Image of Open Country (Blood Rose Trilogy)


Image of Open Country (Blood Rose Trilogy)

Warner earned readers’ respect as a strong western writer with her debut, the first book in the Blood Rose trilogy. With the second she cements that reputation. Her powerful prose, realistic details and memorable characters all add up to a compelling, emotionally intense read.

Upon her sister’s death, Molly McFarlane flees Savannah with her sister’s children. She must keep them away from their father and the men hired to track them down: conspirators plotting another civil war. During a horrible train accident Molly devises a scheme, claiming she is wed to a dying man to collect the insurance settlement. But the man doesn’t die. Rancher Hank Wilkins has no memory of the train wreck or Molly, but honor demands he take her home. The large Wilkins family welcomes Molly and the children and she is caught up in the whirlwind of ranch life. But Molly knows nothing about being a wife, especially to the silent Hank. They must learn to love and trust even as the ghosts of Molly’s past threaten to destroy their lives. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Jun., 448 pp., $15.00)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin