Publisher: Harlequin Historical (June 2011)
298 pages, eBook (purchased myself for $4.99)
Book Rating: 2 Stars
Sensuality: Pink Heart
Sarah is a mail-order bride looking to escape a scandalous past in the east and hoping for a fresh start. Briggs is a jilted farmer with a huge chip on his shoulder hoping to avoid further emotional entanglement by marrying a woman he doesn’t know. All of the secrets, deceptions and a general failure to communicate between these two characters made this a hard story to enjoy. This story was full of heartache, most of which could have been avoided by simple honesty much earlier in the story than it occurred. Living on the prairie in a sod house, produces trials enough, and watching them work together to get through those hardships, was by far the best part of this story. The ending was nice, but I felt like you had to wade through quite a bit to get there.