Thursday, May 24, 2012
A Love Forbidden by Kathleen Morgan
About the book:
They're from two different worlds. Can love cross the divide?
Moved by a compassionate heart and the desire for adventure, twenty-year-old Shiloh Wainwright impulsively accepts a teaching position at the White River Indian Agency in northwestern Colorado. Eager to use her skills to help improve the lives of Ute Indian children, she looks forward to a fulfilling, independent life on the Colorado frontier.
But her new job isn't what she imagined it would be, and Shiloh soon finds herself caught in the cross fire between the Utes, their unyielding Indian agent, and a demanding US government. Her unexpected encounter with a half-Ute childhood friend, Jesse Blackwater, only complicates matters as they battle their growing feelings for each other amidst spiraling tensions that threaten to explode into a catastrophic uprising.
Set amongst the wilds of the Colorado Rockies in 1879, this tale from bestselling and award-winning author Kathleen Morgan explores the transformational power of forgiveness, compassion, and God's healing love with artistry and authenticity.
My review of A Love Forbidden:
I really enjoyed the first book in this series, A Heart Divided and I was really looking forward to this book. Perhaps, I wasn’t in the mood for a western romance, but A Love Forbidden didn’t do much for me. It’s not that there was really anything wrong with the book, but it did seem a little slow and it just did not hold my attention very well. Again, that may have been because I really wasn’t in the mood for this type of book. I seem to go through phases where I am a finicky reader, other times it seems I love everything I read.
On a positive note, I did like the strong characters Shiloh and Jesse. They were well written, which made the story much more interesting than it could have been. So, overall A Love Forbidden is a fairly good book in my opinion. If you are in the mood to read a historical Western, you will likely enjoy this book. I wish I could have given the book a rave review, but I am also not giving it a bad review. It is worth reading, but it’s not one that will stay with me.
Available May 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
This book was provided for review by Revell.