To save their father from debtor's prison, three gently bred daughters sell themselves into servitude in America. Rose Harwood, auctioned off to the highest bidder in Virginia, is now the bondswoman of a grubby trader. Will she survive the trek deep into Indian Territory? Footloose frontiersman Nate Kinyon is eager to possess this rather thorny Rose. But is he willing to sacrifice his wealth and freedom to win her heart? When Rose's situation goes from bad to worse, she wonders if God has forsaken her after all. Is the disarming but godless Nate her only hope?
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 320 Vendor: Barbour Publishing ISBN: 1616265523
ISBN-13: 9781616265526 Availability: In Stock Series:Harwood House
Step back into the early days of America, where Rose Harwood and her sisters become indentured to the highest bidders. When Rose’s new owner takes her deep into Indian Territory, a young frontiersman named Nate Kinyon tags along, hoping to save Rose from the machinations of a grubby trader and the appraising looks of young braves. How much is he willing to pay—in dollars and sense—to redeem the woman he loves? And how much is Rose willing to sacrifice for his protection?
Dianna Crawford is a California native. She has been published since the early 1990s and writes full-time. Her first inspirational novel was the premier of a six-book series for Tyndale that she coauthored with Sally Laity. Dianna is married and has four daughters and seven grandkids.
Sally Laity considers it a joy to know that the Lord can touch other hearts through her stories. She has written both historical and contemporary novels, including a co-authored series for Tyndale House and another for Barbour Publishing, nine Heartsong Romances, and twelve Barbour novellas. Her favorite pastimes include quilting for her church’s Prayer Quilt Ministry and scrapbooking. She makes her home in the beautiful Tehachapi Mountains of southern California with her husband of fifty years and enjoys being a grandma and great-grandma.
Well, this book had me on the edge of my seat almost the entire time. I don't think I relaxed until the very last page. Rose's story of being sold as a bondwoman in the new American colonies is one of fear, trial, tragedy and loss. I held my breath as they traveled through Indian lands and felt emotion with Rose as she watched her old life slipping away and her new unknown life rising before her.
I loved the characters in this book and the way their stories weave together to make a historical picture you can jump in to. The authors did a great job with this story!
The authors do a good job of growing Rose's affection for her bondsman,
“Rose’s Pledge” is a great read, filled with drama, romance, history and suspense. I recommend this book highly. I am greatly looking forward to book two in the series.
Filled with suspense, action, and romance this book is a pleasure to read. Laity and Crawford unite together to bring the best of true historical fiction and sweet romance.
This is the first in a trilogy and I already have the second one queued up to read shortly. This will keep you up reading at night. The historical elements were, of course, my favorite part. Very well done!
I picked this book because I am a fan of historical fiction and was hoping for a good story. My hope was not in vain as the good story was definitely delivered upon.
If you are a fan of good writing and historical stories then this book is for you!