About the Book
Jake is Clara’s dead husband’s identical brother. But he’s the bad twin. Without his help Clara stands to lose her ranch . . . and her girls. She soon discovers accepting his help means she could lose her heart. Is saving the ranch worth the risk?
Five years hard labor is the price Jake’s paid for his brother’s treachery. All he wants is justice. But how is he to get it when his brother is dead and his widow needs a man to take her place in the cattle roundup? Will he find justice? Will he be able to clear his name? Or will his love for this woman force him to walk away and spare her the truth?
Can this pair face the truth about the past? Most of all, can they follow their hearts and trust their love for each other?
4 out of 5
If there was a real fairytale ending, this book had one.
Except for the fact that somewhere along the story I thought Jake’s character was too good and nice, I found him quite charming and dependable, and dependable in every true sense of the word. I love how he dealt with his anger and eventually grew in faith.
Clara was a soft and strong character all at the same time. She was sweet and caring with her girls but could put up a strong defense front to protect her girls when the need arose. This young woman endured through so much hardship but never gave up despite the ever emerging odds. Putting her trust in God just put the cream on the pie. The girls—Maggie, Polly and Emmy were quite an adorable bunch.
Jake and Clara’s love story was sweet and heartbreaking at the same time. Along the story, it seemed unfair the price they had to pay to keep people’s mean comments and actions at bay. I constantly found myself wondering how it would all end, and I was very satisfied with the finish. No bumps in this story for me except for a few typos that don’t necessarily stand in the way.
Overall, this story was engaging start to finish. While it’s not the most passionate of stories but close, it is sweet and endearing. There was never a dull moment and it certainly put a smile on my face at its classic moments.
*Although I offer this review to the public, it is my opinion and simply that. Many thanks to the author for a free copy in exchange for my honest opinion.*
About the Author
Linda Ford is a multi-published author who makes her home on a farm/ranch near Olds, Alberta where she is near enough to the Rockies to see them every day. She thinks growing up on the prairie and learning to notice the small details it hides gave her an appreciation for watching God at work in His creation. Her upbringing also included being taught to trust God in everything and through everything—a theme that resonates in her stories. Threads of another part of her life are found in her stories—her concern for children and their future. A mother of 14—4 homemade, 10 adopted—Linda shares her life with her one and only husband, two grown sons, and a paraplegic client. You can visit Linda at www.lindaford.com