Wind River Valley, Wyoming is an awesome place! This area of Wyoming is filled with many large ranches that are operated by veterans of the US Armed Forces. Wind River Ranch is owned by a lovely couple who are proud of their outstanding record to hire vets with PTSD. Their foreman, Jake, must move his mother to the ranch for rehabilitation and healing following hip surgery. The word is put out for a nurse to be found for the short term job of being his mother’s caregiver. A newly detached nurse, Lily, who has a terrible case of PTSD is picked for the job. The story is about Jake and Lily’s relationship. I have read all of Ms. McKenna’s Wind River series. This one is number seven and I think that it’s one of my favorites. The author’s insight and dedication to presenting PTSD to the reader is admirable and successful. She spends time with meticulous descriptions of emotions and physical trauma that bring the reader to an in-depth understanding and realization of this disorder. This story had characters that were realistic and captivating who allowed this reader to actually “feel their pain” and their love! Kudos to Ms. McKenna for her beautifully written story that touched my heart!
Home to Wind River by Lindsay McKenna is available from Zebra, an imprint of Kensington Books. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.