Reviewed by Rel Mollet
Leave It to Chance by
"...a gem -- beautifully drawn characters with genuine struggles teamed with solid writing and an engaging plot..."
Sierra Montgomery can't imagine anything else making her life more complicated than it already is. Her former husband is unreliable with financial assistance and keeping his promises to their three children. Moving back to her mother's home where Mom’s love smothers and advice hurts is humiliating, and Sierra’s faith in God is so low it may never recover. But nothing prepares her for the bequest she receives from the estate of a woman she barely knew – an ageing grey gelding called Chance. Driven by her childhood fear of horses, Sierra is determined to sell the huge animal despite the joy and hope he generates in her children.
At the request of a friend, Ross Morgan agrees to house Chance in his empty paddock, striking up a friendship with Sierra's brokenhearted son, Braden. Working overtime to establish his landscaping business, Ross has little time for the complications a woman like Sierra could bring yet her compassion and tenacity despite the odds draws him to her. Yet sometimes life has a habit of getting in the way of the best intentions, as Sierra and Ross discover.
Sherri Sand's debut novel is a gem – beautifully drawn characters with genuine struggles teamed with solid writing and an engaging plot make her an author to watch. Sierra represents the many single mums striving to create a loving and stable environment for their children while Braden, Emery and Trevor epitomize children in the midst of pain they don't understand. In Ross, Sherri has created a great hero, not perfect but seeking to follow God's call on his life. Leave It To Chance is genuine storytelling at its best, leaving your heart warmed and your spirit uplifted.
Rel Mollet is a lawyer, wife and mother of three young daughters and lives in Melbourne, Australia. Reading has been her passion since childhood. She is a Book Club Co-ordinator and has her own website ~ relzreviewz ~ dedicated to reviews and author interviews with the sole aim to support authors writing from a Christian worldview. She believes Sir Francis Bacon's (1561 - 1626) creed, "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body".