Author: Tracie Peterson
Published: March 1, 2016
Setting: Montana, 1895
Rating: 3 (Fair)
Series: Sapphire Brides (Book 1)
Provided by: Bethany House
Emily Carver wants a home where she can put down roots instead of following her gold-hungry father from one mining camp to another. She also longs for tenderness and love, both of which are missing in her life. Yet when she realizes she's losing her heart to the intriguing new man in camp, she fiercely fights her feelings, afraid that love will only result in disappointment and heartache.
Caeden Thibault, a young geologist, comes to Montana to catalog minerals indigenous to the state. He's a serious and guarded young man trying to escape the pain of his past. He has avoided all romantic entanglements, fearing he might become like his abusive father. But something about Emily Carver has caught his attention, something he never expected. . . .
Will these two broken souls allow God to bring healing and hope to their hurting hearts?
The book had a few good sections which were super enjoyable but most of the book was just predictable and cliche: Girl in danger; boy saves girl.
Personally, I felt that the plot aspects weren't developed enough and that the romantic aspects took up too many pages. The ending was rushed.... or poorly developed.... or something that just felt a bit off.
That said, that is a personal preference and the romance aspects themselves were clean and harmless.
In fact, this book may easily be a nice introduction to historical romance for a young teenage reader.
I am sorry to be only able to give this book three stars (Fair) yet at $8 it may be a lovely gift to a young reader. If you would like to purchase the book, here is the Amazon page.
About the author:
Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than one hundred books. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Montana.
Visit Tracie's web site at: http://www.traciepeterson.com