Saturday, May 21, 2011

Book Review: A Heart Divided by Kathleen Morgan

Heart Divided, A: A Novel (Heart of the Rockies)A Heart Divided by Kathleen Morgan
Series: Heart of the Rockies 1

ISBN: 978-0-8007-1884-8
Price: $14.99
Format: Paperback

Publication date: May 11, 2011
Publisher: Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

Description from the publisher:

When fate brings them together, they must choose between family ties and love.

The Caldwells and Wainwrights have been feuding for decades. Still, Sarah Caldwell has misgivings when her father pressures her into distracting a ranch hand while he and her brothers rob the Wainwright place. When it becomes clear that hand is actually Cord Wainwright, heir of the Wainwright holdings, Sarah realizes things have gone too far.

As the feud boils over, Cord and Sarah make a most inconvenient discovery--they just might be falling in love. Can they betray their families to see where this attraction leads? Or will their families betray them?

Against the beautiful and wild backdrop of the Rocky Mountains in 1878 comes this sweeping saga of romance, betrayal, and forgiveness from beloved author Kathleen Morgan.

I have to admit, I did like this book. It seems that there was enough of a developed plot to keep my interest, even though it is a "prairie novel". I especially liked the character Nick, who is the "glue" that holds the family together and keeps them from making many stupid mistakes. He is a Christian man who remains joyful through a variety of difficult trials, yet is a believable character who actually reminds me of some people I know, people who have encouraged me in my walk with God. Here's just one small exerpt from the book that exempliflies the kind of man Nick is:

"Sarah's just not the sort of person to turn her back on those she loves, no matter how badly they've sinned (Nick said)." His mouth quirked. "Kind of like God's unending love for his errant children."

A great reminder! We all should have a person or persons like Nick in our lives.

If you like a good romance (and a little suspense), you would like this book.

I give A Heart Divided 4 out of 5 stars.

“Available May 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

Kathleen Morgan is the award-winning author of many novels, including those in the bestselling Brides of Culdee Creek series. She lives in Colorado.

(I received this book from Revell for review purposes. I received no monetary compensation for this review. All opinions expressed are completely my own.)

1 comment:

Nise' said...

I have not read Kathleen's books. Not usually of fan of "prairie novels" either.