don't want to see end, but when
it does you find yourself craving more! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.