This is such an enjoyable historical romance! I really felt for the characters and all they had gone through in the past. It's understandable why Slade is angry and bitter, but the importance of forgiveness is pointed out, both for Slade to forgive and to accept it from God. I like that the salvation message is clear and that it's emphasized how important prayer is. The romance is wonderful with plenty of romantic moments. The story is well-written and keeps up a good pace. I'm looking forward to her next one! I definitely recommend it if you like historical romance!
This is a beautifully written book about a girl and a cowboy who have a hatred towards each other because of a choice made by their fathers but come to a common understanding. It reminded me of Romeo and Juliet. The story lays the foundation for coming to terms with others choices and finding a way to forgive and forget things that you have no control over. Great and powerful message!
This is the second book of Pam's that I've read, both have been e-books, and I must say that I enjoy her writing. Pam pulls you into the story and you are feeling the anger, love and faith as if you were one of the characters. I don't see any new books coming out by Pam but I will surely be on the lookout for more. I would highly recommend this book as a good read.
When we begin this story, we cannot help, but be drawn to the lovely, hardworking Mariah. She is trying to do what is right, but when Slade comes charging into her life, demanding his rights to her ranch, she does the honorable thing and hands it over in confusion. I imagine you would feel helpless in that situation, she had to earn money for train tickets, support her grandmother and worry about her blind sister away at school.
The characters in this story are real. They each have pain they are dealing with. The romance is light, not too detailed, but the pain is more raw. Slade- guilt and pain from blaming himself for his brother's injuries as well as dealing with the anger from the things his father, the townfolk and others put him through. Mariah- blaming herself for her sister's blindness and wondering why she did not know about her father's issues.
The other characters that are secondary, like Buck, I would love to see a story about him. You could not help but like him. Injured by a wild mustang, he loves animals and had just a gentle heart.
Ms. Hillman makes you finish the book, and want more from her. She makes the story just real enough that you relate to the story in a personal way, without making the story so real that you don't want to read it.
I look forward to reading more of her books as she writes them!