Leaving Noah is the heartwarming story of Noah Parker, an older rugged cowboy, and Connie MacKay, a recently widowed flower shop owner. When the two meet, they are both at a crossroads in their lives, unsure of what the future holds.
After a few of decades of working ranches throughout the northwest and Canada, Noah heads home to Rock Creek Ranch in Paradise Valley, Montana, to stay—maybe. That all depends on the reception he gets from family once he arrives.
When a rodeo accident leaves Rock Creek Ranch shorthanded, Connie travels from South Dakota to visit her daughter and help the Rock Creek cowboys round up their cattle. Raised on a cattle ranch and comfortable in the saddle, she is determined to help—even at the caution of her grown sons.
Connie and Noah gravitate toward each other, until an unfortunate situation gives Connie pause. It’s only been a little over a year since her husband’s death, and no matter how attracted she might be to the rough stock cowboy, she can’t let herself get swept away by Noah’s charm and old-fashioned cowboy ethics. She returns to South Dakota immediately after the roundup--without a word to him.
Noah is devastated. On one hand, he understands Connie’s hesitation. But he also knows he loves her and doesn’t want to live out the rest of his days alone. Following her to South Dakota is not the answer, so he tries another tack—old fashioned love letters designed to woo her heart.
As they write letters to each other, a deep and enduring connection unravels between them.
Leaving Noah is a heartwarming tale of second chances, seasoned romance, and the power of the written word.