- File Size: 1746 KB
- Print Length: 336 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Christie Ridgway (July 11, 2017)
- Publication Date: July 11, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0721YFZMK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #77,042 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
One Love (One & Only Book 4) Kindle Edition
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This is another great story by Christie Ridgway. One Love is the fourth book in her “One & Only” series. There are three books ahead of this one, but it can be very easily read as a stand-alone. Even though the other characters are a part of this book, the author gives us enough information that we can enjoy the story without having read the other books.
This is the story of Mac and Zan. Mac and Zan were a couple when they were in high school, and Mac thought they would be together forever. However, one day Zan tells Mac that he is leaving the next day. She is devastated, especially when he doesn’t return for ten years.
In One Love Zan comes back after his grandfather’s death to clean out his prepare it to be sold. He is excited to see Mac and her family, but Mac is not. After ten years, and three engagements, Mac has hardened her heart and refuses to care about anybody again. On the other hand`, Zan wants to pick up from where he left off last time. Unfortunately, as he tells Mac, he plans to leave again and never return again.
I enjoyed this book so much that, the first evening, I couldn’t put it down. At 3:00 A.M. I finally stopped reading and that was only because I was exhausted.
I loved reading this series, although I did not like these characters as much as I did those in the other books. From the beginning, I was very angry at Zan for leaving Mac and never looking back. She so obviously loved him, yet he didn’t seem to notice or care.
Then when he does return and pushes Mac to see him again, he, casually, explains that he is leaving again and, and, this time he will never return.
I wanted to shake Zan him for being so blind about Mac. Eventually, we find out the reasons for his behavior, and Mac understands why he feels this way and, willingly, forgives him. Unfortunately, I don’t. Obviously, Ms. Ridgway is so masterful at creating such realistic characters, that I found it difficult to excuse his actions.
Mac, on the other hand is a fantastic character. She is an independent, strong, caring woman who always puts her brother’s and sisters’ needs ahead of her own. However, many times during this story, I want to shake her, also. When Zan returns, she has plenty of times when she can profess her love and explain how hurt she was when he left for ten years. Yet, she refuses to say anything because she insists that she stay strong and keep her pride.
I, also, love two secondary characters, Ash and Tilda. Their romance parallels the lives of Mac and Ash. They are happily in love until his father reveals some bitter news to Ash. At that point, Ash plans to leave Tilda and the town forever just as Zan did.
I enjoyed this story, and, I highly recommend, not only this book, but the entire series.
Talk about holding a grudge. I think Mackenzie is the president of the grudge-holding club. I kept singing “Let it go. Let it go.” through the whole book. Then the “woe is me” came into play and I just wanted to slap her upside the head. She knew, he told her he was leaving and, yet, she couldn’t forgive him for leaving. When he comes back into her life, she doesn’t listen, doesn’t even try to understand, just treats him like dirt. I get it, she had her heart broken, she is afraid of the feelings she still has for him, she doesn’t want to lose her heart just to have him leave town again. But, she asks him to keep a secret that could ultimately destroy her family or could very well be their salvation.
Zan knows he messed up but there is nothing that could have kept him in Blue Arrow Lake. He had a wandering soul, could not afford to have anyone get close to him for fear that they would just leave and never come back. It was better if he just left even though he knew he would be hurting the people who treated him as one of their own. He’s back, not for long, just to settle his grandfather’s estate. He had no idea that he would see HER so soon and couldn’t help himself when he saw her standing there alone, swaying to the music. He couldn’t help himself when he saw her in the dinner. He couldn’t help himself when he woke from his illness and found her in his kitchen. He couldn’t help himself when he kissed her, told her he would keep the secret under his conditions. Now, he’s paying for his actions, he’s fighting his heart, he’s fighting for the girl that he lost and wants back.
The Walker Family is wonderful, loving, caring and open. They know that Zan broke Mac but, they also know that he was one of them. It’s time he remembers what he lost when he left and what he still has in Blue Arrow Lake. Through their persistence, love and understanding, Zan knows where he belongs and, it’s not “down the hill”.
Even though Mac drove me nuts, I loved One Love. Christie Ridgway did a wonderful job of showing us all sides of Mac and Zan. She wove the family into the picture, seamlessly. She made us understand why Zaz left and why Mac couldn’t forgive him. As she lets us into their past and present, Ms. Ridgway showed us exactly what forgiveness is, loving is and that the past should not define who we are today. Live with it, learn from it, look ahead to the future.
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