Continuing where Reckless Heart left off, Lang’s spin-off is a striking story of strength from adversity. It is also an empowering tale of happy endings for Lang’s appealing characters that readers will find more than gratifying.
After Angeline Hunter and her best friend escaped their Mormon husband last year, Angeline has been supporting herself by cooking. Sam Carver has lived in Forestville all his life, except for a stint in the army where he was wounded. Sam is attracted to Angeline, but she won’t give him the time of day. But with some outside help, they begin to get to know one another. But when Sam proposes, Angeline must tell him the truth. Since her marriage was not legal in Wyoming they are able to wed, but their happiness is short-lived. It will take the strength of their love to free themselves from the past and their enemies. (BRAVA, Feb., 272 pp., $14.00)