Book Review

by Maureen McKade

Genre: Historical Romance
Sensuality: HOT
Setting: Post-Civil War American West

2007 American-Set Historical Romance Award Winner

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McKade's stunning, emotional and gripping story of the Forrester brothers is a lot like Francine Rivers' classic westerns. She tells her story honestly and realistically, yet with strong faith in the inherent goodness of man. Keep a hankie nearby and a place on your keeper shelf for this one.

When war widow Dulcie McDaniel returns home, her father is lynched for a crime he didn't commit. Dulcie is determined to run the family farm, bring in the harvest and make a home for her small daughter.

Rye Forrester must find Dulcie and tell her about his role in her husband's death. But instead he offers to bring in the harvest and decides to tell her the story later. Neither is prepared for the love that blossoms between them. Dulcie's thrilled to have a good, kind man to stand at her side as she works to clear her father's name. Rye prays that she'll forgive him, but as the past rises up they struggle to hold onto their love and faith. (Berkley, Aug., 295 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: Berkley

Published: August 2007

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4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
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A Reason to Believe

Submitted by Robin in PA on May 23, 2010 - 5:40pm.

Rye Forrester is on a mission. His drinking led to the death of a friend. Now he is looking for his friend's widow, to try to make up for his tragic mistake. Dulcie McDaniel is in a bind. Her drunken father was accused of a murder he didn't commit, taken from the jail and hanged. Now all she has left is her daughter and a broken down farm with no way of harvesting the crops. Rye approaches her and offers to help her bring in her harvest, deciding to delay telling her the real reason he is here. But, secrets have a way of catching up with a person.

This was another wonderful book by this author. Both Rye and Dulcie are wounded souls who believe they don't deserve happiness. Their story has you rooting for the underdogs. Stories like this are why Maureen McKade is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. My rating: 4.5 Stars.