Disgraced dime novelist Kate Tenney fled the city that banned her latest novel for the emptiness of the desert. Answering an ad to be “heiress” to a vast cattle ranch in the Arizona Territory, Kate hopes ranching turns out to be as romantic as she portrayed it in her novels.
But what awaits her is a life harder than the one she just left. There is no room for mistakes on a working cattle ranch, and Kate is ill-prepared for her new life. She quickly learns that dawn comes early. But she is tenacious.
Having been abandoned by a string of men, Kate has no intention of ever marrying. But she didn’t expect to meet Luke Adams, either. Luke awakens feelings inside Kate she doesn’t recognize, and his steady presence is a constant distraction. She has only written about love in the past, never known it herself. But her feelings for Luke stand in the way of all she has to gain if she is chosen as the heir.
Perhaps God brought Kate to the barrenness of the desert to give new life to her jaded heart.
I was tentative reading this book because I had read another book by Margaret Brownley, A Lady Like Sarah, and I did no like it AT ALL. (Sorry if that comes off a little strong). I will admit I liked this one better...but not much. It just didn't hold my interest. The characters were not particularly endearing to me, and I found it annoying that Kate and Luke's relationship seemed to be founded on physical attraction more than anything. So many parts of this story seemed to me that they should have been quirky and lovable, but weren't. I did like the bits about Cactus Joe- and Luke's aunts- but other than that I didn't really find this book worth it.
I received this book for free from Booksneeze in exchange for my honest review.
To Follow Her Heart
Revell A Satisfying, Emotionally Rich Conclusion to The Southold Chronicles Series
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