Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Book Review: Montana Hearts by Charlotte Carter/3.5 Stars
Sarah Barkley has come to Sweet Grass Valley, Montana, with a mission in mind. Ever since her heart transplant, she's wanted to secretly help the family of the woman whose heart saved her life. And with two motherless children and a sprawling ranch to care for, Kurt Ryder could sure use some support. Falling for the rugged rancher is an unexpected complication. Does Kurt want Sarah for herself—or for her connection to the past? Her heart brought her to Sweet Grass Valley, but only love—and a leap of faith—will make it her home.
Love Inspired books are not typically something that I go out of my way to read. I often get bored with the happy endings, the cheesy plots, the guy and the girl that always end up together, a single mom with a kid who finds the perfect man (and dad) for her and her kid, etc. etc. Because of all that, Love Inspired books rarely make it into my hands.
I'm so very glad that I made an exception with this one. Until reading Montana Hearts, I'd never heard of Charlotte Carter before, and I have to compliment her on her excellent style of writing. This story would have been terrible if everything had been too rushed, and if the romance had moved any quicker. Instead, it was paced very well, with little morsels of drama and heart-flutterings along the way.
I'd be more than happy to read more of this author in the future (even if it is another LI book...*grin*). My rating for Montana Hearts is 3.5 Stars.