This is the first of the Love Finds You books that I have read. Since I especially like Westerns, I could not have picked a better one to read. I was particularly drawn to the efforts of Angel Ramirez to turn her life around after being raised in an outlaw gang by an uncle after the death of her parents. After escaping from that life, she simply wanted to be herself and not have to keep looking over her shoulder all the time. Although our personal circumstances may not be as drastic as hers, most of us have things in our past that we dont want others to know. We reach a point when we realize how very tiresome that is and that only the grace of God can free us from it. In the Acknowledgements, the author says she prays that each story she writes points back to her Lord. That should be the goal of everyone who claims to be a Christian. In the case of Miralee Ferrell, I feel she was successful at that with this book. I recommend the book and encourage you to read it.
This book is a part of the LOVE FINDS YOU series and enjoyable fiction. If you like, stories of the Old West, you will enjoy reading this book. The story takes place in Sundance, WY, in the late 1800'sand is about a tomboy trying to change her life and find love. She takes a job on a cattle ranch near Sundance and many things start to happen, always afraid that her past may catch up with her. She has many adventures in her new life, finds a new start, and asks God into her life. The chapters are short and easy to read, the story line keeps your interest and wanting to read more to see what is going to take place. I think the author does a great job in giving a description of the people and area where the story takes place. A great adventure for us armchair travelers.
Ranch owner Travis Morgan sure isn't thinking about love when he finds out his newly hired ranch hand is a woman.
On the other hand, he's got a bunch of goofy (but lovable) cowboys who are smitten with the gun-totin, varmint tracking female.
And then of course there's the outlaw pursuing her. He doesn't know what love is.
I really enjoyed this story. The mix of suspense and romance is perfect. One of my favorite scenes is when the cowboys sneak into the house, bringing flowers and candy for Angel, who was sick in bed. I had fun imagining the looks on their faces when Travis intercepted them!
There's also a strong theme of family and belonging. Angel's been living without a family for so long, you can feel her deep longing for it.
This is another winner in the Love Finds You series.
Angel Ramirez was raised by her uncle in an outlaw band, and because of difficult circumstances she is on the run from one of the dangerous outlaws, so she has been dressing and working as a man on ranches for several years. Because of her outstanding job as a marksman and tracker, ranch owner Travis Morgan decides he needs her on his ranch and sends her word with an offer she couldn't refuse. This time though, Angel decides she is tired of posing as a guy and will reveal herself as the woman she is to her new employer. Imagine the rage on the ranch when Travis and his ranch help finds out the new guy is a woman, and beautiful one at that. How will Travis feel about Angel working among the men ranchers? And can Angel prove she can handle the man's job she was hired to do? And not to mention that the guys have their eye on Angel, including owner Travis. Will the ranch owner win Angels heart, or will one of his ranch hands beat him to the punch? Or maybe she's not ready for love at all? All this and much more is in this wonderful historical fiction by Miralee Ferrell.
When I read some author's books, their writings just glue me to the page from the first to the last word, and for me, Miralee Ferrell is one of those author's. A fairly new author for me, Miralee is fast becoming one of my favorites. You gotta love Angel's character. She is so determined and independent, yet she is missing out on the fun of being a lady because of circumstances beyond her control. She has no idea of her real beauty, but the ranch hands as well as Travis had no problem recognizing it. The humor written into the story describing how those guys reacted to Angel was hilarious and adorable. I was so wishing to be inside this story to see the actions of these goofy guys!
Love Finds You in Sundance Wyoming, is a story so professionally woven together with a strong cast of characters that are loveable, genuine, realistic and so believable that you have the feeling of being right there in the story with them! The action and suspense going on captures your interest and keeps your turning those pages. The author does indeed give you the feeling of being there in the action. And what a pleasure it was getting to know the little town of Sundance, Wyoming in the fantastic way it was described by Miralee. A special place in history indeed! If you are looking for a wonderful historical, romantic read, I urge you to run and grab a copy of this book, sit down with a cup of coffee and just start reading. You will be pleased you did. I read this book in a day. Just couldn't put it down! It's just that good.
Thanks to the author Miralee Ferrell for providing a copy of this book to read and review. I was not required or expected to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.