Saturday, May 21, 2011
Book Review: A Heart Divided by Kathleen Morgan/4.5 Stars
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.
What a wonderful experience I had with A Heart Divided! Except for a very few pages early on, I read this book from start to finish, and loved it. Stories involving feuds are not something new to the world of fiction, but this one will surely rank high on my recommendations list. The last feud story I read was a great deal more humorous than this one, so from the get-go, I appreciated the fact that I was in for an adventure all it's own.
I didn't have to wait long for things to grab my interest. Right from the start, there was one heck of a kiss that was enough to make my hair stand on it's end! (Well, not really...but you get the picture.) :o) Then, there was the introduction of a brother, which brought on a whole new set of decisions of the heart. And if all that wasn't enough...there's the feud itself! It was no wonder that I couldn't put the book down!
I'm no stranger to Kathleen Morgan's books, and without a doubt, A Heart Divided has to be one of her very best. I'm quite curious what the next book in the series will be about, as this story had no loose ends. So long as a certain girl named Allis and a certain fella named Spence are not part of it, I'll be a very happy reader. :o)
Sass? You betcha! Sarah was eat up with it! :o)
**Many thanks to Revell for providing a copy for review.