In Love’s Blessing: A Clear Creek Legacy, widow Jenna McDowell, and medically discharged soldier Riel (Gabriel) Shepard meet at his grandfather’s Cooper Ranch near Sweet Grove, Texas. They both came to the ranch to heal from their individual heartbreaks. Time and help from their family and pastor finds them healing, falling in love, and ready to marry each other.
In Love’s Double Blessing, to Love’s Blessing, as Jenna and Riel plan their December wedding and remodel an old ranch house, their lives are instantly changed by a call from a police officer. Jenna’s friends die in an auto accident and she’s named the guardian for their children, six-year-old Amie, and four-year-old RJ.
Because of Riel’s PTSD, caused by a military accident in Afghanistan which involved a child’s death, Jenna doesn’t believe Riel can handle an instant family. She calls off the wedding, so Riel doesn’t have to raise the children.
But Riel bonds with the children and wants to be their new father. Can Riel convince Jenna to marry him? Doesn’t this situation count as a “for better or worse” their pastor had been counseling them about?