A LOVE FORBIDDEN
This is a wonderful love story set in the wilds of the Colorado Rockies. The characters’ faith is tested by the harsh realities of life in the untamed frontier. In her second Heart of the Rockies book, Morgan explores themes of mercy and fidelity to one’s beliefs despite what others think.
Shiloh Wainright accepts a teaching job at the White River Indian Reservation without thinking it through, and she soon is caught in the crossfire between the Ute Indians and the impossible demands of the U.S. government. She has a chance encounter with a childhood friend, Jesse Blackwater, who is bitter about being a half-breed. Jesse does not believe he belongs in either world and is feeling lost and alone. When their feelings complicate matters even further, they must decide what they want to do — before a full-scale uprising wipes out their dreams and future. (REVELL, May, 320 pp., $14.99)