At the heart of If Wishes Were Horses is "turning points": a car accident that leaves two families in disarray, re-starting a program as a way to reach out, and dealing with a long-term disease. It is also a story about grief, forgiveness, love, hope, and moving on.
Even though some of the elements - primarily Wyatt Blaine losing his wife and son, while Gabby Powers loses her husband and has a son - may seem like "merely" plot points, Mr. Barclay does not handle them in a trite manner and everything meshes wonderfully to provide a great story.
Look forward to reading more of Robert Barclay's books in the future.
In this unforgettable novel of love, hope and second chances, a grieving man's personal plan for redemption is suddenly and unexpectedly turned upside down . . .
If Wishes Were Horses
Wyatt Blaine's life has been touched by unbearable sorrow, and he realizes the only way out is to reach out. So he revives his late wife's horse therapy program by opening the gates of the Blaine family ranch to troubled kids, never imagining he'd come face to face with the woman he irrationally blames for everything-Gabby Powers, widow of the man responsible for Wyatt's pain. Still, when she tearfully asks him to help her troubled son, he surprises himself by saying yes.
He's even more surprised by the attraction he feels for this determined, but gentle, woman. He tries to tell himself she's part of a painful past he wants only to forget. But love has a way of making its own plans, and little by little, Wyatt allows himself to see what his heart already knows-that his greatest wish will be to spend the rest of his life with Gabby.