Chance's Return: Softcover
When prodigal son, Chance McCord, returns home to the North Star ranch, he faces a tragic past and a family divided. When young widow, Casey Girard, decides to spend the summer working on the North Star near the Grand Tetons of Wyoming, she doesn't expect to meet such a man as Chance, nor to fall so completely in love with him. They both must learn to trust in each other. Can Casey's faith and love truly bring Chance home?
There was only the hum of the engine then and the soft swishing of the tires on the still wet pavement. Casey didn’t try to make conversation but drove along in silence, wondering if a man like Chance McCord could ever believe in rainbows and promises.
She turned onto the dirt two track that led to the North Star and rattled across the first cattle grate. She jumped when Chance broke the silence.
“You can let me off here.”
Casey glanced at him, puzzled. “But it’s still two miles to the house. It might rain again.”
“I’ve walked farther and in worse weather. The day I left this ranch I walked down this drive. I know how long it is.”
Casey had to wonder—what had made Chance leave? Why had he stayed away so long? The questions stayed in her mind even after Chance slipped away from Jamie and moved stiffly from the truck, pausing only to gather his gear from the back.
Before closing the door, he bent down and peered across the seat at Casey. “Thanks for the lift. I’d appreciate it if you didn’t mention this to anyone.”
Casey nodded. When he stepped away from the truck, she drove on, but she couldn’t help glancing in the rearview mirror. The saddle and duffel bag still sat on the side of the road, and Chance stood beside them, staring out toward the mountains they’d left behind them. Would he even show up at the North Star? Or would the wanderlust that had once led him from here take him away again?